Roger goes from back to front

PUBLISHED: 11:56 05 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:56 05 September 2018

Roger Orgee.

Roger Orgee.

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Motor racing driver Roger Orgee finished with two podium places at the latest round of races at Castle Combe.

Following the decision to change cars mid-season, Roger Orgee’s first test session at Castle Combe was approached with mixed feelings.

Gradually during the day Roger got used to the different handling characteristics of the CPM Ridgemill Spectrum Formula Ford and pronounced himself happy with the car.

On race day, Roger was happy to qualify third and fourth for the two races, being only a couple of tenths off pole time and feeling comfortable with the car.

Race one provided the crowds with a wonderful demonstration of high-speed racing as six cars broke away from the pack in a thrilling slipstreaming battle for lap after lap.

Eventually something had to give and two cars touched causing a huge moment for the others, followed by a monumental engine blow up from the championship leader, once the smoke had cleared Roger was a competitive second.

Race two was to a similar pattern with Roger pushing last year’s winner all the way, a rise in engine temperature prevented a last lap charge and Roger settled for another podium place.

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