Difficult weekend for Halfords Yuasa Racing at Thruxton

In a difficult weekend for Halfords Yuasa Racing. A promising qualifying and start to the weekend was damaged by tyre problems and the team left Thruxton with only a single podium.

Qualifying had put Matt Neal third on the grid, behind Aiden Moffat and Tom Ingram, wih Gordon Shedden back in eleventh.

After a bit of bumping and bashing at the start of the race, Neal was up in the lead.

Throughout the race, Neal was battling for the lead, whilst Shedden was making up places further back.

After pushing Moffat out of the way at the start of the race, the Scot had made his way back in front of Neal. Until…

The race was going well for the Halfords team, until disaster struck in the closing stages of the race.

Now it was time for the guys in the garage to get the car ready for race two.

The boys started at the back of the grid but, with no ballast, Neal and Shedden were up for the challenge.

Both drivers worked their way up through the field.

Shedden made up 19 places to take fourth place at the end of the race, whilst Neal finished eleventh.

For the final race of the weekend, Shedden started sixth whilst Neal started eleventh.

Shedden was pushing for second place in a fierce battle at the front.

The race was going well and building up to an exciting end when…

Feature Image Credit: Caroline Rhea

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