AP: Dominic Storey Indonesia summary

STOMACH BUG PUTS PAID TO STOREY'S PLANS IN INDONESIA A stomach bug put paid plans by young New Zealand racing driver Dominic Storey to repeat his Beijing podium at the Indonesian round of the 2006 Formula BMW Asia single seater motor racing...

STOMACH BUG PUTS PAID TO STOREY'S PLANS IN INDONESIA

A stomach bug put paid plans by young New Zealand racing driver Dominic Storey to repeat his Beijing podium at the Indonesian round of the 2006 Formula BMW Asia single seater motor racing series at Sentul over the weekend

The 16-year-old Aucklander was forced to miss the majority of pre-event practice sessions because of the ailment but managed to muster enough energy to qualify, setting the seventh fastest lap time on Saturday morning.

Later that day he crossed the line in eighth place in the first of the weekend's three races, then went straight back to his hotel to rest.

Unfortunately his agony was compounded on Sunday when in the first race contact with sixth fastest qualifier Aditya Akkineni damaged his car's front wing and he struggled around to again finish eighth, then in the final he was bundled off the track and into immediate retirement by another driver on just the second lap.

Fellow Kiwi Earl Bamber qualified quickest and won the first two races, but was forced out of the third by a gearbox problem, leaving the way open for young Australian driver Sam Abay to cross the line in front and extend his lead in the overall series points standings.

-www.blackbullets.com

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Series Formula BMW
Drivers Sam Abay , Earl Bamber , Dominic Storey