Liam Foster slashes Chris Symon’s Championship lead heading to the NZGP

Liam Foster has slashed Chris Symon’s points lead by over half as the 2020-21 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship heads to its fifth round at the 66th New Zealand Grand Prix.

The 2020-21 season started near perfect for Symon who won the first race of the season and quickly built a small points buffer after the opening round. Foster struck back at the following round though, taking two of the three races to claw back some of Symon’s lead.

In the final round before the Christmas break at Pukekohe Park Symon sent a clear message to Foster as he clean-swept the weekend taking pole position and all three race wins to build his points gap to over 75-points, more than an entire race wins worth.

But the game of tit-for-tat continued at the previous round where Foster shone as Symon struggled. Foster was quick out of the gate at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, taking pole and the opening race win while Symon struggled with grip, finishing in third and fourth in the opening two races. Foster would also go on to win the third and final race of the weekend with Symon finishing in a distant second-place.

Chris Symon’s championship lead now sits at just 38-points over Foster with four rounds remaining in the season.

Expect to see some exciting, dynamic and action-packed battles happening throughout the entire field over the three six-laps races. It’s standard for the 1200cc air-cooled VW power cars to go three-wide into and through turn one. The cars will then form a Formula First freight train down the two long straights before duking it out on the infield section then fanning out to cross the line four-wide.

Race 1 on Saturday at 12:50pm and Race 3 on Sunday at 2:15pm of the weekend will be streamed live on Spark Sport. Catch it on a 7-Day Spark Sport trial when you sign up for a monthly subscription.