Teenager Theo Micouris consolidated his bid for this years Radical SR1 Cup title, with another two wins from three races at Snetterton, as the Radical Championship made its first
guest appearance on the British Touring Car programme.
The RAW Motorsports/Hart GT driver qualified on pole position for the first race of the weekend, but lost out to main Championship rival Tom Wood into the first corner.
Having briefly lost ground, he came charging back into contention, and lap after lap he was poised to challenge on the infield section of the Norfolk circuit.
Having been almost alongside on numerous occasions he finally tried the move on the final lap through Oggies. “I was trying to get a switch back, but ran out of room and got too close,” he explained after a slight touch left him having to settle for second place.
He headed Wood from the start of race two, and after seeing off any early threat took a dominant victory.
But success penalties played their part in the final race of the weekend.
Having headed Wood again from the start, he made his stop with the lead, rejoining third. But on consecutive laps he picked off James Ockenden and George Knutton, taking the flag over 10 seconds clear.
There were three RAW drivers in the SR3 Class too, with Asian Le Mans and Gulf Radical racer Amir Feyzulin securing two top 10 finishes.
He spent much of the early part of race one in a duel with team mate and Radical returnee Chris Myhill, but had to give best from lap 10. Myhill came home 13th, followed by Feyzulin and RAW’s Gavin McAlpine.
All three found themselves together again the second race, but Feyzulin’s experience came to the fore, as he snatched eighth place from Chris Headlam with a lap to go.
McAlpine had managed to demote Myhill on lap 13, to secure 9th, but Myhill finally came in 12th, having lost out to John Macleod on the last lap.
In the final race Feyzulin spent most of his race in the top 10 again, having got quicker and quicker throughout the weekend,
Having climbed to an early sixth, he rejoined in seventh after his stop, but was caught up in a great scrap with Mark Williams and McAlpine. He lost out to Williams and the recovering Jason Rishover in the final laps to finally finish 10th, with Myhill 11th and McAlpine 12th.
“It’s a very tricky circuit, I have raced quite a lot, but this was fast and tight, so not easy,” said Feyzulin.
“This was probably a one-off return, but the car felt fantastic and I didn’t realise how rusty I was,” said Myhill. “I really enjoyed it though and stayed with the others in race one until I made a mistake,” he added.
McAlpine had a moment of glory when he led overall for one lap, before making his stop. “I was quicker than at Brands Hatch, but not quick enough,” he added.
Published by Peter Scherer for RAW Motorsports, May 23rd 2023