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Toby Sowery wins British F3 race three at Silverstone

Sunday, June 11 2017

Toby Sowery has won his second BRDC British F3 Championship race of the weekend at Silverstone today (Sunday) with a lights-to-flag victory in race three, whilst Carlin team-mates James Pull and Enaam Ahmed completed the podium after a tense battle for the runner-up position.

When the lights went out, pole-sitter Sowery didn't hesitate to take the lead into Copse corner, and whilst fellow front-row-starter Callan O'Keeffe tried to fight for the lead into the esses, he soon came under attack from Pull, and the Carlin man quickly slotted into second place. This left the South African under attack from race two winner Ben Hingeley and as they exited the Wellington straight at the end of the opening lap, the pair battled side-by-side. Hingeley was forced wide at Brooklands, and into Luffield the pair collided, O'Keeffe out on the spot.

A delayed Hingeley rejoined behind Ahmed, Chase Owen, Jordan Cane and Cameron Das, but continued to fall down the order, his car clearly affected by the clash. Meanwhile Das passed Cane and the race began to settle as the top three pulled away from fourth-placed Owen.

Race leader Sowery continued to clear his immediate pursuers, and as Ahmed closed in on Pull, the two Carlin drivers began a race-long battle for the final podium place. In the late stages, Ahmed stalked Pull, and made a couple of attempts to pressure him, even trying to pass at Stowe corner. On the final lap he got a good exit onto the Wellington Straight, but Pull defended into Brooklands corner and held onto the second step of the podium.

Owen finished in fourth position, fending off Das for the place, the pair a second ahead of Cane, who ended the race a couple of seconds up on Guilherme Samaia, who was given a 10-second post-race penalty for a false start, and Nicolai Kjaergaard.

Ninth overall was Jeremy Wahome, with Hingeley recovering from his earlier incident to finish in tenth place.

After accepting the winners' trophy from BRDC Sporting Director Stuart Pringle, an ecstatic Sowery said: "It's almost a perfect weekend; I couldn't have asked any more from the team, I've been really happy with how it has gone. James and Enaam kept up for the first few laps and we managed to slowly eke a gap, but it wasn't easy out there."

BRDC British F3 Race Three
1. Toby Sowery, Lanan Racing, 10 Laps
2. James Pull, Carlin, +3.935s
3. Enaam Ahmed, Carlin, +4.475s
4. Chase Owen, Hillspeed, +9.245s
5. Cameron Das, Carlin, +9.859s
6. Jordan Cane, Douglas Motorsport, +10.579s
7. Nicolai Kjaergaard, Fortec Motorsports, +12.850s
8. Guilherme Samaia, Double R Racing, +22.632s
9. Jeremy Wahome, Chris Dittmann Racing, +23.230s
10. Ben Hingeley, Fortec Motorsports, +24.643s

For more information visit www.britishf3.com