Roger maintains third position
- Credit: Archant
Langford racing driver Roger Orgee maintained third position in the Castle Combe championship.
LANGFORD’S ace racer, Roger Orgee, suffered more highs and lows in the first three days of August than most people have in a season.
In the test session, a blown engine meant racing with the spare motor. Race day dawned bright, but with rain forecast for the afternoon, Roger decided to gamble on keeping new tyres for the race and to use an older set for qualifying.
This decision proved to be good as he qualified on the second row and the engine turned out to be running well.
As the time for the race approached, the rain clouds rolled in. As the lights went green, the track was still damp but Roger flew off the line, arriving at the first corner in second place and leading the pack within a lap.
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Four laps into the race Roger still led, but suddenly a pace car was sent out after an accident, closing up the pack once again, losing all the advantage Roger had built up.
As the pace car peeled off Roger made a perfect re-start and led the race away, only five laps to go for the first win this year.
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Four laps to go and the engine note started to change and began misfiring and Roger eventually came home in sixth position to maintain third position in the championship.