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Nortoft wins KF2 at Rowrah

Another double final win for Jacob Nortoft at Rowrah sees him increase his championship lead to more than 50 points.
Danish driver Jacob Nortoft continued to dominate the Super One KF2 Championship, taking another double win at Rowrah; his third such triumph in four rounds of the series to date.

Having lost his unbeaten 2010 record on British soil in the last round of the series at Nutts Corner, Ricky Flynn Motorsport driver Nortoft took his tally to seven wins from eight finals despite the best efforts of his rivals.

After making things look easy at the start of the season Nortoft certainly didn't have things all his own way around the highly technical Lakeland Stadium circuit with Jake Lloyd setting the pace in qualifying and Jordan King snatching the first heat victory as the 16 year-old Danish sensation could only finish fourth.

Nortoft redressed the balance in the second heat, keeping King at bay by less than a second and was faced with a similar battle in the first final, which King started from pole.

With Billy Albone joining Nortoft and King at the head of the field during the first final Nortoft couldn't relax even once he had finally broken down King's defences with five laps to go. But when King and Albone began trading second place the pressure on Nortoft finally eased and he took the chequered flag with half a second to spare.

King regained second from Albone with two laps to go with Alex Walker, this far the only driver to beat Nortoft in a final this year, more than three seconds down in fourth.

Following King's race leading heroics in the first final it was Albone who picked up where King left off in the second final, passing poleman Nortoft for the lead at the start and then holding off the champion-elect for the first half of a punishing 21-lap affair.

As he had done in the first race Nortoft eventually picked his way through to grab the lead and, like in the first race, once Nortoft was out in front he was uncatchable. Albone tried to remount a challenge in the closing laps but fell just over a second short with King third and Lloyd fourth.

In the points standings the title is virtually Nortoft's to lose even though there are three rounds, and six finals, still to go. Callum Bowyer remains in second place overall after another strong weekend that included two top six finishes. However Bowyer is more than 50 points adrift of the runaway championship leader. Lloyd and King run third and fourth overall respectively.


Tagged as: Super One , Rowrah , KF2 , Jacob Nortoft

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