There was a separate qualifying session for Sunday’s Enduro race, and it couldn’t have gone better for the 360 crew, as De Sadeleer secured pole, with Richards only 0.075 secs slower. “Too close,” reckoned De Sadeleer.
It was De Sadeleer that made the best of the start. “I tried to stay with Jerome through paddock, but Bell got me,” Richards explained.
All three held station until the pitstop window opened, with Sadeleer one of the last to make his stop. “With the success penalty, I knew Mark would be ahead of me,” he said.
“I had lost some ground before the stop, after a huge oversteer through Stirlings sent me across the gravel and back on. But I still came out of the pits ahead and just kept going,” said Richards after securing his win by just over six seconds.
De Sadeleer had come out of the pits in third and was chasing Rishover again. “I caught him and then he had an impressive double spin pirouette at Sheene Curve, so I was secure in second,” he concluded and after sealing a 1-2 finish for 360.
Lake took class spoils again, by one lap and retained ninth overall throughout the second half of the race.
Published by Peter Scherer for 360 Racing, 11th May 2021
Images by Oliver Read.