Another podium finish for Roger

PUBLISHED: 09:31 15 June 2012

Roger Orgee.

Roger Orgee.

Archant

Roger Orgee claimed another podium finish at Castle Combe.

CASTLE Combe celebrated the jubilee with one of the finest Formula Ford races seen in years, when the top six cars crossed the line separated by just over a second.

Langford’s championship contender, Roger Orgee, started the way he meant to go by

qualifying his Van Diemen RF00 on the front row of the grid, but only one tenth of a second in front of his team mates, so a close encounter was promised.

Roger made a brilliant start to lead the 22 cars into Quarry Corner and kept his car in the front for the first two laps. As Combe is such a high speed circuit, slipstreaming becomes as important as the Formula One drag reduction system and six cars were swapping positions every lap.

By lap five Roger was holding a secure second spot less than two feet behind, all at 130mph.A safety car allowed the field to bunch up again and on the restart Roger tried a high-speed overtaking manoeuvre that didn’t quite come off, demoting him to third place.

The last lap was a cliff hanger with Roger hanging on to third place, while trying to regain the lead. With four podiums in four races, Roger lies a close second in the championship and is looking forward to the double header at Combe on June 16/17.

More from Weston Mercury

54 minutes ago

A couple’s home was raided while they were partying the night away at a police ball. The story featured in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago.

Read more

Work has begun on Weston’s £11million flagship food and drink centre, which is expected to bring 250 jobs to the area.

Read more
10:50

Significant improvements to day-time operations at Weston General Hospital’s A&E have been recognised by health inspectors.

Read more

Indie rock band The Zutons will perform in Bristol next spring.

Read more

An action-packed superhero adventure comes to cinema screens next week, and Mercury readers will win tickets to see it.

Read more

The family of a Worle youngster have praised their son’s bravery after he won a Somerset Award.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00

A sing-along screening of 2017’s smash hit The Greatest Showman will take place at Bristol Hippodrome.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

A stunning display of more than 100,000 twinkling lights in a Burnham cul-de-sac has raised more than £1,000 for local charities, in just its opening week.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

Plans to extend Weston’s conservation area – and open it up to receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of grants – has been given the green light.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:06

Father Christmas is checking in on his elves this festive season at his South West Workshop in Cheddar.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

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

Local Weather

Heavy Showers

Heavy Showers

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 5°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

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists