Outsiders slow Williamson at world championships

By Jonny Turner

Driving rank outsiders made for tough work for Matthew Williamson on the penultimate day of the World Driving Championships in Sweden.

Having to pair with a team of hapless trotters saw Williamson slide from fifth to seventh on the series leader board after five heats at Rättvik on Thursday morning (New Zealand time).

Williamson started his day with a seventh placing with $15 chance, Bear Briar.

He had to settle for 11th with $81 outsider, Forsman.

His best result came next, when he managed to get $25 chance, Håksätter Svarten, in to third placing in heat 3.

The Oamaru driver finished his tough day with a fifth with $26 chance, Veams Benelli, and an eighth placing with $35 shot, Orne As.

At the end of day four of the five-day championship Williamson had 135.5 points.

Swedish driver, Ulf Ohlsson, leads with 166.5 points.

Williamson will need to score serious points with his five drives in the last day of the world championship at Gävle on Friday morning (New Zealand time).

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