FORMULA FORD ZETEC CHAMPIONSHIP Round 9, Croft Saturday/Sunday 24/25th June Anthony Davidson (GB) is on a championship charge with two wins in two races. His latest victory, at Croft in round 9 of the Formula Ford Zetec Championship, was a ...
FORMULA FORD ZETEC CHAMPIONSHIP
Round 9, Croft
Saturday/Sunday 24/25th June
Anthony Davidson (GB) is on a championship charge with two wins in two races. His latest victory, at Croft in round 9 of the Formula Ford Zetec Championship, was a commanding performance with Anthony storming home ahead of the field by over 2.5 seconds.
Davidson was the fastest Mygale driver in qualifying, lining up his BIC sponsored Haywood Racing car in 3rd place, behind the two works Van Diemens of Robert Dahlgren (SWE) and James Courtney (AUS). At the lights, Anthony got a perfect start to slice past championship leader Courtney before the first corner and homed-in on Dahlgren.
He put the Swede under intense pressure, despite running on older tyres that had done many more laps in Saturday's qualifying session. On lap 5, Dahlgren could take it no more and spun out of the race infront of the rookie British driver.
Davidson was forced to brake to avoid hitting Dahlgren's damaged car, which allowed the chasing Mark Taylor (GB) and Courtney to pull alongside him. 3-abreast into Tower Corner, Anthony out-braked his title rivals in a tyre-smoking and stunning move that secured his lead and his championship momentum.
"I was really pleased with that manoeuvre, I can't wait to see it on television!" Davidson said afterwards. "For the next 2 laps Taylor stayed with me, but I figured out where I was faster, pushed hard in those sectors and was able to pull away to the end of the race."
The win lifts Anthony onto 82 points and closer to Courtney (114 points) and Taylor (96) who are ahead of him in the battle for the British Championship. With all drivers having to discard their worst two scores, the title race is even more exciting, with Courtney 1st on 105, Taylor 2nd on 84 and Anthony 3rd on 81.
"I am looking forward to the next round at Snetterton," Anthony reflected. "It is a good circuit for the Mygale and I think I can come away from it in 2nd place in the championship."