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Collard criticises Shedden for “naughty” race three move

West Surrey Racing’s Rob Collard has criticised Gordon Shedden for a “naughty move” in the final British Touring Car Championship race at Knockhill last weekend.

Both drivers were set for their best result of the weekend, battling for second position, when Collard ran wide and fell back behind team-mate Colin Turkington.

Collard had battled back from a qualifying problem to take two fourth places in the opening two races, but could only finish 11th after making a mistake in the closing stages of the race.

Shedden went on to finish second behind the Toyota of Tom Ingram.

“I’m very disappointed with that,” Collard told Overtake Motorsport. “Disappointed with what Gordon Shedden done.

“I think it was a very naughty move and then we were bringing the car home.

“Gordon just pushed me wide at Clark corner when I was P2. I’d overtaken him and he just came and attacked me. Bit unfair.”

Shedden claimed the move was “absolutely fine” as Collard left the door open.

His strong final race performance, after a frustrating weekend on home soil up until that point, kept him in the title fight and above Collard in the points standings.

Shedden currently lies third, having lead going into the Knockhill weekend, 12 points behind leader Colin Turkington and five points ahead of Collard.

Feature image credit: Caroline Rhea

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