David Butcher wins in France

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After a luckless start, NZ driver David Butcher won the opening race on day two of the World Drivers Championship at Caen, France, early Tuesday.

After tailing the field after day one at Reims, David came out all guns blazing in the day’s opener, leading with Vanuatu to win by a big space and get the WDC monkey off his back.

He was unlucky in the second event, failing to work clear from the trail, finishing sixth, then recorded a third in the third heat.

Points after day two were:

Pierre Vercruysse (France)             115
Bjorn Groop (Sweden)                      75

Antonio Frontera Pocovi (Spain)    72

Eirik Hoitomt (Norway)                    72

Mika Forss (Finland)                       69

Enrico Bellei (Italy)                          66

Gerhard Mayr (Austria)                   60
David Butcher (New Zealand)       50

Neil Day (Australia)                        46

Jason Bartlett (USA)                        46

Trevor Henry (Canada)                    37

Rene Kjaer (Denmark)                    36

Five races in the competition are scheduled for Day Three at Angers on Wednesday.