Green’s win earns him a front row final start slot

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene -

Af­ter a scin­til­lat­ing start to the sea­son that took him to the Su­per­star grade, Nigel Green has had a dip in form in re­cent weeks. He re­cap­tured his early sea­son form on Sun­day to win the sec­ond World Cham­pi­onship semi final at Bux­ton.

It puts Green on the front row for the final at Coven­try on Septem­ber 3.

Frankie Wain­man Jr led from the drop of the green flag with Lee Fairhurst quickly slot­ting into sec­ond. Be­hind them a first­turn melee elim­i­nated Wain­man’s son, Frankie Ju­nior Jr, Paul Hines and Mark Gil­bank. Green moved into third on lap three and the lead­ing cars held po­si­tions un­til lap 16 when Green eased his way passed Fairhurst. Two laps later Green barged Wain­man out of the top spot.

On the final turn, Fairhurst nudged Wain­man wide but Wain­man held onto sec­ond as the duo drag raced to the line.

Green said: “I made a de­cent start but I didn’t have the pace to stay with the leader at the start of the race. As the race went on my pace got bet­ter and I be­gan to close in on the lead. I was happy with third, but I wasn’t go­ing to sit be­hind them.”

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