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Radical Cup Australia title to be decided at The Bend

An equal-largest field of the 2022 season will form part of an epic Radical Cup Series finale at The Bend Motorsport Park this weekend in a title race likely to go down to the wire.

A handful drivers in three different cars are in contention for the outright title, with only 38 points separating the top five drivers. The winners in Radical Masters and Rookie categories will also be decided this weekend.

Racing at The Bend as part of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships, the series will have two 45-minute races and a total of 84 points available across qualifying and the races.

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Chris Perini currently holds a narrow 18-point lead over his rivals after what has been a fairly dominant season to date. The New South Welshman has led the series from the opening round at Phillip Island in a campaign that has included winning three of the four rounds so far this season.

Trailing the former champion in second and third respectively is Peter Paddon and Peter Carr – the duo both behind the wheel of the same First Focus-supported Radical SR3. Paddon and Carr have been fairly consistant this year and have notched up four podiums between them.

In fourth and fifth position are rookies Jordan Oon and Adam Lisle, who have  duo has remained in title contention all season, recording podium finishes at three rounds this season.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a title fight without a driver holding a mathematical chance, and that position belongs to multiple race winner Elliot Schutte, who sits 90 points behind Perini. While an outright title might not be on the cards, the youngster is well in running for the Radical Rookie title, alongside Peter Carr, Jordan Oon and Adam Lisle.

Nineteen Radical cars will take to The Bend this weekend, marking the equal-largest field the series has had this year. The last time the Radical Cup Australia had a field this big was the season opener in Phillip Island.

The expanded Radical Cup field will see a few new faces race at The Bend as well, including South Australian Mark Rosser, who is an experienced racer and is a regular frontrunner in GT World Challenge

GC Marine Australian Prototype Series star John-Paul Drake will race alongside Michael Whiting, while experienced Barton Mawer will drive with Terry Knowles in his Ausnets #68 entry.

From the West, Ian Oon and Jay Wong will partner aboard the #35 Arise Racing entry; the former making his Radical Cup debut and the latter his first start since Wanneroo.

Outright Championship Standings

  1. Chris Perini 291 points
  2. Peter Paddon 273
  3. Peter Carr 272
  4. Jordan Oon 261
  5. Adam Lisle 253

Radical Masters

  1. Bradley Russell 223 points
  2. Sue Hughes 186
  3. Warwick Morris 184
  4. Andrew Eldridge 180
  5. Bill Medland 167

Radical Rookie

  1. Peter Carr 292 points
  2. Jordan Oon 279
  3. Adam Lisle 269
  4. Elliot Schutte 207
  5. Bradley Russell 166

 

All the on track action kicks off this Friday with both races being streamed live on 7Plus across the weekend.

The Radical Cup Australia Championship decider at The Bend Motorsport Park takes place 21-23 October.