Limited testing on new season’s racing car

PUBLISHED: 09:35 28 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:35 28 April 2017

Roger Orgee.

Roger Orgee.

Archant

Formula Ford racing driver Roger Orgee took delivery of a new car, but only had limited testing before the first race of the season.

After winning two Formula Ford championships in a row, Langford’s race driver, Roger Orgee decided it was time to replace last year’s car with a new one, trouble was the new Ray GR17 did not arrive until the last minute, so testing prior to Easter Monday’s race was crucial.

Last week was spent ironing out the teething problems you expect, so qualifying was going to be the first real test of the car’s capabilities.

Qualifying went well enough, but sixth place was not what Roger wanted so the race was going to be interesting as he got used to how the new car reacted to his driving style.

The first few laps of the race were quick, but Roger was stuck fast in sixth place, all the top drivers lapping in about the same time. Suddenly the race sprang into life with Roger setting the fastest lap and attacking the cars in front.

Three laps to go and Roger picked off two drivers in front to hold third and start closing on the leading pair. Third place and on the podium once again, next race is Whit Monday and we can see this car will be faster than the old one.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other Sport Stories

10:09

Weston-super-Mare’s National League South fixture against Chelmsford City has been postponed today (Saturday).

Yesterday, 09:24

Weston lost at home to Bracknell, despite getting off to a bright start.

Yesterday, 09:24

Hornets Girls Under-15s defeated Cinderford to reach the next round of the Area Cup.

Yesterday, 09:23

A late equaliser by Craig Mawford against Radstock Town, gave Cheddar their first point in three games.

Yesterday, 09:22

Worle’s impressive victory over Portishead Reseves has set up an interesting clash with near neighbours Uphill Castle next week.

Yesterday, 09:21

Striker Ellison Roberts netted four times for Team Mendip in their 5-1 victory over Swindon Spitfires.

Yesterday, 09:20

Latest results and fixtures from the Weston & District League.

Wed, 15:11

Winscombe Ladies started the new year in fine style with a derby victory over Weston.

Wed, 15:05

Weston-super-Mare were made to pay for missed chances and a red card as they were dumped out of the FA Trophy by Workington last night (Tuesday).

Wed, 10:30

The senior and ladies’ sections at Wedmore Golf Club both played their first competitions of the new year.

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 4°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder