New Zealand’s fastest mum may have had a dismal start to this year’s SsangYong racing series, but Christina Orr-West is far from dissapointed.
Velocity News caught up with the defending SsangYong champion to reflect on her 2020 campaign so far.
“My championship isn’t going to plan this year, started off with a pole but by race 1 lap 3 it went down hill after being taken out in the lead of the race, and it’s really steam rolled from there,”said Orr-West.
“Having bad luck and damage has put us on the back foot, only now we are back on track with a round win at pukekohe but we are way behind in championship heading into the last two rounds.”
Orr-West often fell victim of Murphy’s Law across the early stages of this season, having what could have go wrong absolutely come wrong.
However, Orr-West has been one the series’ most consistent qualifiers, and is always seen battling up near the front of the pack.
Despite a tough start to the Series, Orr-West is far from throwing in the towel just yet. The upcoming endurance rounds offers plenty of opportunity for Orr-West to stamp her authority on the series once again.
“I’m really looking forward to the Ssangyong 3hr endurance race,”added Orr-West.
“In May last year, [myself] and Rowan Shepherd won together.”
It takes a lot to break the Iron Maiden that characterises Orr-West. Struggle is the foundation of which she built her global success upon.
Thus, despite everything that is occurred all season she is maintaining a positive outlook on the year, describing enjoyment as her key motivator.
“Despite the dramas I’m still loving it the racing is close and the competition is fierce.”
Round 5 of the SsangYong Racing Series takes place from Hampton Downs on March 27-29.