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Lobb hopes bad luck is behind him


Caine Lobb is out to rebuild his Formula Ford champiobnship challenge after a string of bad luck in the series' opening rounds.

Caine Lobb plans to get his MTA New Zealand Formula Ford campaign back on track at this weekend’s round at Manfeild and get back into contention for the crown.

"We can still win it from here,” he says, referring to his title chances. “The others just need to have one or two difficult rounds and the gap will soon close.”

Lobb says he hopes bad luck has now passed him by and he can just get on with racing.

"I'm considered an outsider for the championship now which I hope will take some of the pressure off me over the rest of the season" he says. "And there are plenty of points still up for grabs, so with a bit of luck I can try and close the gap."

At the start of the season Lobb had been considered the driver to beat but has suffered five incidents resulting in race damage which left him either nursing the car home at the rear of the pack or dropping out of the races.

He’s now fourth in the points standings which are led by Dunedin’s John Whelan.

Lobb takes good confidence to Manfeild. He won the Formula Ford Winter Series there last year, and set the fastest Formula Ford lap of the weekend at the NZ Grand Prix meeting at the Manawatu track in January.

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