Price and Weel go big in Baja
Monday 19 September, 2022
Photo: Toby Price Motorsport
SCORE World Desert Championship
Toby Price and Paul Weel have enjoyed solid preparation for this year’s edition of the famous Baja 1000, guiding their Geiser Brothers G6 2WD Trophy Truck to outright fifth in the weekend’s Baja 400.
The duo had experienced navigators Dale Moscatt and Preston Schmid alongside them for the event, as they also claimed the Extreme 2WD class in the third round of the 2022 SCORE World Desert Championship.
With Price and Moscatt qualifying in seventh place, the duo then produced a stellar drive to move up the ranks before handing it over to Weel and Schmid who brought the truck home in fifth.
As a result of their impressive finish, the Team Australia quartet will start the iconic endurance race fifth off the line putting them as serious contenders for an outright victory.
The quartet will continue to prepare for the annual Mexican off-road motorsport race, where they take on the 1000-mile single loop course on 15-20 November.
French F4 Championship
Hugh Barter has lost his lead in the French F4 Championship, despite winning a further two races during the penultimate round of the 2022 season.
With the teenager unable to score any championship points during the round having already raced at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Spain, Barter could do nothing as title rival Alessandro Giusti moved into the championship lead.
Although losing his position, Barter still managed to walk away with his ninth and tenth wins for the year and he did in thrilling fashion.
The 16-year-old qualified behind Giusti in both feature races but managed to pass his rival and charge home to the win in both races.
In the reverse grid race, Barter again passed the Frenchman to finish fourth having had to climb his way through the field.
Barter ended the weekend in second place for the first time this year and 32 points behind Giusti with the final round to take place at Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet next month.