Radical’s SR3 SL demonstrator, in the hands of EVO journalist Richard Meaden and Mission Motorsport’s Nathan Blewer, won the 2012 Targa Britannia on Friday evening, after three days of competition in the most difficult of weather conditions.
Driving rain throughout the event meant all but four of the Targa’s 22 special stages and two races were well on a wet surface; despite this, and Richard’s limited seat time in the SR3 SL beforehand, the duo scored 11 fastest stage times, also winning the feature race at Croft against a strong field of Porsches and Ferraris.
Due to road time penalties, Meaden was forced to start from 14th on the grid for the race at Cadwell, despite this, he battled though the spray to finish fifth.
Based at Harrogate but travelling as far north as Raby Castle in County Durham, and as far south as Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire, the SR3 SL remained 100% reliable during the 411-mile enduro, only requiring refuelling and routine checks. You couldn’t ask for a tougher test of the SR3 SL’s road and track ability, but the car took all it all in its stride.