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Double podium for Will Palmer in debut Radical SR1 Cup appearance

Monday, October 28 2013

Will Palmer, son of MSV Chief Executive Jonathan, enjoyed an excellent debut in the final round of the Radical SR1 Cup at Norfolk's Snetterton circuit on Saturday (26 October).

Will, who joined the series for a one-off drive, just had one day to acclimatise himself to the Radical sports racer. Nevertheless, he entered qualifying hopeful of taking pole position. He took advantage of a damp track to set the pace in the early stages and as conditions improved he traded times with championship leader Colin Noble Jr. Ultimately Noble headed the session after he was able to complete one more lap than Will in the session, who would line up second on the grid.

In a dry opening race Will held position at the start, with Noble leading the field. After a brief safety car intervention Palmer set off in chase of Noble but was unable to catch him, despite very consistent lap times all within two tenths of his best.

Race two saw Will make an excellent start to take the early lead. An exciting battle between the pair followed, with Noble passing on the inside at Riches on lap two before Palmer regained the lead at the next corner with a superb lunge.

On lap three, Noble once again took advantage at Riches and defended the position until the chequered flag. Will chased him home to take his second podium of the day.

Speaking afterwards, Will said: "I've absolutely loved racing in the SR1 Cup and I need to say a massive thanks to Radical for giving me the opportunity to compete this weekend. The car is fantastic fun to drive; it has a lot of power and the sequential gearbox makes it feel like a racer, whilst the road tyres make it slide around a lot but in a very controllable way. I was very happy to take two second places considering that I only drove the car for the first time the day before, and the second race was great fun racing with Colin for the lead!"

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