Saturday morning’s race took place in very different conditions to that of Race 1, the track soaking wet after overnight rain. As the first track action of the day, it was going to take brave, precise driving to thread round the 4.5-mile circuit unscathed.
Despite Marks Electrical racer and Radical stalwart leading the field round to the start on pole, his team-mate James Littlejohn made the stronger start and was first into Eau Rouge, former British GT champion Alex Mortimer in the chase behind. Mortimer made a move on Littlejohn on lap 3, before beginning a string of fastest laps to pull away from the rest of the field, with Littlejohn, Moseley, Kaiser and Radical newcomer, 2010 Nordic Formula Renault champion Daniel Roos in hot pursuit. Further back in the field, the Supersport class was hotting up too, Alex Kapadia leading the class with Nick Padmore and Radical Benelux Cup racer Bas Schouten close behind.
By lap eight Littlejohn had closed the gap to 2.7 seconds as the pit lane window opened. Mortimer elected to pit late in the window; a smart move, as minutes after he handed over to Chris Hyman with a 13.4-second, the safety car was scrambled, several backmarkers between Hyman and Tony Wells, replacing Littlejohn.
With only three minutes to go, the safety car pitted and the race went live for a final sprint to the chequered flag. With a thirteen second lead and the finish line in sight, a win for Hyman looked assured...until his car faltered and stopped at the very last chicane, his car cruelly falling victim to the torrential, penetrating rain and spray throughout the entire race. Woodward was able to pass Hyman with only metres to the line for the win, with Mark Smithson, Wells and Roos behind, only six seconds covering the top four.
In the Supersports Class, Colin Noble took advantage of his pitstop timing and a fine drive to take the class win, with Gary Kane/Padmore and Thomas Meidinger/Konstantins Calko taking the remaining two class podium spots.
The next round of the Shell Racing Solutions Radical Masters Euroseries takes place at former Dutch GP venue Zandvoort in only a few weeks time, on 26/27 May.