Two Radical championships are set for a thrilling weekend at the undulating Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. The final round of the 2020 Radical Challenge championship and the penultimate round of the SR1 Cup will both be aired live on Facebook and Radical’s YouTube channel.t 10:15am for qualifying and 1:15pm for race one.
The SR1 Cup title fight is as close as ever as the second half of the season gets underway. Jamie Pinkerton leads the fight, but only three points separate the top three in the championship, with Ross Elliott and Dean Warriner close behind.
Brands will provide an all new challenge for the entire SR1 field. In the eight years since the series began, this will be the first time the SR1 Cup has raced on the now iconic Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit, whose layout and drastic elevation changes makes it one of the most demanding tracks on the calendar.
Pinkerton may be the championship leader, but Warriner comes into the weekend carrying the momentum of two victories from the non-championship invitational round at Silverstone and should be one to watch this weekend.
Elsewhere, the Radical Works Team is joined by Sam Ashton, who makes his season debut after ending 2019 third in the championship.
While not on track, the SR1 field will no doubt have their eyes on 2019 champion Shane Stoney in the Challenge Championship.
Stoney has pushed champion elect Marcus Clutton throughout 2020 and comes to Brands Hatch looking to seal the runner-up position. Just 28 points further back is Jason Rishover, who managed some spectacular drives in the wet at Snetterton to overcome a difficult qualifying. With Brands Hatch GP experience already under his belt, Rishover will no doubt once again be fighting at the front of the field.
Having missed the Snetterton weekend, Scott Sport duo Neil Glover and Jason Green return for the season finale, once again going head to head against fellow team entry Audunn Gudmundsson and Tom Ashton.
Qualifying for the SR1 Cup begins at 9:00am, with the first race getting underway at 11:40am. The Challenge Championship has a slightly later start at 10:15am for qualifying and 1:15pm for race one.