Two podium spots for Roger

Roger Orgee from Langford kept up the fight for the Castle Combe Formula Ford championship by securing two podium positions.

LANGFORD’S Roger Orgee kept up the fight for the Castle Combe Formula Ford championship by securing two podium positions recently.

Qualifying was, once more, very wet and with a 32 car entry, rather crowded, making a clear lap a bit of a lottery. Roger gave his team and growing fan club, a worrying time by securing pole position on the last lap of qualifying.

Unfortunately, with two races on the programme, the second fastest lap is for the grid position for the second race and Roger’s next best lap only gave him a fifth place starting position.

Race one was on a drying track and the car wasn’t quite as good off the line, with Roger running a close second place for most of the race.

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A move for the lead failed at Tower corner and put Roger back in third. The first three cars crossed the line almost as one, giving the crowd and live TV viewers a grandstand finish.

Race two was on a rapidly drying track and Roger opted to keep a wet set up and this worked well as he flew up from fifth to second place within a couple of laps.

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Two cars broke well away from the pack, but again luck took a hand with a safety car bunching the grid back up and giving the dry set up competitors a distinct advantage when the pack was released.

Again three cars broke away and Roger had to settle for third place, only 0.8 seconds adrift from the leader.

After three rounds, Roger is only one point off the lead in the championship and looking forward to the next round on the June 4.

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