Richards was an early casualty having started from the pitlane, he clipped another car into the chicane. “He braked as I turned in and I was totally committed,” he explained after picking up frontal damage.
De Sadeleer had got ahead of Marcus Clutton on lap three, but couldn’t hold the place as they swapped back a lap later and hopes of another challenge fell away.
Verity had been in 10th from the opening lap, but was gradually reeled in by team mate Harrison, before the duo exchanged and retained 10th and 1ith to the flag.
Rishover had also been an early casualty, retiring after the opening lap. “As I turned into the Vale I got t boned and it smashed by rear upright after a great start and was challenging for top six,” he explained.
It was all to play for in the final race but De Sadeleer was back in third on the grid. He was down to fifth on the first lap, chasing race two winner Jac Constable.
Both had held station during the first half, but following the stops De Sadeleer had the hammer down, aided by a late safety car intervention. He had both Constable ad Jackson to target but was still fifth when they started the last lap, but succeeded in taking both in his final lap for a magnificent third. “The team had told me to stay calm, but then I got lucky when the safety car came out. Dominik and Jac were maybe battling a little too hard and I got them,” he added.
Richards had been ninth on the opening lap and had just moved up to eighth when he was forced to pit. “The diffuser strip broke and it couldn’t be fixed, so that was that,” he said.
Rishover had made time and places during his stop and after rejoining in 13th, he claimed ninth on the last lap at the expense of team mate Verity, while Harrison completed the 360 quartet in 14th. “I got Martin down the inside into Village, but had a little spin earlier,” Rishover admitted.
Report by Peter Scherer.