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RESULTS: Monday Mixed League Championship Round 7

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Round 7 saw the lads tackling the LMP at Le Mans with some interesting results.

Race One: Gab Wild spins through first gravel trap, with many cars to follow suit. Jason Brooks takes an early lead over Rory Boyd and Ben Haywood, however, he soon finds himself on his roof.  David Lord sets the fastest lap at 3:33.039, but hits the wall hard through the chicanes. Ben takes the win over David Scott with Gab on an impressive recovery to 3rd.

Race Two:
Drivers got a few practice starts and a seemingly random grid which suited Ben nicely. His fantastic starts gave him the lead after the first lap. Whereas, Rory fought from the rear of the field to earn himself 2nd on the first lap.  Francarlo Rizzo takes heavy damage lap 3 with a lot of pit work to do.
Ben sets a new fastest lap (3:31.608) and takes dominant victory over Jason and Rory. 

Race Three:
The Gold Coast Boys decided to step up their game for race 3. Unfortunately, a few guys including David Scott found themselves caught out by low ride-heights over high kerbs whilst recovering from spins. The top 3 cars put on an awesome show, swapping the lead many times, and finishing within a second of each other. Ross Rizzo was the star of the show by taking the win from Ben after starting last! Whilst 3rd placed Jason sets an even faster lap with a 3:30.218. 

Race Four:
Gab proved he had some pace up his sleeve, but received a stop-go penalty for cutting the first turn to avoid contact – definitely not his night. Ross and Rory both found themselves spinning on lap 2. Ben once again proved consistent and took another race win with fellow Sydneysiders Jason and David Lord to join him on the podium.


Summary:
The LMP1 cars proved to be unforgiving for the drivers, but also provided plenty of passing action due to slipstreaming down the long Le Man straights. Ben Haywood proved that a smooth driving style over the four races was key to victory. Next week provides another challenge as the drivers take on Formula Cars at Istanbul, Turkey.



  

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