No one can accuse the Radical Challenge of being predictable, having seen six different from the six races so far this year.
Young Dane Noah Degnbol currently has a 38 point lead in the Championship with his Breakell Racing SR3, following his win in the first race at Brands Hatch last time out.
RAW Motorsports Chris Short is in second place, with his win coming in the Donington Enduro round, but only six points clear of Mectech’s Anthony Ayres, another Donington winner who lost out to a penalty at Brands after looking dominant.
James Lay got his win at Brands too, after missing the first race when his brakes locked on during the green flag lap. But the RAW Motorsports drivers move around the outside of Degnbol at Paddock on the opening lap of race two, is one of the highlights of the season so far.
360’s James Sweetnam hasn’t visited the winners circle so far, but has been edging towards the other podium finishers, while DW Racing’s Jason Rishover won the first race of the year at Donington, but has had a couple of non finishes since.
RAW Motorsports have another busy weekend with a sextet of SR3’s, as Lay is joined by Chris Preen, Ben Stone, Chris Myhill and John Macleod.
DW are fielding Peter Tyler and John Davis alongside Rishover, while there are single entries from Scorpio Motorsport, Doris Motorsport and Valour Racing for Matt Jones, Mark Williams and Andy Lowe.
The races are supporting the British GT Championship too this weekend and have qualifying on Saturday at 9am, before two 25 minute races at 14.25 and 17.15.
Sunday mornings qualifying is at 9.25 with the 45 minute Enduro race starting at 14.00.
IT’S CAISLEY V DE LEON AGAIN!!
Unlike the Radical Challenge there have only been two winners in the SR1 Cup.
Ben Caisley won the first of the Donington races with Daryl de Leon second, but at Brands Caisley’s DW Racing car was outpaced by De Leon’s Valour Racing version.
After De Leon took the spoils in race one at Brands, his comfortable lead in race two ended in retirement, handing a comfortable win to Caisley.
With De Leon’s non finish Caisley currently holds an 18 point lead over his rival, with Works driver James Ockenden third.
Frazer McFadden missed the Donington rounds but the Track Focused driver is still fourth in the Championship after a strong showing at Brands Hatch.
But look out too for Declan Jones, who took over the University of Derby car from Tom Wood at Brands. Despite not having raced for a few years, the former GT racer soon acclimatised to the SR1 and was at the sharp end in each race.
The Radical Works are also fielding James Hadley Rob Greenwood, Dougie Bolger and Sally Erdmann, while Track Focused have Darren and George Knutton alongside McFadden .
They qualify on Saturday morning too at 11.10 and have both races in the afternoon at 15.05 and 17.58 each over 20 minutes.