Podiums at Austin
26/10/16 - Katsu Kubota and Greg Thornton take podiums at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas in the Masters Historic Formula One support race
Katsu Kubota (Lotus 78) took the opening race after wrestling the lead away from Nearburg’s Williams FW07B. Behind, Greg Thornton (Lotus 77) was not about to let the ground-effect cars get away, and challenged Nearburg into the complex. On lap four, Thornton passed Nearburg into Turn 1, having just set fastest lap. On lap eight, Kubota had a 1.4 second lead over Thornton with Nearburg behind - until he made his move on the back straight and took second, in spite of Thornton remaining glued to his rear wing around the endless Turn 18. Kubota hung on to win with Nearburg second and Thornton third.
Image above: Katsu Kubota and Greg Thornton
Image above: Andrew Beaumont in his type 81
The team move onto Mexico for the last race of the season for Classic Team Lotus