Oliver Rae secured the Trophy 01 Class at Brands Hatch last
weekend with two more impressive performances, picking up a fourth
and a fifth place on the Grand Prix circuit.
The Australian-born racer missed out on the class win in 2013 to
the experienced Dave Karaskas after missing three rounds of the
season. Rae's fine results this year, often ahead of newer
machinery from the Cup Class, have handed the Enigma Motorsport
driver the title with four races to spare and moved him into the
top three of the overall points standings.
Rae said: "It's a good feeling and definitely better than losing
out last year. The whole weekend was great, especially taking the
lap record off [Enigma team manager] Linton Stutely too."
The target now for Rae is to score his first top-three finish in
the championship, a feat he would have achieved in the opening race
of the year but for a technical exclusion. He's picked up five
fourth-place finishes from his nine races so far in 2014, having
rounds at Silverstone.
"My focus is now definitely on getting outright podiums. It's
going to be tricky but nothing's impossible. If we get a few more
wet races we'll be in a better position to fight with the Cup Class
cars and for podiums.
"Now Henry's [Chart] back racing full-time, hopefully we can
start picking up more Teams' Championship points for Enigma. We'll
see how it goes and see how far up the table we can go."
Linton Stutely, team manager at Enigma Motorsport, said: "We're
delighted Oliver's won the Trophy Class after the great form he has
shown all year. He's beaten much newer cars and continues to
improve with every race. The job is the same from here on and we'll
continue to try to score as a many points as we can."