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Gregg on CMRC high

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com

Friday, July 11, 2014    

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OF the six-person team contesting the opening round of the 2014 Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship at Bushy Park, Barbados, last weekend, it was Kyle Gregg who left the circuit on a high with two victories and a second- place finish.

"It was an eye opening experience. There's a lots of pressure representing your country as well as yourself, but it feels good to have achieved what I did," Gregg told Auto.

On what Gregg termed a difficult track, he started at the rear of the pack on the first race, working himself up to second position.

"I started from the back of the pack in the first race, as the timekeeper didn't get a qualifying time for me," Gregg said.

Gregg then raced to second on the podium. Once up front, he made a move for the top spot and never looked back, taking the win for the two remaining Group 2 races. In Group 4, where heavy hitters Doug Gore and Peter Rae sat, Jamaica's success was a lot less.

"It was a rough weekend, but I tried my best," Gore said.

His Audi TT-T DTM started on the front row for its first race,then dropped to seventh where he finished. Race two saw some improvement with a second-place finish. The final, ended on lap four, after Gore broke a rim and the rear suspension of the Audi TT-T DTM, resulting in no score.

"The car will be ready for Dover in August," he said.

Rae scored in all three races. However, the rest of the team wasn't able to make up the deficit in the Country Championship that Barbados now leads.

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