PROGRESS FOR BOLGER IN JUNIOR X30
Despite another weekend of frustration for the Fusion X30 drivers, it was Douglas Bolger who stood out performance wise with his mature driving throughout the weekend, as managed to come away with a solid 13th position in the Final on Sunday. Bolger, who was born in Japan and now lives in England, has been with the team for less than a year, and has gradually come to grips with the style of English racing.
Date 19th August 2018
Event Little Green Man
In Timed Qualifying, Nelson King topped the time sheets, ahead of Tom Lebbon and former Fusion driver Joseph Taylor. Alicia Barrett was the highest placed team driver, as she posted the 9th fastest time, just 1 tenth off the pole time of King’s. Tom Edgar was 12th, whilst Bolger was only 16h, despite only being 3 tenths away from the fastest time.
Taylor took the honours in Heat 1, ahead of another former Fusion driver, Lewis Thompson, followed my pole man King. Edgar made up 2 places to 10th, however Barrett was unfortunate to lose out, finishing 11th. Bolger who started 16th, again made up 2 places, finishing 14th.
King secured pole position for the final after winning the second heat, ahead of Lebbon and Irishman Sean McCormack. Barrett had a better run through to 7th, whilst Edgar finished 11th. Bolger had a good mid race battle, and came away with 19th.
In the final, it was King who dominated, as he won by 2.5 seconds. Taylor was 2nd, ahead of Thompson in 3rd. Barrett was the highest placed team driver in 11th, whilst Bolger moved up 5 places to an impressive 13th. Edgar was involved in an incident during the race, demoting him to 20th after dropping to the back of the pack, forming a respectable recovery.
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