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GB3: Lebbon winds second race at Brands Hatch

Saturday, September 10 2022

Tom Lebbon converted pole position into victory in race two at Brands Hatch this morning, his third win of the year.

He finished just under a second clear of Hitech GP's championship challenger Luke Browning, who pulled off some punchy moves on the first lap to climb to second, while race one winner Matthew Rees was third after challenging for the lead on lap one. Browning applied big pressure in the final stages, but Lebbon kept his cool to lead every lap.

Granfors was firmly in the lap one mix too, but had to settle for fourth, and surrendered the championship lead to Browning as a result, with the British driver now 2.5 points clear at the top of the standings.

Arden's Alex Connor claimed fifth place ahead of Elite's John Bennett, who made a great start and looked set to challenge the podium runners in the first moments of the race.

Browning's teammate Bryce Aron was seventh ahead of Carlin duo Javier Sagrera and Roberto Faria, with Arden's Nico Christodoulou completing the top-10.

At the start, Lebbon led the field away, but was challenged by Rees at Druids. Behind, the battle between the championship leaders was intense as Granfors and Browning went wheel to wheel through Druids, giving Browning the inside line for Graham Hill Bend and third place.  

As they battled, they caught Rees, going three wide at Surtees and giving Browning second place down Pilgrims Drop, with Granfors follwoing through. Rees fought back at Sheene though, and crucially for the championship race, demoted Granfors two places behind Browning.

Lebbon built a decent lead at the end of the first lap, but the rest of the race was about whether Browning could get close enough to force a move, at one point being just six tenths of a second behind, but opted to play it safe and take a marginal championship lead with just four races remaining. 

The final GB3 race of the weekend is due to commence at 15.45. 

GB3 Championship, partnered by the BRDC, Brands Hatch race two result:
1.    Tom Lebbon, Elite Motorsport, 14 Laps
2.    Luke Browning, Hitech GP, +0.700
3.    Alex Rees, JHR Developments, +1.252
4.    Joel Granfors, Fortec Motorsport, +6.955
5.    Alex Connor, Arden Motorsport, +7.628
6.    John Bennett, Elite Motorsport, +8.076
7.    Bryce Aron, Hitech GP, +8.721
8.    Javier Sagrera, Carlin, +9.296
9.    Roberto Faria, Carlin, +12.362
10.    Nico Christodoulou, Arden Motorsport, +14.000
11.    Tommy Smith, Douglas Motorsport, +15.901
12.    McKenzy Cresswell, Chris Dittmann Racing, +16.267
13.    Callum Voisin, Carlin, +16.656
14.    David Morales, Arden Motorsport, +23.361
15.    Zak Taylor, Chris Dittmann Racing, +24.051
16.    James Hedley, JHR Developments, +24.271
17.    Nick Gilkes, Hillspeed, +25.929
18.    Max Esterson, Douglas Motorsport, +26.449
19.    Cian Shields, Hitech GP, +28.195
20.    Marcos Flack, Douglas Motorsport, +29.074 
21.    Mikkel Grundtvig, Fortec Motorsport, +30.003
22.    Branden Oxley, Arden Motorsport, +30.723