Team GB wins again in New Zealand challenge
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