THE OVAL RACING AND EXTREME MOTORSPORT
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th January 2014
BriSCA F2 World Champion
How James Rygor (783) became World
Champion on Saturday 14th September 2013 at Taunton.
When James Rygor arrived at the circuit earlier that day, he still had to negotiate the Consolation Semi Final race to ensure a place on the World Final grid.
Starting the Semi-final in ninth position he finished the race in third place so had secured his place on the World Final Grid – albeit in position 30.
After twenty four laps, James was in fourth place and at the one-lap-to-go board in the BriSCA F2 Stock Car World Championship final there were three drivers ahead of him battling for the title – Jack Aldridge (921), Neil Hooper (676) and Chris Burgoyne (647).
If he could somehow overtake one of them, he would get to be on the trophy rostrum.
When that last lap began, teenager Aldridge had just sustained front end damage at the same time as taking the lead, and entering turn one, a combination of Hooper and Burgoyne sent him wide and out of contention.
That elevated Rygor to third.
The title was now a straight head-to-head fight between Burgoyne and Hooper. Charging down the back straight, and into the final bend, Burgoyne went in deep, and Hooper went deeper still to make contact with the Scotsman. Both went wide, right out to the fence on the exit of turn four. The chequered flag was in sight, but as Burgoyne and Hooper scrambled for drive and traction, Rygor was able to pounce, and taking a tighter, conventional line around the west bend, he nipped underneath them both.
Less than 50 metres from the line, Rygor had grabbed the lead.
Just 13 seconds after he had started the last lap in fourth place, he was now in the lead, and with the chequered flag James Rygor became 2013 World Champion.
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