Roger beats his main rivals
Roger Orgee claimed fourth spot in the latest round of the Castle Combe Formula Ford Championship.
LANGFORD’S Roger Orgee fought back traffic problems to hold on to third place in the Castle Combe Formula Ford Championship.
Qualifying was a mess, with heavy rain and nearly 30 cars trying to qualify meant that a clear lap was almost impossible. Roger initially posted a front row, time but as the session went on he was pushed down as far as sixth until a last gasp effort posted a second row position.
A last lap attempt at pole was thwarted by back markers and to add insult to injury, a clear lap was on the cards when the flag came out about two seconds too soon for Roger to capitalise on the situation, so had to settle for fifth, the worst position of the year.
Ten minutes before the start of the race, more rain turned a dry track extremely wet and a flurry of activity saw Roger’s car back onto wet settings and tyres, only just in time for the off.
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The race started badly as Roger slipped back to seventh place. An early accident brought out the safety car for four laps, keeping a frustrated Roger seventh.
The pack were released once more and Roger immediately pulled back two places, including the championship leader, and a lap later overtook another of his main championship rivals to finish in fourth position.
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Roger’s disappointment was not too bad when he realised the two drivers who lead him in the championship finished in fifth and sixth place, so he gained in points, making second in the championship a viable target for the grand final on the October 6.