Roger back on the title trail

PUBLISHED: 17:39 22 August 2017

Roger Orgee.

Roger Orgee.

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Racing driver Roger Orgee had to settle for second spot in the latest Formula Ford Championship round at Castle Combe.

Formula Ford Championship driver Roger Orgee is still trying to sort out his new CPM/Weston College sponsored car at Castle Combe.

Qualifying was going to be close with at least eight competitors capable of a pole position time. Roger was really disappointed when he only qualified seventh, his worst placing for a long time.

As the race got underway, Roger made a succession of first lap overtakes that put him up to third place. There followed one of the closest battles for the lead, when Roger and his two sparring partners, Michael Moyers and Josh Fisher fought for the lead.

Suddenly the other two collided with Moyers spearing off into the barriers and Roger and Josh relegated to seventh and eighth positions. Within a lap Roger had regained third when the race was stopped to recover Moyers’ car.

At the re-start, battle recommenced and Roger jumped into an early lead with Fisher following closely behind. As the race progressed these two pulled ahead, but Roger’s car still is not as fast as his old one and he had to settle for second place.

The next race is a double header on Bank Holiday Monday.

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