RAW make five podiums as Barker takes winner’s spot

Oliver Barker celebrates at Oulton Park
Oliver Barker celebrates at Oulton Park

Banbury based RAW Motorsports made the podium in all five races at Oulton Park on Sunday.

In the SR1 Cup, Oliver Barker started from the back of the grid after a technical problem, but stormed through to snatch victory on the final lap of his opening race.

The safety car cancelled out any advantage we had, especially when we all stopped together

Steve Burgess

A safety car intervention had aided Barker in the first race, but it was more of a handicap in the second. Once again came charging from the back to secure third a lap from home.

Although Steve Burgess did not claim a win in the Radical Challenge, he left the Cheshire Circuit having consolidated his championship lead.

In the first two races he chased former champion Bradley Smith from a race-long second place.

He was comfortably in third in the final race too but a success ballasted pit-stop wrecked his chances overall.

Burgess said: “The safety car spoiled our strategy and cancelled out any advantage we had, especially when everyone stopped together.”

Burgess still managed to finish fifth, while team-mate Joe Stables had a fifth place in race one, before recovering from a first corner spin in race two for ninth place, ending his day on the podium in third overall.