28 May 2016 — Rasa Djordjevic started on the pole and led every lap on the way to a commanding victory in the Phillip Island Skoda ’08 in Round 4 of the Aussie Skoda series.
Djordjevic drove all of 17 laps total leading Fernando Silva after being engaged by him on the first lap. Djordjevic controlled the race lead every lap from green flag to victory.
Djordjevic remains in the lead of the standings, increasing the lead over rival Jack Hunt to 10 points. Djordjevic has three starts and led 68 of his 73 laps while taking the win three times.
In the 50 career runs taken by Djordjevic in the Skoda Octavia ’08, he has led 231 laps in all and taken the win a dozen times. Djordjevic has taken the car to Phillip Island two times, and this was the first win there. He turned his fastest laps yet, shaving 0.340 seconds off his previous best lap time.
Carlos Reina made his 30th start in the Skoda Octavia ’08 and captured sixth place.
Reina ran the majority of six laps total leading Rubens Filho after engaging and passing him on lap 14. Reina passed Filho and into sixth place on lap 14, and defended it against pressure by Filho the remaining four laps to the checkered flag.
Reina drops to third in the standings, two points behind Jack Hunt. Reina has four starts and finished as high as fourth.
In the 30 career runs taken by Reina in the Skoda Octavia ’08, he has led 16 laps in all and finished as high as second three times.
One last pass on the final lap put Arnold Columbia in eighth place at the finish line.
Aussie Skoda series moves on to Round 5 in a week at Queensland Raceway. The series has 40 drivers competing for points in the championship.
Columbia traded positions multiple rounds with Greg Bartosek in a lengthy and unrelenting battle for eighth from the middle stages, running within a car length of each other over a span of 14 laps and changing positions four times. Columbia ran the majority pursuing Bartosek after being challenged and passed by him on lap 6. Columbia launched a prolonged challenge at Bartosek midway through, staying within a car length behind him and gaining ground over an unbroken run of six laps. Columbia got around Bartosek for the second time and into eighth place on his final lap.
Columbia is 22nd in the standings for the series. He has one start and finished as high as eighth.
Eduardo Frigotto captured third place.
Frigotto swapped leads multiple rounds with Carlos Reina in a pressing battle for third starting early on, running within a car length of each other over a range of six laps and changing positions three times. Frigotto spent equal parts leading Reina after engaging and passing him on the second lap, coming from as many as five spots back. After losing the spot on lap 10, Frigotto passed Reina for the second time and into third place on lap 12, and controlled it the remaining few laps to the finish.
Frigotto is 12th in the standings for the series. He has one start and finished as high as third.
Fernando Silva took second place.
Jack Hunt won fifth place.
Silva spent all of 14 laps total leading Eduardo Frigotto after being engaged by him on the first lap. Silva fended off a prolonged attack by Frigotto in the beginning, staying just an apex ahead of him over a solid run of eight laps. After starting fifth, Silva took second position on the first lap and held it every lap to the finish.
Silva moves up to 10th in the standings, two points behind Everett Dumont. Silva has two starts and finished as high as second.
Hunt drove the majority of nine laps total pursuing André Gomes after being caught and passed by him on lap 10. Ultimately Hunt settled into fifth the half-dozen laps running to the checkered flag.
Hunt moves up to second in the standings, 10 points behind Rasa Djordjevic. Hunt has three starts and led 25 of his 72 laps while taking the win once.