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HITECH LEADS THE WAY AT SNETTERTON Asmer quickest ever F3 lap at Norfolk track Championship leading Hitech Racing underlined its domination of the 2007 Lloyds TSB Insurance British Formula 3 International Series by topping the times in the ...

HITECH LEADS THE WAY AT SNETTERTON
Asmer quickest ever F3 lap at Norfolk track

Championship leading Hitech Racing underlined its domination of the 2007 Lloyds TSB Insurance British Formula 3 International Series by topping the times in the two-day test at Snetterton this week, posting the quickest ever F3 lap at the Norfolk track.

Estonian Asmer, who currently leads the 22-round series by 34 points after winning three of the opening four rounds, posted the quickest time of the two days in yesterday morning's three-hour session, which could not be improved upon in the afternoon. His time of 1:00.643 saw the 22 year-old lap the 1.9 mile track at an average speed of 115.86mph and fired a warning shot to his rivals ahead of the Snetterton round next month.

His team-mate Austrian Walter Grubmuller lost two hours in the afternoon with a clutch bearing problem but the 18 year-old F3 rookie recovered well to post the ninth quickest time overall. The teenager, in his first season in the series, has improved at every outing leaving team principal David Hayle delighted with the performance of his young charge.

David Hayle: "

Marko Asmer: #7 "Everything was OK, there was a bit of traffic on quick runs in the afternoon particularly but I'm happy with the set-up and it was good to be on the pace especially after missing the last test here. It's given us a good set-up ready for the race, which I'm looking forward to."

Walter Grubmuller: #6 "It was a really good test especially today (Thursday). I had a bit of a clutch problem in the afternoon though which meant I only got two good runs so to end up in the top ten again was fine. I feel I'm improving all the time and looking forward to a good result when we race here."

Fastest combined times from Snetterton
1. Marko Asmer 1:00.643
2. Maro Engel 1:00.714
3. Alberto Valerio 1:00.875
4. Sam Bird 1:00.889
5. Sebastian Hohenthal 1:00.971
6. Stephen Jelley 1:01.096
9. Walter Grubmuller 1:01.283

-credit: hr

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Series BF3
Drivers Marko Asmer , Walter Grubmuller , Sam Bird , Maro Engel , Alberto Valerio , Sebastian Hohenthal , David Hayle , Stephen Jelley