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GB3 Testing: Faria fastest at Oulton Park

Thursday, September 09 2021

Fortec Motorsports' Roberto Faria set the fastest lap time of the day in the final GB3 session at Oulton Park this afternoon.

The Brazilian's effort of 1m32.259s was less than a tenth clear of teammate and series debutant Luke Browning, who looked on course to top the times until Faria crossed the line with just 40 seconds remaining.

Browning had topped the times for most of the final 10 minutes, but had to settle for second fastest, 0.083s away from his teammate and less than three hundredths of a second quicker than Chris Dittmann Racing's Ayrton Simmons.

Elite's Tom Lebbon was fourth, 0.162s ahead of Carlin's championship leader Zak O'Sullivan, with teammate Christian Mansell sixth.

Bart Horsten was 0.054s behind for Hitech GP, and 0.041s clear of session three pace setter and teammate Reece Ushijima.

Branden Oxley was less than a tenth further back for Chris Dittmann Racing, two hundredths of a second faster than Elite Motorsport's Javier Sagrera who completed the top-10.

Frederick Lubin (Arden) and Bryce Aron (Carlin) in 11th and 12th were within a second of Faria's outright pace.

On the combined times for the day, the top six all set their best times in the final session, while the top-15 drivers were covered by just over a second. Full times for the day are shown below.

The GB3 field returns to testing action tomorrow with two more sessions, with the first due to commence at 09.45.

GB3 Championship, in association with the BRDC, Oulton Park, Thursday test session four result:
1. Roberto Faria, Fortec Motorsports, 1m32.259s
2. Luke Browning, Fortec Motorsports, +0.083s
3. Ayrton Simmons, Chris Dittmann Racing, +0.112s
4. Tom Lebbon, Elite Motorsport, +0.262s
5. Zak O'Sullivan, Carlin, +0.424s
6. Christian Mansell, Carlin, +0.652s
7. Bart Horsten, Hitech GP, +0.706s
8. Reece Ushijima, Hitech GP, +0.747s
9. Branden Oxley, Chris Dittmann Racing, +0.828s
10. Javier Sagrera, Elite Motorsport, +0.849s
11. Frederick Lubin, Arden Motorsport, +0.896s
12. Bryce Aron, Carlin, +0.963s
13. Roman Bilinski, Arden Motorsport, +1.029s
14. Sebastian Alvarez, Hitech GP, +1.055s
15. Jonathan Browne, Hillspeed, +1.083s
16. Mikkel Grundtvig, Fortec Motorsports, +1.128s
17. Marcos Flack, Douglas Motorsport, +1.301s
18. Zak Taylor, Chris Dittmann Racing, +1.342s
19. Reema Juffali, Douglas Motorsport, +2.876s

GB3 Championship, in association with the BRDC, Oulton Park, Thursday combined testing result:
1. Roberto Faria, Fortec Motorsports, 1m32.259s (session four)
2. Luke Browning, Fortec Motorsports, +0.083s (session four)
3. Ayrton Simmons, Chris Dittmann Racing, +0.112s (session four)
4. Tom Lebbon, Elite Motorsport, +0.262s (session four)
5. Zak O'Sullivan, Carlin, +0.424s (session four)
6. Christian Mansell, Carlin, +0.652s (session four)
7. Reece Ushijima, Hitech GP, +0.680s (session two)
8. Bart Horsten, Hitech GP, +0.706s (session four)
9. Javier Sagrera, Elite Motorsport, +0.828s (session two)
10. Branden Oxley, Chris Dittmann Racing, +0.828s (session four)
11. Frederick Lubin, Arden Motorsport, +0.865s (session two)
12. Bryce Aron, Carlin, +0.963s (session four)
13. Sebastian Alvarez, Hitech GP, +0.985s (session two)
14. Roman Bilinski, Arden Motorsport, +1.029s (session four)
15. Jonathan Browne, Hillspeed, +1.083s (session four)
16. Mikkel Grundtvig, Fortec Motorsports, +1.128s (session four)
17. Marcos Flack, Douglas Motorsport, +1.301s (session four)
18. Zak Taylor, Chris Dittmann Racing, +1.342s (session four)
19. Reema Juffali, Douglas Motorsport, +1.545s (session one)