Following an assertive weekend at Hampton Downs, Chris Symon has won back-to-back Formula First titles.
Symon won two of the three races at the season finale, giving him a total of 11 wins this year.
Like his father Ross did, Symon has now won Formula First titles in consecutive seasons.
Ross won four championships in a row between 1985 and 1989. Perhaps that serves as some motivation for Symon to return for a three-peat?
Symon’s season really kicked into top gear with a photo finish win in race seven at Manfeild. He went on to win seven of the next eight races, setting the foundation of a championship challenge.
Another big factor in Symon’s title defence was the Covid-induced delayed start to the season. Other commitments meant Symon would have missed a few races had the year not been pushed back.
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Dylan Grant ends the season as runners-up in the points race.
This season marked Grant’s first in his current challenger, and he started on top form, winning five of the first six races.
He would clinch two more triumphs later in the year, including a wet, red-flagged finale.
Some rotten luck, including a misfiring engine at Taupo, made his championship battle more arduous than he would have liked.