Yuasa Battery Sales (UK) have made the perfect start to their 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) campaign, winning two out of the three opening races.
Honda Yuasa Racing drivers Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal each took the chequered flag at Brands Hatch on Easter Sunday in what was the very first victories for their all new Honda Civic Type R race car. Shedden’s epic win in Round Two was one of the closest BTCC finishes ever, and saw the Scot cross the line just 0.040 seconds ahead. Spurred on by his team mate’s success Neal then went on to win Round Three despite running the ill-performing softer tyre for the race.
The Brands Hatch results have seen Matt Neal storm into the lead of the drivers’ championship, with Gordon Shedden in fifth place. Expectations are now high going into the next race meeting at Donington Park, and Yuasa are hoping for more success as they hunt their fifth BTCC championship win in just six years.
Yuasa has a long and proud heritage in BTCC racing, having sponsored the Team Dynamics run Honda operation since 2010. During this time the battery manufacturer has enjoyed phenomenal success on the track, claiming an unprecedented four consecutive manufacturers titles between 2010 and 2013 and drivers’ trophies in 2011 and 2012.
Yuasa provides a wide range of original equipment (OE) standard automotive batteries and accessories, including the YBX7000 Start Stop EFB and YBX9000 Start Stop AGM ranges for the latest vehicles. The company also offer a complete online fitting system, featuring a powerful battery look up tool with detailed fitting guides and technical information.
Andrew Taylor, managing director of Yuasa Battery Sales (UK) said: “We are absolutely thrilled with Matt and Gordon’s wins at Brands Hatch. We have been the title sponsors of Honda Yuasa Racing for the past five years and during this time the team have never failed to delight us with their performances.
“The launch of the new Civic Type R race car, which is now a double race winner, has captured everyone’s attention and has proved very popular amongst our fans. The Type R’s stunning performance at Brands Hatch has increased exposure even more and further helped increase awareness of our brand and products.
“With another season of action packed racing now here, we are confident Gordon, Matt and the team will deliver lots more fantastic performances for us. Whatever the rest of the 2015 season has in store, there’s no doubt that the UK’s most accessible motorsport series will continue to entertain us with more exciting wheel-to-wheel racing.”