Roger finishes third

Roger Orgee finished the Formula Ford Championship at Castle Combe in third place.

LANGFORD’S young charger, Roger Orgee, finished the season at Castle Combe with a nail-biting finish where nerves were jangling in and out of the car.

Roger started the day third in the championship, but only eight points ahead of his team-mate. The plan was simple, finish one in front or at least only one place behind, giving away only a couple of points.

Qualifying started really well with Roger holding down pole position for most of the session, but in true F1 fashion the last lap was the one that counted. Roger was blocked by slower traffic, while his rivals towed each other round to push him down to only fifth, his worst position of the year.

The race started with a bit of a first corner muddle, pushing Roger well back into the pack, behind some slower drivers. After two or three frantic laps, Roger emerged in fifth place but his rival was now third.

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Fifteen laps later came the chequered flag and some furious calculations showed that Roger had finished the championship still in third, but only a couple of points ahead of his rival.

The day was rounded off with an end of season carnival race and saw a brilliant race from Roger, who made a staggering start to come through from the third row up into third place after the first lap. Roger then showed his new found relaxed form by lapping quicker than he had ever gone and earning a well-deserved podium finish, in third.

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The final event of the year will be the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone on November 4 when over 200 Formula Fords from all across the world are entered.

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