“The car was much better and I got to P5, holding off Preen after a great battle,” said Rishover. Zielonka was eighth at the flag, but benefitted from his teammate spenalty and was promoted to seventh.
Lining up seventh and ninth for the final race of the weekend, both drivers were aiming for a good result.
The whole of the top 10 were fairly dormant until the pitstop window opened, with Rishover seventh and Zielonka 10th.
Both made their stops under the safety car and rejoined in fifth and sixth respectively. But Zielonka soon lost out to both Chris Preen and Chris Headlam.
Preen then closed in on Rishover for fifth, but the 360 driver still had the place as they crested Hilltop for the final time.
As they headed towards Knickerbrook Preen forced his way past Rishover taking them both off the race track. With both Rishover and Preen off track, Zielonka made two places to take the flag in sixth, but Rishover’s hopes of a top six had gone and he finally made it home 12th.
Rishover now lies sixth in the Championship, with Zielonka eight points behind in seventh. Both will be back in at action for the next rounds at Silverstone on July 29/30th.
By Peter Scherer