Duncan Tappy

Superfinal and race podiums for Duncan and Flamengo

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Superleague Formula – Brands Hatch GP Circuit, UK, 1st August 2010
Race 1: Qualified 12th, finished 9th
Race 2: Reverse grid start position 10th, finished 3rd
Superfinal: Grid position 1st, finished 3rd

Duncan celebrates his Superfinal success with John Martin

Duncan celebrates his Superfinal success with John Martin

Duncan had his most successful Superleague race meeting of his career with his race finishes classifying him as the highest points scorer and putting him on pole position of his first Superfinal race appearance.

Having qualified in the midfield Duncan was determined to do well at his home track. Race one was tough after initial place gains on the opening lap. From there the tight competition made overtaking difficult. A good stop was enough to hold 10th position and a move on AS Roma gained another place to cross the line in ninth.

Duncan was determined to attack in race two and with a car on top form he gained places at the start and then pitted. A great stop meant that after all the pit stops Duncan was in 5th place. A mistake from Seville allowed Duncan to move into fourth and then a brave challenge on AS Roma got Duncan his podium position and the top points score of the races which in turn meant starting from pole position in the Superfinal.

For the final five lap sprint Duncan started on the inside line of the sloping track for his first standing start in the Superleague car. Duncan wasn’t as quick off the line as those around and a hard battle ensued at the first corner.

Duncan in action at Brands Hatch

Duncan in action at Brands Hatch

Duncan fought hard and claimed third, the position he held to take the chequered flag, his first Superleague overall podium and a cheque for 50,000 euros.

He said: “It’s been a hard weekend but a brilliant one. I had a tough first race and was determined to make the Superfinal so took some risks in race two that fortunately paid off.

“I’m gutted I didn’t get a better start but it’s a tricky track to do a standing start from at the best of times let alone for the first time. I’m pleased I hung on to third and hope to use the experience to my advantage in more Superfinals.”

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