Burgess secures title on the final day

Steve Burgess in action at Snetterton

Steve Burgess in action at Snetterton

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Steve Burgess secured the Radical Challenge title at the final rounds at Snetterton, ending his title year with second place in the final race of the day.

It was team-mate John Macleod that became the star for the Banbury based RAW Motorsports team.

He spent the whole of race one chasing Brian Caudwell for the race lead and was only 0.748 seconds away from the win at the flag. Burgess had been duelling with Jack Lang for third until they clashed on the seventh lap.

It was a good start for Macleod again in the second race but he couldn’t match the pace of lead duo Bradley Smith and Lang. He just retained third as Caudwell pushed him hard at the end, swapping places before claiming it back out of the final corner.

Burgess had to play catch up after contact on the opening lap.

Burgess held third throughout the first half of race three. But he snatched a surprise second a lap from home when Smith out-braked himself.

Macleod also gained from Smith’s mistake to secure fourth.

It was a good weekend for Oliver Barker in the SR1 Cup but even three wins couldn’t clinch him the title as he finished runner up.