The progress continues as we accelerate past a couple of Clios, weaving this way and that in the traffic in desperation to carve a way through. Barely a lap later, Rolf has made his way into the top ten, and now he’s got his head down to chassing a string of slightly quicker cars.
He doesn’t shy from the challenge though, picking them off one corner after another. A particularly stubborn Marcos Mantis causes some frustration, but we’re eventually able to force our way by with a brave move around the outside of the long right-hander at turns 12 and 13.
We sadly have to leave Rolf as it sits in second place at the end of his high-octane tear through the field. Lasting impacts include ringing ears from that relentless racing transmission, and a new-found can-do attitude that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
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