Roger wins first race at Castle Combe
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Racing driver Roger Orgee won his first race of the season held at Castle Combe.
LANGFORD racing driver, Roger Orgee, started off the new season at Castle Combe with the perfect result to celebrate his new partnership with Weston College.
Qualifying was a bit of a problem as overnight rain left the track slippery. It took several laps before the tyres started to work, unfortunately a safety car intervention ruined Roger’s later laps so he had to settle for third on the grid.
The start of the race was tight with one car breaking away from the jostling pack, at one point Roger fell back to fifth avoiding a first lap incident, but by the second lap he had broken away and was chasing down the leader.
He soon pulled back the deficit, but had pulled along last year’s champion and a fierce, but fair, battle started in earnest with the lead constantly changing and the three cars inches apart at around 130mph.
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At the start of the last lap, last year’s champion Adam Higgins, led Roger by about a tenth of a second with both drivers breaking away.
Approaching quarry corner at the end of the straight, Roger pulled to the left and was able to undercut his opponent and nose ahead. s the two cars sped up to the finish line, Roger’s winning margin was just 0.0127 of a second.
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Roger’s day was completed when he was awarded the Castle Combe Driver of the Day and was reminded his dad (Roger snr) also won this race 40 years ago, and went on to win the championship.