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It was end of season time for The Fun Cup Endurance Championship at Donington Park and the last competitive outing of the season for RAW Motorsports.

With Paul Rivett unavailable, Alex Macleod had Brother John sharing his Tachosystems backed car for the four race, having drawn 11th place on the grid.

Alex took the opening stint and was embroiled in a five car battle for 10th from the start, chasing Agua Caliente’s Rob Perry.

As the gaps began to open and close through the order, Alex stayed in touch with his immediate rivals, but began to lose ground on the top 10.

By lap 10 he was down to 17th, but was in sight of a three car battle ahead. There were signs of damage to the front of the car however, which appeared to be affecting the handling. “I had a really good start, then I tried to go underneath Enduro’s Jon Currie, we had contact and I lost the tow to the cars ahead,” Alex explained.

With the safety car out after 29 laps, Alex joined the majority of the field and pitted from 16th place, handing over to John for the next stint.

Having rejoined 20th, John began to make progress after his opening seven laps had been behind the safety car. At the one hour mark they were 18th, but a lap down on the leaders.

John’s next target was EDF Motorsports Kieren Clark, but the gap was starting to open rather than close until John pitted again from 16th on their 56th lap.

By half distance the casualties had started to increase, but Alex had kept consistent pace and had climbed to 14th place by the halfway mark.

He was up to 13th by lap 73, as the safety car appeared once more and prompted another mass pitstop from the whole field.

It was another nine laps before the race went green again, with John still in 13th place.

They had made another place by the completion of the third hour, but further progress looked unlikely, barring others misfortune, as 11th placed CCS Media were a lap ahead.

Over the remaining laps both Alex and John had been battling on track, but not always for places. “We had good pace, but were sometimes in the wrong place at the wrong time. It had been nice chasing the other cars though,” said John.

So on lap 130 Alex handed to John for the final stint, still in 12th but back on the same lap as the ninth placed Track Focused car as they took the flag.

“It’s been a great year for me, lots of fun with a great team at RAW and I look forward to more of the same I hope next season,” Alex concluded.


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