KNIGHT CONTINUES STRONG FORM AT TERETONGA Christchurch driver Andy Knight maintained his strong form in the BNT V8s Championship when the third round of the series was held at Teretonga Park in Invercargill this weekend. Knight, a former...
KNIGHT CONTINUES STRONG FORM AT TERETONGA
Christchurch driver Andy Knight maintained his strong form in the BNT V8s Championship when the third round of the series was held at Teretonga Park in Invercargill this weekend.
Knight, a former New Zealand Grand Prix winner, has made a strong start to his second season in the BNT V8s Championship in his Radio Live Falcon and he was well to the fore at Teretonga. Knight easily made the top ten shootout in qualifying on Saturday afternoon at the fast 2.6 kilometre circuit and then recorded a lap good enough to place the car sixth on the grid for the opening race of the round on Sunday morning. Andy's lap was just .313 of a second off pole position, such is the competitive nature of the field in this series.
The Cantabrian then made a great start to the round by bringing the Radio Live Falcon home in fifth place in the opening race over 12 laps.
Soon after he was back on track for the second contest and once again he figured prominently, holding fifth place in the closely bunched field until a safety car period early in the race. At the restart he lost one position but raced hard to the flag, crossing the line in sixth place. Two results within the top six set the Knight Motorsport team up for a great overall result.
The third and final race, a reverse grid event, did not go totally according to plan as the Radio Live Falcon took a big hit to the side during the race when another driver had his foot slip off the brake pedal. The impact inflicted severe damage on the Falcon. Andy managed to bring the car home however, albeit down the order after the incident, but still did a creditable job to accumulate enough points to place 6th overall for the round and maintain 8th position in the championship, well within sight of those ahead.
Knight and the Radio Live Falcon are accumulating a series of top results in this years championship and Andy now looks forward to the next round at Timaru International Motor Raceway next weekend.
Knights campaign in the 2009/2010 BNT V8s Championship is supported by Radio Live, Milwaukee Power Tools, John Jones Steel, Century Yuasa and the Latimer Hotel.
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