FERGUSON’S END RADICAL SEASON ON A HIGH
Updated: Mar 13, 2019
Jeremy and Andrew Ferguson had a strong finish to their Radical European Masters season at Monza, with two second places and a third in the final rounds of the championship.Qualifying had mixed fortunes for the Banbury based RAW team, with Theodor Olsen qualifying in the first session only 0.294 secs off pole in his Radical SR8, with Jeremy Ferguson fourth.Andrew Ferguson also qualified well in third in his session, but for Louis Hamilton-Smith there were chassis problems, that put both him and Olsen out for the weekend, despite the teams best efforts to locate a spare car.Race 1:
Jeremy started race one and leapt into the lead on the opening lap. Although Stuart Moseley had stayed close initially, the lead had grown to 1.6 secs by lap eight. But Moseley came storming back and the lead changed three laps later, before the stops were made and Andrew took over.Moseley had stayed out until the end of the pitstop window, leaving Ferguson to duel with Allos for the lead. Having held second as Allos consolidated his advantage, Marc Crader in the Moseley car closed in to snatch the place on the final lap.Race 2:Allos and Crader had led from the start of the second race, with Andrew third until the stops. They all pitted within a lap of each other, but with Jeremy back in the seat he managed to consolidate second behind Allos.Race 3:For the final race of the weekend and the season Jeremy took the first stint. He ousted Allos on the opening lap and tried to chase down Moseley for the lead. They stayed in fairly close formation, holding position until the pitstop window opened.
Moseley stayed out again as long as he could, but Ferguson was into second, and with Allos pitting again to retire, second placed place was assured to the chequered flag. “We had changed the car for each race due to understeer, but it worsened as the heat seemed to counter the changes we made,” said Jeremy.The team also ran an SR3 for French duo Ludovic Loffreda/Romain Lutter, who took a class win in the first of the weekends races, before losing out to the experience of Crader/Mortimer’s works car in the following ones.