Robert Foster-Jones races into title contention
Published by Bas Kaligis 14 september 2009 18:06 - Print
|Robert Foster-Jones was in unbeatable form in last weekend’s [12/13 September] penultimate round of the British Super 1 Championship and has set up a thrilling title-decider. The RFM driver was in electrifying form from the outset. Carrying his superior pace in practice into timed qualifying round the tight, and relatively short, Larkhall circuit in Lanarkshire. |
From pole position, he then took a brace of dominant heat wins to ensure that he would start the first of Sunday’s two-points scoring finals with an open track ahead of him. In the pre-final he made good his advantage as the tightly bunched pack jostled and jockeyed for position going into the tight first corner. From there, he set about building a gap and having gained over a half a second advantage over his nearest pursuer was able to take another comfortable win.
Having taken such a strong victory, Robert attracted the praise of Mercedes-backed German Touring Car [DTM] ace, Paul di Resta. “Paul had dropped in to watch the racing with his dad [Louis]. They both came over and congratulated me on my performance and offered to give me some help with my future career, which was generous of them.” Foster-Jones knew that he could blow the championship wide open if he won again and indeed, once he had successfully dealt with the opening lap challenges, powered to his third triumph of the season.
“I’ve closed the gap down to eleven points now, and with that sort of form I think I have a great chance of taking it to the wire. It’s going to be very interesting and the title is definitely a possibility, but I’m one of four drivers who could now win.” The conclusion of this fascinating championship will take place at Fulbeck in Lincolnshire on 17/18 October.
Visit www.robertfosterjones.co.uk to learn more about him and his racing career.
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