Roger aiming for three on the trot

PUBLISHED: 14:07 25 October 2017 | UPDATED: 14:07 25 October 2017

Roger Orgee.

Roger Orgee.

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Motor racing driver Roger Orgee is aiming for his third straight championship title at Castle Combe.

After a difficult year getting his new CPM /Weston College Ray GR17 Formula Ford to perform to his liking, Langford’s Roger Orgee is aiming to win three championship titles in a row at Castle Combe.

The leader, one of Roger’s old karting pals Josh Fisher, has a handy 15-point lead, while in third, only six points behind, is his nemesis Michael Moyers, who he has fought hard and long over the last three years.

Roger finished qualifying in sixth place and after a brilliant start, Roger was up to fourth by the end of lap one and third by lap five, but needed to finish second to keep his title as Moyers was in the lead.

Such was the pace that all the drivers were pushing their cars to the edge and the clerk of the course penalised the worst offenders and Roger was promoted a place and held onto his championship position.

The final race of the year was the end of term carnival. Starting from fifth, Roger vaulted up to third on lap one. This time his opponent was National Formula Ford vice champion Luke Cooper and a fierce 10 laps followed with these two having the crowd on tenterhooks.

Two laps to go, oil on the track put Roger into a slide and Luke slipped through into third. Roger immediately launched a counter attack, but a safety car temporarily slowed the action.

The pack were released with just one lap to go and Roger made an incredible restart, catching and passing Luke to reclaim third place and another podium.

The next outing is on November 5, the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone, the World Cup of Formula Ford with more than 100 competitors from across the globe.

Next year Roger will move up to the National Championship, having already done well at that level. The championship is going to be high profile, featuring at all the UK’s major circuits, including Brands Hatch, Castle Combe, Croft, Donington, Knockhill, Oulton Park and Silverstone.

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