HPI Team driver Andy Moore moved a step closer to becoming 2004 British National Touring Car Champion as he finished 2nd overall in round 6 on a tough Ashby track which took place on Sunday 5th September. Andy was quick to take an early lead in the 1st A Final, after finishing 3rd in qualifying, and was able to cruise the remainder of the five minute race without his position being threatened. ”The handling of the Pro 4 was amazing on the bumpy Ashby surface” – Andy said after the 1st A Final. Some bad luck in the 2nd A Final meant Andy quickly dropped to 6th place after clipping the grass on one of the first corners. Some highly skilled driving combined with the superior performance of the Pro 4 meant Andy was soon climbing back up the ranks reducing the deficit between himself and 1st place by around half a second per lap! Andy clawed his way back to 2nd position before some electronics problems on the penultimate lap left him finishing the race a respectable 3rd. Andy finished 2nd overall behind eventual winner Teemu Leino, a guest driver from Finland. A total of 596 points from a possible 601 means that Andy’s closest rivals have a “mountain to climb” in the final round if they hope to snatch the title away from Andy’s grasp! The final round takes place at West London RC Track on October 3rd – Good luck Andy!
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