Home

WELCOME TO RAW MOTORSPORTS

Based near Banbury, established in 2011, RAW Motorsports has arrived, with the aim of providing a professional and affordable experience for all levels of drivers.

LATEST NEWS

PENALTY PROVES COSTLY FOR ALLOS & KAPADIA, BUT CLASS WINS FOR MARATEOTTO/CENCETTI AND THE HARVEY’S

RAW MOTORSPORTS TAKE FIRST STEPS INTO INTERNATIONAL GP OPEN

DOUBLE PODIUM FOR RAW AT SNETTERTON

ALLOS AND KAPADIA KEEP TITLE HOPES ALIVE

BURGESS CONTINUES TO CONSOLIDATE CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD AT OULTON PARK

OLIVER BARKER CLAIMS MAIDEN SR1 VICTORY AT OULTON PARK

Recent Posts

PENALTY PROVES COSTLY FOR ALLOS & KAPADIA, BUT CLASS WINS FOR MARATEOTTO/CENCETTI AND THE HARVEY’S

Manhal Allos and Alex Kapadia arrived at Donington Park last weekend, hoping make a bid for the Radical European Masters title against Tony Wells and James Littlejohn, but safety cars, mechanical maladies and penalties conspired against them.
It began to go wrong for the duo when gearbox maladies forced them to miss the whole of first qualifying, leaving them at the back of the grid for race one. Team mate Andrew Ferguson was fourth best in their family Spyder RXC, “I spun at the Craner Curves on the first lap though, we had a new diffuser and it was very different,” he admitted.
From the start Ferguson was third into Redgate, with Kapadia soon charging through the field to snatch third at Goddards as they completed the opening lap. He was second at the Esses on lap two but Littlejohn’s lead had grown substantially.

Despite chipping away at the lead Kapadia was unable to make up the difference, which was then compounded when safety car boards and flags were displayed and no safety car appeared. “I had pushed hard from the first lap, got the gap down but couldn’t have done more,” said Kapadia.

“I was catching Wells until the invisible safety car appeared,” Allos added after having to settle for second 12.473 secs adown.
Andrew Ferguson pitted from third to hand to Brother Jeremy,” that felt so much better, we just need more pace,” Andrew explained. But for Jeremy it was the first time he had driven the car with its new splitter. “We had dropped the rear too and it was very lively, but I think it will be quicker,” he said after retaining third.
In second qualifying Allos was second with Jeremy Ferguson third. “It was Ok but I was bedding in new pads and sorting tyres for race three but getting quicker,” said Allos. “Fantastic, the engine felt better and all was well until a drive shaft went near the end,” Ferguson added.

As the lights went out Allos shot off into a clear lead over Wells, with Ferguson in sixth. But the safety car was called into action as oil was down, and with it went Allos’s lead.
From the green flag though Allos just flew and was back to a 3.36 secs lead after one lap. “The safety car was far too slow so I took no hostages when we were free again and the car was just great,” he said.

He pitted early to hand to Kapadia as did Wells, but it was Littlejohn back to the fore courtesy of a shorter pit stop penalty, with Kapadia chasing. “I pushed hard again and only made one mistake at Goddards. I couldn’t have got closer as we lost aero, but just couldn’t get by,” he said after losing out by 0.578secs.
Ferguson also held onto a clear third, “a terrible start then much more consistent, I got stuck behind Booth and then got Moseley at the Esses, outbraked myself and spun but got him eventually,” he confirmed.

Starting from the back again for race three Allos chased hard and ousted Andrew Ferguson for second on the second lap. He was holding a slowly growing gap to Littlejohn when he was unfairly given a drive through penalty for allegedly starting out of position, although in car footage later showed this to be incorrect.
It left him handing to Kapadia from fourth place, and despite more than halving the lead, the gap was still 2.503 secs at the flag and the penalty had proved decisive. “I couldn’t have done more but it wasn’t enough again,” Kapadia concluded.
Ferguson dropped to sixth in the closing laps, “the first half was good but I seemed to lose the feel of the car, went wide at the Old Hairpin and spun. A wasted opportunity,” he reckoned.
The RAW squad also had two cars in the SR3 class and took two class wins. In race one Marateotto had a big class lead which Cencetti successfully reclaimed after hunting down Tom Harvey. But they received a post-race penalty which handed a maiden victory to Brian/Tom Harvey. “I had slowed down too much when the safety car was supposed to be out and then saw Marco approaching,” said Tom.

Cencetti’s early class lead in race two ended with a blown engine, but Tom Harvey had to fight back from a first corner spin. After handing to father Brian he came home sixth in class.
It finally came good for the Marateotto/Cencetti duo with victory over rivals Dona/Moseley by almost 20 seconds. “I just had to be safe and hand it to Marco,” said Marateotto. “Marcelo gave it to me in P1 and I just brought it home for him,” Cencetti replied. Tom and Brian Harvey were involved in a race long battle, with Brian handing the car over after briefly leading, but with a lengthy pit stop penalty Tom Harvey took over, coming through the field from 5th, as well as holding off the experienced Tom Gladdis to take the final podium spot

  1. RAW MOTORSPORTS TAKE FIRST STEPS INTO INTERNATIONAL GP OPEN Comments Off on RAW MOTORSPORTS TAKE FIRST STEPS INTO INTERNATIONAL GP OPEN
  2. DOUBLE PODIUM FOR RAW AT SNETTERTON Comments Off on DOUBLE PODIUM FOR RAW AT SNETTERTON
  3. ALLOS AND KAPADIA KEEP TITLE HOPES ALIVE Comments Off on ALLOS AND KAPADIA KEEP TITLE HOPES ALIVE