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Tonbridge racer wins with two events left
Race ace Adrian Quaife-Hobbs will compete in the final two rounds of the 2012 AutoGP Championship with the title already wrapped up after another strong weekend of racing in Brazil.
The Tonbridge 21-year-old was unable to win at the weekend, but his performance was sufficient to secure the points needed to take the crown.
The former Formula Renault and GP3 racer cannot now be beaten as he travels for the final rounds at Sonama, California in September.
He said: “Naturally I’m very happy to have won the series, with two rounds remaining, but I really wanted to win the series with a race victory.
“Our pace in practice and qualifying showed that once again we were more than capable of doing that, but for a number of problems, we were denied that in race one.
“In the second race, everything was going really well but I just misjudged the braking on the entry to the pit lane.”
The final rounds of the AutoGP series, championship previously won by Lotus F1 racer Romain Grosjean, will take place at Sonama, USA, over the weekend of September 22 and 23.
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