Epic weekend for Roger at Brands Hatch

PUBLISHED: 12:33 13 June 2018

Roger Orgee.

Roger Orgee.

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Racing driver Roger Orgee enjoyed a good weekend of driving at Brands Hatch.

Following a disappointing race meeting at Castle Combe, Langford racing driver Roger Orgee set off for the National Championships at Brands Hatch, hoping for an improvement in the car.

Testing proved inconclusive after a couple of teething problems restricted running time. Qualifying was disappointing, only qualifying in 14th position out of 30 cars. Loads of changes were made for the first race but to no avail, Roger was trying to race a car that just would not handle and eventually spun off the track into retirement.

After a quick refurbish, the engineers set about discovering what was up with the car before the next two races. It was finally discovered that a new part fitted over the winter was incorrect and the car was re-set to heavily revised settings.

Race two was started from 26th on the grid and immediately it was apparent the problem was solved as Roger sliced through the field to finish a creditable 12th overall, lapping at the same pace as the leaders.

For the final, a much-relived Roger lined up in 12th place and started to climb up the placings, passing his rivals and swiftly moving up.

Roger’s laps were now only a 10th of a second shy of the fastest lap of the day, but a safety car incident halted progress when he had moved up to seventh place on to the tail of the leading group.

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