GORDON SHEDDEN returns to the scene of his breakthrough British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) win this weekend aiming to get his title bid back on track.

The Dalgety Bay race ace heads to Oulton Park in Cheshire looking to bounce back from the disappointment of a double non-finish last time out at Thruxton.

It is round four of the Championship and, despite his points tally taking a hit in the previous race weekend, Shedden remains firmly in contention to retain the crown he won for a second time last year.

He starts the racing action at Oulton Park, where he registered his first win the competition 10 years ago, on 86 points, just 15 adrift of leaders Matt Neal, his Halfords Yuasa Racing team-mate, and Rob Collard.

He said: "I'm feeling good. I think I was ready to go again at about 6.30pm on the Sunday at Thruxton, because I wanted to immediately erase the memories of that weekend.

"Oulton is a fun track to drive and usually produces good racing – although overtaking isn’t easy – and the large and enthusiastic crowds generate a good atmosphere.

“We’re still trying to maximise the potential of the Honda Civic Type R – I don’t think we’ve completely aced it yet – so to be as competitive as we have been everywhere so far is really encouraging, and we’ve got some good ideas to improve it further. Hopefully we can come away from Oulton with three good finishes and a strong points haul to put us firmly back on the championship trail."