Biggest Grid of the Season for Silverstone Challenge Festival

Biggest Grid of the Season for Silverstone Challenge Festival

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Next weekend’s Silverstone ‘Festival’ round of the 2020 Radical Challenge Championship is set to see the biggest grid of the season, falling just one week after the second of two British Grand Prix at the legendary UK circuit. A bumper 28 car grid is anticipated, with entries still open to accept even more racers for this midsummer spectacular.

With just the first round at Oulton Park completed, it’s already clear that this year’s title battle will be one of the closest in recent memory. Three different winners from three races in Cheshire – in Jerome de Sadeleer, Marcus Clutton and Jac Constable – have neatly balanced the standings. Clutton holds a slender 13-point advantage at the top of the table, but that counts for little when 210 points are up for grabs at each round…

The Challenge field grows with a number of new faces joining the series from Silverstone onwards. Polish racer Jacek Zielonka joins the Radical Works Team in his SR3 RSX, the factory also fielding Mark Williams and Icelandic racer Audunn Gudmundsson, in the Team Challenge with Tom Ashton. They’ll be challenged by the new SR3 duo of Neil Glover and Jason Green, bringing established historic motorsport preparers Scott Sport to the Challenge paddock. Full Throttle Motorsports’ pairing of Nick Hull and Richard Avery also return to the Team Challenge class for the first time in 2020.

2019 SR1 Cup champion Shane Stoney will be hoping for better results at Silverstone than his Oulton championship debut in the Solo Challenge, bolstered by the first 2020 series outings for fellow SR1 Cup alumni Peter Tyler, Martin Verity, Spencer Bourne and Chris Short. With the Silverstone ‘Festival’ offering an invitational class for SR1 racers, the grid welcomes seven current SR1 Cup protagonists including 2020 race-winners Dean Warriner and James Pinkerton (sharing with Ross Elliott) and fellow podium-sitter Mackenzie Walker.

The qualifying action commences on Saturday morning before the first of two 50-minute enduros on Saturday afternoon. Unlike other rounds this season, the weekend features both the 20-minute sprint and second 50-minute pitstop race on Sunday, a fitting finale to this action-packed weekend. There’s still time for SR3 and SR1 racers to join the grid too – simply click the button below to visit our online entry system and register.

NOTE: Radical is working hard to run all UK race events in strict adherence with the UK Government’s COVID-19 regulations and requirements. We are closely observing the effect of this week’s enforcement of quarantine for visitors returning from Belgium and other countries, and will be working with Silverstone, MSVR and other partners to ensure our paddock remains safe and Coronavirus-free.