Four way championship fight as Wisniewski takes Aston
Adam Wisniewski has won his third race in a row at Aston National reversed despite qualifying on fourth. Polesitter Dave Southword, who had a remarkable pole lap on R3 tyres, dominated early on in the race. Just after his pitstop his race came to an abrupt end. Going into the first chicane for the first time at full speed on cold tyres, he got just a little too wide sending him into a spin ultimately ending in the wall after another car was unable to avoid him. Wisniewski had already used the first ten laps to get to second place and was handed the lead. He never looked back. The spdo driver finished ahead of Stuart Newnham who recovered from a bad start to equal his second starting position at the finish.
The championship battle closed up during the race. At one point, it was looking like Pete Hopkins could grab the title at this round driving around in fourth position. But all his rivals found the way to the podium during the race while he lost a position to finish fifth. Especially Naselli's drive was an excellent performance. After being involved in incident at the start, the Italian did not lose his nerve and trusted his long fuel strategy to gain positions. This worked perfectly for the Playerzone driver, bringing him third position at the finish. Pete Hopkins is still leading the driver standings and will win the title if he finished on the podium. If he doesn't, Naselli, Wisniewski and Newnham all will do everything they can to take the lead away at the final round of the season.
The team championship also will be decided at Kyoto GP Long, but with Playerzone 32,5 points shy from [SR] Team B, the team would need its best performance of the season whilst the Sonicrealms drivers can only score minor points. In any case, it looks like a tense battle between four drivers and two teams making the OWRL F1 championship a lot more exciting than its real world counterpart!
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