2018 RX8 CUP ROUND 3 PREVIEW

The 2018 RX8 Cup at the Australian Motor Racing Series has provided plenty of entertainment during their two rounds this season.

While Ric Shaw has been unstoppable at the front of the field, the growing throng of RX8s behind have been gaining ground. Round two saw some great close racing, as well as an opportunity for a new winner. Shaw had an atrocious start in even worse conditions in race four, and he dropped down the order.  Aaron Prosser seized the opportunity and ran away out in front. However, Shaw’s prowess in an RX8 came to the fore, he would retake the lead before the mid-point of the race, never to be headed again.

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Shaw and Prosser battle for position at Morgan Park

With an average finishing position of fourth across the eight races completed in 2018, Stephen McLaine is the most likely to challenge Shaw with three rounds remaining. His form at round 2 yielded a pair of second and third place finishes. No doubt McLaine will be hoping that Prosser, or round 1 challenger William Harris, could assist with taking some points off Shaw at Wakefield Park.

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Averaging 4th place in races this season, McLaine is the closest challenger to Shaw in the championship standings.

At the time of writing, over fifteen RX8 Cup competitors are entered for the third round at Wakefield Park. No doubt they’ll produce some exciting racing across two days of competition. To get a feel of where the Championship currently sits, why not check out the four races broadcast live so far this season, from rounds one and two of the Championship.

Don’t forget you’ll be able to see race 3&4 of the third round LIVE&FREE on our YouTube stream. (LINK BELOW)

ROUND 1 RACE 3:

ROUND 2 RACE 3:

ROUND 2 RACE 4:

AMRS ROUND 4 LIVE STREAM:

**TUNE in from 9am on Sunday 19th August 2018**

 

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