The latest offering from Borland Racing Developments, the Sabre 02 Formula Vee 1600, made its stunning competition debut last weekend at Sandown International Raceway. Junior Racing Developments' Daniel Reinhardt piloted the Force Tools Sabre 02 to pole position by a staggering 1.13 second margin. He then went on to decimate the field, winning all four races and lowering the lap record by more than quarter of a second. Daniel's time is even more impressive when you consider he set it without the benefit of slipstreaming, demonstrating the aerodynamic efficiency of the superb looking Sabre.
"What a great weekend!" said an elated Reinhardt. "I would like to thank JRD and Force Tools for the opportunity to drive the new Sabre 02 this weekend and congratulate Mike (Borland) and the BRD crew on a brilliant job with the new car. It was so easy to drive straight out of the box. We didn't have anyone in front of us to give a tow all weekend, so the straight line speed is all down to the body design and the chassis gives us so much grip in the corners. I also noticed early in the race and on safety car restarts that the body shape of the Sabre 02 didn't give much of a tow to the following cars, so I was able to break away pretty easily. The new Sabre is definitely the car to be in for FV1600; I reckon they'll be busy at the factory when the orders start rolling in!" he added.
Michael Borland was clearly pleased with the debut results of the Sabre 02. "Daniel and the JRD team did a fantastic job this weekend with the Force Tools Sabre 02," he said. "It's been a great year for BRD, with the release of two new cars (the Spectrum 012 Formula Ford and the Sabre 02 Formula Vee 1600), both of which in their competition debut have set pole position, won their debut meetings and set new lap records."