It was a good weekend for Oliver Barker in the SR1 Cup, but even three wins couldn’t clinch him the title as he finished runner up.
In race one he led from Agostini’s on the opening lap before taking victory by 23 secs, while Tony Barwell’s early fifth disappeared with a spin at Wilson on the last lap, dropping him to ninth and promoting Paul Pearce to seventh. “It was cautious start, but once ahead it was hard to concentrate and stay focused,” said Barker. “I just took my eye off the ball,” Barwell admitted.
In the second race Barker had to back off into third at the start as Kye Wheatley closed the gap. Having taken Wheatley at the start of lap two, he reeled in James Taylor to lead from Wilson Hairpin on the fourth lap.
James Barwell slipped to the back of a five car train to take eighth with Pearce completing the top ten.
Although Taylor led from the start of the final race, Barker surged ahead into Riches on the second lap and eased clear again, while Barwell was set for fifth until a last lap spin at Palmer put him out and promoted Pearce to ninth.