Team GB wins again in New Zealand chal­lenge

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene -

The five BRISCA F1 driv­ers of Team GB Rac­ing had the ideal prepa­ra­tion for the Teams Cham­pi­onships at Palmer­ston North in New Zealand next week­end with a fourth vic­tory over the Auck­land All­stars in the Team Chal­lenge Tro­phy event at the Waikaraka Speedway in Auck­land on Sun­day.

Team cap­tain, BRISCA F1 world cham­pion Frankie Wain­man Jr, opted to sit out the race to al­low John Dow­son and Bob Grif­fin the op­por­tu­nity to gain ex­pe­ri­ence in this form of rac­ing prior to the big meet­ing next week­end.

When the lights went green Team GB got the per­fect start with both Lee Fairhurst and Dow­son get­ting away cleanly to act as run­ners, with Grif­fin and Ben Hur­d­man act­ing as block­ers, hold­ing up the Auck­land team.

Fairhurst man­aged to break away but with an Auck­land car close be­hind, the Bolton driver slowed down enough to hold up the ri­val team car. Fairhurst’s block­ing move al­lowed Dow­son to take the lead and the Durham driver man­aged to reel off the re­main­ing laps.

Dow­son: A win­ner Down Un­der

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