AND THE WIN­NERS ARE... THREE DIF­FER­ENT WIN­NERS AS OSS RACES THRILL

ROCK­ING­HAM: BRSCC BY PETER SCHERER As in the open­ing rounds at Sil­ver­stone, there were three dif­fer­ent win­ners in the OSS races, with Dun­can Wil­liams’ Juno, Gra­ham Cole’s Jade and Joe Sta­bles’ Rad­i­cal PR6 shar­ing the spoils.

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Pole­man Wil­liams led race one from the start, with Mike Jen­vey’s Jen­vey Gunn in sec­ond from lap three as Cole be­gan to lose ground on old tyres. Grad­u­ally Jen­vey reeled in Wil­liams and had the lead on lap 10, only to out­brake him­self a lap later. “I was right with him through the last chi­cane though,” he said af­ter com­ing home sec­ond.

Sta­bles con­sol­i­dated third as Cole con­tin­ued to lose ground, with Josh Smith’s Rad­i­cal PR6 and Craig Mitchell’s Ligier JS49 com­plet­ing the top six.

It was a lights-to-flag win for Cole in race two, though, as Smith and Sta­bles’ duel for sec­ond al­lowed Jen­vey to join them. Smith had chal­lenged Cole’s lead on lap six, but fell back as he was forced to de­fend from Sta­bles. But Jen­vey out­braked both of his ri­vals into Deene with four laps re­main­ing, while Smith spun on the exit and left Sta­bles a clear third.

“I for­got Gra­ham was there,” said Jen­vey when he sud­denly saw leader Cole. But time ran out be­fore he could chal­lenge the leader. Mitchell se­cured fourth af­ter Smith’s spin.

Cole failed to start the fi­nale when the cam­belt broke in the pit­lane, which left Jen­vey to grab the early ad­van­tage over Smith, Sta­bles and Mitchell. As the rain fell Smith led into Deene on the third lap with Sta­bles fol­low­ing at the Brook Esses be­fore Jen­vey re­gained a place at Deene a lap later.

Sta­bles not only re­took Jen­vey but was all over Smith and led out of Tarzan with a lap to go. Smith had to set­tle for sec­ond from Jen­vey.

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