Limited testing on new season’s racing car

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

Roger Orgee.

Roger Orgee.


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.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Weston Mercury. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest from the Weston Mercury