Caterham Academy Autumn Challenge: Robinson dominates the day
David Robinson dominated the Caterham Academy Autumn challenge
at Rockingham by setting pole followed by two race wins with the two
DPR Congratulations go to David Robinson
David Robinson set the scene by gaining pole with a
1:45.05 some 0.146 seconds ahead of next best Paul Thacker, with the rest of
the field being a distance behind.
This trend continued into race one with Robinson being the only man to get
beneath 1:45 with a stunning 1:44.954, 0.7 seconds ahead of Paul Thacker and
establishing the lap record for the International Long version of this
circuit. Delivering consistent and rapid lap times
enabled Robinson to take the chequered flag a full seven seconds ahead
of Paul Thacker.
Race two proved to be more of a challenge and showed that Robinson and
Thacker were racing in a different league to the rest of the field.
Robinson sealed the day with a further win and fastest lap. This
time Robinson’s lead over Thacker was just 1.4 seconds with Robinson’s
fastest lap being just 0.05 of a second ahead. Third placed man Robert
Smith was a massive 19.4 seconds behind the leading duo.
David Robinson said “Just wanted to thank you all at DPR for your work on
the car this year, it’s finally paid off! Paul Thacker drove
outstandingly as well, finally managing to stay on the track for a whole
race and not just being the fastest off the line. Race two was hard work and
despite an error into the final chicane when I first took the lead it was an
awesome race. So fastest in practice, pole position, two wins, two
fastest laps and a lap record. Can’t ask for more!”
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