Fresh off the back of Team-Dynamics confirming that Dan Cammish will race alongside Matt Neal. Its been confirmed that Gordon Shedden will move to Team WRT for the WTCR season. Shedden effectively replaces Rob Huff who has moved to Sebatien Loeb Racing.
The move had been rumored at the beginig of the year, with a Belgian news site claiming the deal had been done. At that time it was expected that Shedden would once again race in the BTCC. Then towards the end of last month, Honda announced that Shedden had left the team. At the time there was no word on where he would br racing.
But how did the move come about? It pretty much started towards the end of last year. Shedden raced with WRT (then Leopard Racing) in the final round of the TCR International Series. The whole point of his entry was to boost Jean- Karl Verney chance of winning the title. In the end, they managed to secure the title.
The team now makes the move to the Audi RS3 LMS in a bid to take the title again. The RS3 has been one of the cars to beat, and since WRT jas a big association with Audi in GT racing, the move makes sense.
This season will be Sheddens first season of international racing. He will have a lot of new circuits to learn, especially the likes of Marakech and Vila Real. Shedden is no stranger to international racing though, having raced at Bathurst and a couple of rounds in the FIA GT championship.
Either way, Shedden should impress on his full time debut in the WTCR. It now means that half of the grid has now been confirmed. Its looking like a real class field for the first WTCR season.
Words: Tom Gibson @WA10Tom