Round Two Summer Series completed

Round Two Summer Series completed

The second round of the HI-Q NZ Formula First Summer Series was

held at the Taupo IRC Meeting over the November 19/20th 2016 weekend.

The Sabre Team had put in a lot of very productive work following round one.

All engines returned to the dyno to be maximized for round two, and with some

new combinations the team felt they had improved top end performance.

This was our drivers first visit to the Taupo circuit so we were going to need

all the mileage we could get, unfortunately there was a red flag in every session

the last one forcing the closure of the track and the offending car to the relief of

everyone was trailered away. This left our Drivers with just 18 timed laps on

this very demanding track, simply not enough time to get to grips with a real

Drivers track.

So while the Engine performance was confirmed on the track we didn’t get the yeld

we might have expected.

Qualifying midfield at Taupo will always make your weekend tough, but we managed

to improve our series standings for two Drivers Dylan up to 6th overall and second Rookie

and Alex to 9th, Unfortunately Callum dropped to 12th following a throttle cable failure

and a poor race three result.

But the Team came away confident that we have the car performance to see the

podium this season once we get the combinations working right.


Our next round will be Hampton Downs January 28/29th 2017.


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