Ahmed does the British F3 double at Spa

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Enaam Ahmed completed a near-perfect weekend at Spa-Francorchamps to put himself on the brink of landing this year’s BRDC British Formula 3 title with a second win of the weekend.

Carlin racer Ahmed started the final race on pole, and led away initially but was soon embroiled in a great battle with rival Toby Sowery. Sowery snatched the lead away when he drafted past Ahmed on the Kemmel Straight on lap two.

The top two were the class of the field, and gradually toured clear of Ben Hingeley in third, but the gap never really grew above half-a-second at any point. With the tow at Spa being so strong, Sowery was forced to defend hard into Les Combes every lap, until Ahmed found a small gap around the outside on lap six to retake top spot.

Sowery stayed on his tail, but was too far back exiting Eau Rouge on the last lap to be able to retaliate.

“It’s been a near-perfect weekend, I know the title is close, but I’m just trying not to think about it and keep taking every race as it comes,” said Ahmed. “That was a very close one. I was watching my mirrors down the whole straight on the last lap!”

Behind the top three, James Pull was a fine fourth after passing Callan O’Keeffe impressively early on. Cameron Das, Chase Owen, series debutante Linus Lundqvist and Tristan Charpentier demoted O’Keeffe further back to ninth at the flag.

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