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Brendon Leitch Maintains Championship Lead


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3 FEBRUARY 2013

Brendon Leitch Maintains Championship Lead

Brendon Leitch of Invercargill has maintained his lead in the 2013 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship after the third round at Hampton Downs in Waikato this weekend.

Leitch piloted his EH Ball / ITM Stealth to third place overall at a round where he struggled with straightline speed throughout, resulting in three third placings amongst the championship contenders over the course of the weekend.

Despite the lack of speed Brendon qualified on the front row of the grid just .069 of a second off the fastest qualifier James Munro of Christchurch on Saturday morning.

He then maintained his championship lead throughout the three races.

"We really struggled for straightline speed," said a perplexed Leitch at the conclusion of the round. "This is the first round this season where I haven't won a race. There are things to do before the next round but considering the problems we had we were not too far off the pace. We managed to qualify on the front row of the grid after all."

While Leitch still leads the championship James Munro has now moved into second in the points.

The penultimate round of the championship takes place at Manfeild Park in Feilding next weekend as a support category to the New Zealand Grand Prix.


CALENDAR -- 2013 NZ FORMULA FORD CHAMPIONSHIP
Round 1: 12-13 January 2013 - Teretonga Park, Invercargill
Round 2: 19-20 January 2013 - Timaru International Motor Raceway, Levels, Timaru
Round 3: 2-3 February 2013 - Hampton Downs, Waikato
Round 4: 9-10 February 2013 - Manfeild Park, Feilding
Round 5: 9-10 March 2013 - Taupo Motorsport Park, Taupo

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