Sevenoaks driver Mike Conway hits wall with eight laps to go in Sao Paulo Indy 300.

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Sevenoaks driver Mike Conway’s hopes of a sixth place finish at the Sao Paulo Indy 300 were ended after a crash just eight laps from the end.

Conway had challenged the head of the field throughout an action packed race, and worked his way up from the back of the race to seventh in the closing stages.

But after the restart of the race’s fourth full caution as he filed through turn one he was pushed wide and clipped the wall. The safety crew managed to restart his car, but he was running at the back of the field and it effectively ended his race.

“It’s a shame we didn’t get the result,” Conway said. “The restarts were a bit crazy. We could have had a good result if it hadn’t been for that last restart. I was on the outside of a car and he gave me no room on the outside so I ended up clipping the wall.

“Disappointing because I gave him room on the first part and he gave me no room on the second part so I had nowhere to go. The last few laps I was running with a damaged car so we were just driving to finish.

“Overall, though we definitely improved the car from Long Beach and the pit stops were pretty good all day so we’ll take what we learned this weekend, move on and get things better.”

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