Burgess in the points to consolidate his lead

RAW Motorsports driver Steve Burgess in action at Rockingham
RAW Motorsports driver Steve Burgess in action at Rockingham

Radical Challenge Championship leader Steve Burgess consolidated his advantage at Rockingham last weekend, with a win and two second places for the Banbury based RAW Motorsports team.

Starting from the second row of the grid Burgess’ Radical SR3 RSX led into the Deene Hairpin on the first lap of race one and was able to consolidate his advantage when his rival outbraked himself at half distance.

Teenager Joe Stables was also on the podium in third, while John Macleod completed the top six.

Burgess had luck on his side in race two however, he had clipped rival Tony Wells who then spun, leaving him third, which then became second when second placed Jack Lang had a throttle break. Stables joined him on the podium in third, with Macleod in fifth.

An excellent start in the final race left Burgess chasing Lang again but his rival broke down again and left the RAW Motorsports driver to make his pit-stop as the new leader.

He rejoined second and was within a whisker of snatching a second win of the day. Stables was fourth but Macleod retired from sixth when he lost drive.

Burgess said: “Two more laps that’s all I needed.