TOP FIVE FOR RETERA & DOUBLE WINS FOR GONZALEZ Rounds three and four of the British F3 International Series got underway in typically British weather conditions today. Rain showers throughout the day provided two action-packed, wet...
TOP FIVE FOR RETERA & DOUBLE WINS FOR GONZALEZ
Rounds three and four of the British F3 International Series got underway in typically British weather conditions today. Rain showers throughout the day provided two action-packed, wet races.
In race one, both Rodolfo Gonzalez and Dennis Retera got clean starts, with Rodolfo making up an incredible six places on the opening lap. Although he was held up by James Jakes who was struggling for power, Rodolfo took the class win and fastest race lap. Dennis finished the race just outside the top 10 in 11th position.
This afternoon's race started on a wet track again and produced quite different experiences for the two T-Sport drivers. Dennis had another clean start and drove a smooth race, keeping the car on the track when many others failed to do so. His reward was fifth place, his best F3 result so far, and he was delighted to take the eight championship points.
Rodolfo had a difficult race, especially after being hit by Jonathan Kennard at the start which left him with bent steering! The final straw was being hit again by Cristiano Morgado on the last lap but he held it all together and took his second National Class victory of the day.
Russell Eacott (T-Sport Team Principal): "We've had a pretty busy day today. I was pleased to see Dennis take fifth in race two. He did a good job to keep the car on the road when many more experienced drivers didn't. It's good to see him get off the starting blocks and into the points as this will provide a welcome boost to his confidence. Rodolfo had a pretty tough race this afternoon but he kept his head and the fact he has taken two more class wins is a fantastic result!"
The T-Sport team was pleased to note that, due to the wet weather at Donington, nobody got close to the F3 lap record set by T-Sport driver, Ryan Lewis, last year. The team will be back on track in two weeks' time for the Pau rounds of the Series.