Rae claims Trophy Class crown

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.

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 missed the
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."