The Championship Situation

As the 2015/16 HiQ Formula First Championship enters it’s final round there are two championships on the line. While one is almost won, the other is set to go down to the final lap of the season.

The overall championship is set to go to Michael Shepherd in may be a record seventh Formula First title. With a lead of 213 points and only 225 points on offer over the weekend all Shepherd must do is finish one race.
The battle for second between Bramwell King and Brody McConkey will be an incredibly close one after McConkey’s win last weekend moved him just 53 points front King. McConkey must finish 18 points ahead of King across the three races if he wants to take second place. Chris Symon (fourth) sits another 87 points adrift of McConkey and should not be forgotten in the fight for a top three position.

Arran Crighton holds fifth place, but with SpeedSport Scholarship winner Liam Lawson just 51 points behind him there is no guarantee of holding a top five finish. For Lawson to catch Crighton he must finish at least 17 points ahead of him in each race.

The next title on the line is the ‘Rookie of the Year’. While there are only two contenders in Liam Lawson and Cameron Dance it is set to be very close. Lawson’s engine dramas last weekend and Dance’s strong results allowed Dance close the gap between the Sabre Motorsport team mates to just 92 points. Dance now must finish 31 points ahead of Lawson if he is to steal the SpeedSport Scholarship winner of the Rookie of the Year title. That also means Lawson just has to finish within roughly five positions at worst to keep his lead.

Make sure to head along to Bruce McLaren Motosport Park if you in the Taupo area this weekend to see some exciting racing from the HiQ Formula First series, and as a bonus, entry is FREE for everyone.

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