Motor sport: Happy Streather finishes season on a high
Paul Streather finished third overall in the MG Trophy Championship after a hotly-contested finale at Snetterton.
The Hinckley driver, who won the title on the same circuit two years ago, was hoping for more of the same and qualified second behind another top contender, Chris Bray.
Streather produced a determined performance in the first race. Bray was quickest away but the county man was closing the gap in the final stages.
In the end, despite all the pressure, he could not get his nose ahead and finished just 0.089 of a second behind, although he had the consolation of setting a new lap record.
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Race two produced a battle royal between Bray and 23-year-old Streather, the latter taking the lead. However, as his tyres deteriorated, the Bedfordshire driver took his chance to regain the front spot, and Paul Luti managed to squeeze into second place late on.
Bray was crowned champion but Streather, who was third overall, and second in class, said: "This was the end to the season that I needed.
"I have had so much bad luck during the season, so to still come third overall in the championship is brilliant. A massive thank you to everyone who has supported me.
"I am now looking ahead to next season and assessing the options that are in front of me."