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Radical Australia Cup

Apr 13, 2017

Paddon continues winning streak at Sandown


Even mother nature couldn’t prevent Peter Paddon from continuing his winning streak at Sandown for Round 2 of the Radical Australia Cup, with the two-time champion unstoppable during the challenging conditions at Sandown.

Despite the intermittent heavy rain and challenges, Paddon overcame the odds to add two more wins to his 2017 tally, making the reigning champion undefeated this year two rounds into the five round season.

"Four from four is a great start to the season," Paddon said.

"Last year I had a single mechanical DNF that put me into second place heading onto the last round, so there is no complacency.

"Heading to Phillip Island next I expect the RSXs to be even tougher to compete with, so it will be interesting to see if I can keep the [winning] streak alive!”

Despite his winning-ways at Sandown, Paddon was challenging by the newer SR3RSX Radical models, with David Crampton, Oliver Smith and Kim Burke among just a few of the names to watch out for in the upcoming rounds.

"There's no denying how quick the new RSX was at Sandown," Paddon said.

"In the wet they pulled away pretty easily in a straight line, so the long stroke engine definitely worked well ... I think my speed in the wet was more luck than anything else, I had a good set-up and was actually driving pretty conservatively to stay on the track.

"I think at times both Kim and Ollie were faster than me, but our strategy worked out well.”

The Radical Australia Cup will now head to Phillip Island as part of their third round of the series, which will be run under the Shannons Nationals banner.