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Wurz wins again in FRegional Oceania’s Teretonga feature race

by Ida Wood

Photo: TGR NZ

Charlie Wurz took a lights-to-flag win in Formula Regional Oceania’s Teretonga feature race, extending his points lead in the process.

The M2 Competition driver gapped title rival and team-mate Callum Hedge at the start, establishing a lead of 1.34 seconds. However Hedge was able to bring it back down to 0.454s by lap 12 of 30, and it remained at that kind of gap until the final few laps when it grew to 0.912s before shrinking back to 0.667s on the final lap.

Hedge did not have to worry about Liam Sceats in third place as he had to spend most of his race looking in his mirrors at fourth-placed Josh Mason who was often the fastest driver on track. Mason tried a few times to pass but could not find a way into third, and it also meant the pair dropped back from the top two after hounding them at times.

Mason had passed Jacob Abel on lap eight, and Abel dropped five seconds back to finish a distant fifth. Other drivers whose races did not go to plan included James Penrose, who had an issue that required him to pit and put him several laps down, and David Morales whose car came to a halt by turn five with three laps to go and meant he failed to finish. Morales has now dropped to eighth in the standings after initially being in the title battle.

Race 2 results (30 laps)
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Charlie Wurz M2 Competition 27m30.080s
2 Callum Hedge M2 Competition +0.667s
3 Liam Sceats M2 Competition +3.070s
4 Josh Mason Kiwi Motorsport +3.284s
5 Jacob Abel Kiwi Motorsport +8.470s
6 Ryan Shehan Giles Motorsport +9.155s
7 Ryder Quinn M2 Competition +12.601s
8 Chloe Chambers Giles Motorsport +15.692s
9 Tom McLennan Kiwi Motorsport +24.419s
10 Lucas Fecury Kiwi Motorsport +27.702s
11 Bree Morris Giles Motorsport +40.879s
12 James Penrose Kiwi Motorsport +2 laps
Ret David Morales M2 Competition
Fastest lap: Mason, 54.320s

Championship standings
1 Wurz 160   2 Hedge 135   3 Abel 117   4 Quinn 110   5 Sceats 108   6 Mason 97   7 Penrose 92   8 Morales 88   9 Chambers 80   10 Shehan 80