“That was exactly what I had planned for race one, a good start, got away and managed the gap,” said De Sadeleer. “I lost a few seconds at the start and then seemed to just hold the gap,” Richards added.
Tyler managed to hold onto a worthy eighth despite only having 95 per cent throttle, but Rishover pitted early to retire.
It was De Sadeleer to the fore again at the start of the third and final race of the weekend, but there was no happy ending for Richards this time around. “There was no contact it just broke away from me,” he said after vacating fifth in the chicane gravel trap on the opening lap.
Jackson was once again threatening for the lead, but De Sadeleer’s defence held firm until lap 12. “It was a good start and I managed to gap him at first,” De Sadeleer explained.
But a slight hesitation at Coppice gave Jackson the opportunity to challenge into the chicane, which he took with both hands. “If I hadn’t given that up, there would have been contact,” he admitted.
But a second-half track limit penalty left De Sadeleer with an even bigger fight on his hands. He climbed back to second on track with 11 laps to go, but the penalty dropped him back to third behind Jac Constable in the final result.
Rishover also ran well to hold seventh from lap 31, after a great duel with Rod Goodman, while Tyler was just behind them in a hard fought ninth.
The Silverstone-based team will be back in Radical action with the SR1 Cup at Oulton Park on April 20th.
Report by Peter Scherer