Burgess takes another step to the title

RAW Motorsport driver Steve Burgess leads Brian Caudwell at Silverstone
RAW Motorsport driver Steve Burgess leads Brian Caudwell at Silverstone
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Two second places gave Steve Burgess the 2016 Radical Challenge single driver class title and brought him closer to the overall crown.

The first race at a wet Silverstone was a disappointment for Burgess and the Banbury based RAW Motorsports team. He was in second for most of the race but was struggling for rear-end grip in the wet conditions.

He lost out to Brian Caudwell onto the Vale and Jack Lang at Copse as they started the last lap, leaving him to finish fourth, with team-mates Joe Stables and John Macleod completing the top ten.

Following a lap behind the safety car in the second race, Burgess quickly ousted Tom Gladdis from second and had started to close on Jack Lang’s lead when the race was stopped early.

Stables was in the top ten again with eighth and Macleod was tenth.

It was dry at last for Sunday’s race but Burgess lost ground on Bradley Smith and Lang at the front on the opening lap, after Lang ran wide, rejoined and delayed the RAW driver.

Stables stayed close for a while but Burgess consolidated his hold on third, with Stables retaining fourth from Brian Harvey and Tom Harvey, after Macleod retired with damage after taking avoiding action on the opening lap.