Radical Challenge Title Fight Set to Intensify at Snetterton

Radical Challenge Title Fight Set to Intensify at Snetterton

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The battle for the 2017 Radical Challenge championship crown is set to turn up a notch this weekend at Snetterton as the series enters the final third of the season. With nine rounds across three events remaining, four of the six top drivers suffering non-finishes last time out at Rockingham and 498 points still up for grabs, the title fight remains wide open.

Aimed at graduates from the Radical SR1 Cup and drivers looking to lay the foundations of a sportscar racing career, the 21-round series takes place across seven events at six top UK circuits. Two 20-minute sprint races and a 40-minute endurance race, with mandatory pit stops and success penalties, offers a diverse and action-packed yet affordable race weekend.

With grids regularly featuring over 30 Radical SR3s, the world’s most successful prototype sports racing car with over 1,000 sold across the globe, each boasting a top speed just shy of 150mph, expect thrilling racing at close quarters.

Jack Lang enjoys a 64-point lead from reigning champion Steve Burgess heading into the first of two Snetterton outings for the class of 2017. The pair shared the spoils at Rockingham ahead of the summer break, Lang doubling up to Burgess’ feature race win. With both drivers drawing level on race wins and podium finishes so far, this is a title fight that’s sure to run down to the final rounds back at Snetterton in October.

Hot on their tail is Oliver Barker, whose consistent podium form leaves him just seven points adrift of Burgess in third and 81 points clear of Dominik Jackson. Currently fifth, 263 behind Lang, Bradley Smith would need a serious dose of good fortune to take the title this year having missed the double-points Spa round and suffered two non-finishes at Rockingham. Nonetheless, the multiple Radical champion is still in with a chance.

In the Team Challenge, father and son duo Brian and Tom Harvey hold a healthy 179-point lead over the fierce fight for second, where Paul Allen and Jason Redding head Adrian and Joe Watt by 24 points while Peter Tyler and Tom Gladdis sit only 26 points further back.