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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

Podiums at Austin

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.

Katsu and Greg at Austin

Image above: Katsu Kubota and Greg Thornton

Andrew in his type 81 at Austin

Image above: Andrew Beaumont in his type 81

To read the full race report, please visit the Masters website
View the photo gallery from the weekend

The team move onto Mexico for the last race of the season for Classic Team Lotus


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