SAM Tordoff was pipped to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship drivers' title at Brands Hatch on Sunday.

The Rawdon driver, who had topped the standing for much of the season, lost out in a dramatic final race of the season to defending champion Gordon Sheddon.

But there was some consolation for Tordoff as WSR took the constructors title and Team JCT600 with GardX took the teams' title.

Tordoff remained at the head of the standings until the finale, but missed out on the championship by just two points, his three top-10 finishes bringing his total to 306 against title winner Gordon Shedden’s 308.

The Scotsman needed to overcome a two point deficit to Tordoff heading into the final race, and he made the all-important move on Tordoff on lap seven.

The duo were tussling over third place with Mat Jackson and Aiden Moffat already up the road, but it was all eyes of the title fight.

The huge 45,000-strong crowd held its collective breath as Shedden hauled his Honda Civic Type R down the inside of Tordoff’s Team JCT600 with GardX machine on the run down to Clearways, before completing the move on the exit of Clark Curve.

Shedden fended off further attacks and even a late safety car period to maintain third position, superbly securing the title in the process.

Tordoff said: “While I’m obviously gutted to lead the championship for most of the season and then miss out on the drivers’ title by two points, I’m incredibly proud of myself, of the job done by everyone at WSR and the support we’ve had from BMW, JCT600 and GardX all season.

"We’ve ended the season as constructors’ and teams’ champions and honestly I couldn’t have asked for much more. This weekend I’ve actually scored some decent points, but the pace needed to get us over the line wasn’t quite there. We needed something extra and it wasn’t quite there.”