Joining the British GT programme for their final round of the season was the BRSCC Excool OSS Championship. The open sports series has been running for 8 years and began as a formula that encouraged sports prototypes and includes classes of open or closed top sports racing cars of any sized engine including an invitational class. Popular marques in the series include Radicals, Spires and Ligier as well as unique prototypes such as the Manderson Whitehead MK1 built and raced by Matt Manderson.
All three races at Donington were dominated by Duncan Williams who took top step of the podium in two of the races and second place in race three in his Juno. Williams continues to dominate this season in class B following his success in the championship last year. Second place in race one and first place in race three went to 2015 OSS Champ Mike Jenvey in his Jenvey-Gunn TS6. The car has undergone complete redevelopment since he purchased it ten years ago and boasts 198 BHP & a top speed of 147 mph from a 2.0L Duratec engine.
Jon-Paul Ivey came third in race one, Josh Smith came second and Mark Abbot third in race two, while race three was completed by Josh Smith on the third step of the podium.
All three podium finishers drive Radicals which dominate the championship.
The Donington round attracted a healthy grid of 28 entrants across the seven classes twenty two of which were various types of Radical, however the championship naturally supports engineering advances with an emphasis on individual development.
The final round of the 2017 season takes place at Silverstone on October 14th/15th.
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