LG Motorsport’s Angus Fogg maintains a narrow advantage at the top of the BNT V8s Championship points-table after the sixth and penultimate round of the premier touring car series in Taupo over the weekend.
Fogg, from Auckland’s North Shore, has a lead of just seven points over former NZV8 champion Kayne Scott after a challenging weekend for the LG-ZB Falcon driver.
“In Saturday’s qualifying, there just wasn’t any pace in the car and we weren’t 100% sure what was wrong,” says Fogg, who managed the eleventh fastest qualifying time, just missing the top ten.
Race one and things looked to be going Fogg’s way as the driver got an absolutely brilliant start to leapfrog from 11th to fourth within a few hundred metres of the rolling start.
“I got a good break around the outside over a bunch who were snarling each other up. That was pretty good to hold fourth and take the 54 points. We changed a couple of things with the car, but regrettably the car was pretty average and it was a bit like being a ping pong ball in that second race. The LG-ZB Falcon sustained some damage and eighth was the best we could do.”
The team changed the car’s set-up back to what it had been, giving Fogg a stronger car for the long reverse grid race. “The car was pretty good,” says Fogg. “I was rocketing my way forward through the field pretty well until I flat-spotted a tyre. A lap later the right front tyre was ripped off the rim after I’d gone past the pit lane entry, so had to do a whole lap on a flat tyre. The LG-ZB Falcon crew got the wheel changed and at least got me out to finish the race and score whatever points we could.” (more…)