Sowery seals win in British F3 second race

Toby Sowery took a vital win in the second BRDC British Formula 3 race at Brands Hatch to close the gap to championship leader Enaam Ahmed and keep his title hopes alive.

With the top eight from race one reversed it was Double R Racing’s Krishnaraaj Mahadik – competing in his first race weekend of the season – who started from pole and led for the majority of the race until Sowery lunged up the inside into Druids with only a handful of laps remaining.

Toby Sowery (Lanan Racing) lunges up the inside of Krishnaraaj Mahadik (Double R Racing) at Druids. Pic by Jakob Ebrey.

Despite a safety car shortly after to retrieve the stricken cars of Ben Hingeley and Guilherme Samaia from the gravel, the Lanan driver edged away at the restart and claimed victory having started sixth – also setting the fastest lap which will put him on pole for race three.

Mahadik took a remarkable second, resisting intense pressure from Carlin drivers James Pull and Ahmed who finished third and fourth respectively.

Fifth and sixth were Chris Dittmann’s men Omar Ismail and Jeremy Wahome, the latter making contact with Nicolai Kjaergaard at Druids on the opening lap resulting in the retirement of Jordan Cane who was unable to avoid the spinning Fortec car.

Jamie Chadwick finished seventh, while Chase Owen and Callan O’Keeffe – both of whom were caught up in the Kjaergarrd and Wahome tangle – finished eighth and ninth with Manuel Maldonado rounding out the top ten.

(L-r) Krishnaraaj Mahadik, Toby Sowery and James Pull. Pic by Jakob Ebrey.

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