Short / Greaves / Fisken In The Radical At Spa
After that sparkling debut at Istanbul, Martin Short’s Rollcentre
Racing will again be running one Radical SR9, at the next Le Mans
Series event at Spa (May 14). The team owner will again be partnered
by Radical’s Tim Greaves – and with Gregor Fisken racing
for the team for the first time too.
get the bellhousing in time for my car (the third, AER-powered chassis),”
explains Tim Greaves (seen at Istanbul, below).
Rollcentre is likely to have its second chassis
in Belgium: “It should be ready to take to Spa as a back-up,”
says Martin Short.
That Istanbul debut has generated “an amazing
amount of interest” in Rollcentre Radicals, “the word
having seen what a stunning car it is going to be. I’ve got
a long list of drivers who want to race an SR9.”
Gregor Fisken is at the top of that list, the Scot
having been speaking to Martin Short during the last 12 months.
“He’s been a stalwart of Le Mans Series
racing,” comments Martin Short, “and is very serious
about endurance racing.”
Fisken raced a P1 car, the Jota Zytek, at Istanbul
last November, and a P1 again at Sebring (the Highcroft Lola): perhaps
he won’t even notice that he’s in a P2?
first Rollcentre chassis has had a complete strip-down since Istanbul,
and revisions are being built into it, ahead of a shakedown next
“We’ve flagged up some areas of the
car where we need to make some changes, and they’re being
addressed now,” says Martin Short.
first time ever in a prototype, I’m taking on the lead role
(at Spa),” adds the team owner. Yes, but he effectively did
that at Istanbul, on Friday afternoon (right) – when the SR9
was fourth fastest overall, fastest in P2.