BF3

Asmer tightens grip on title, chaos at Donington

With the weather unable to make up its mind, the track at Donington was slippery and unpleasant by the late afternoon. It made no difference to Marko Asmer (Hitech Racing), the Estonian taking off into the distance the minute the lights went...

With the weather unable to make up its mind, the track at Donington was slippery and unpleasant by the late afternoon. It made no difference to Marko Asmer (Hitech Racing), the Estonian taking off into the distance the minute the lights went out, much as he had in the first F3 race of the day. Clearly he intends to leave here with as many points as he can possibly get away with, especially if he has to miss the next round because he's supposed to be racing in the Japanese F3 series as well and there's a date clash. Behind Asmer, however, chaos had broken out. Alberto Valerio (Carlin Motorsport) made a mad dive up the inside of Maro Engel (also of Carlin), and put both of them on the grass. Valerio spun out, while Engel recovered to continue in 4th, but not before two of the other Carlin boys benefited from the Brazilian's ill-considered move. Niall Breen leapfrogged into 2nd place, while Mario Moraes inherited 3rd.

At the Old Hairpin there was further mayhem, with John Martin (Alan Docking Racing) spun off across the kerbs, demolished a corner marker and lost ground. Also caught up in events was Alex Waters (Promatecme F3), who came to a grinding halt just before Starkey's Bridge, and Stephen Jelley (Raikkonen Robertson Racing), who was shoved onto the grass by an errant Hitech car in the hands of Walter Grubm

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Series BF3
Drivers Marko Asmer , Maro Engel , Alberto Valerio , Mario Moraes , Niall Breen , Alex Waters
Teams Carlin