Snetterton BF3: Collard doubles up with Race 3 win

Championship leader Ricky Collard notched his fifth British F3 win of the season at Snetterton, seeing off an early challenge from title rival Matheus Leist in race 3.

Snetterton BF3: Collard doubles up with Race 3 win
Ricky Collard, Carlin leads
Ricky Collard, Carlin
Nikita Mazepin, Carlin
Matheus Leist, Double R Racing
Ricky Collard, Carlin

At the start of the race, Leist got a better getaway from second on the grid, but polesitter Collard managed to hold off the Brazilian to stay in the lead.

Collard then built a 1.344s cushion on the opening lap of the race, only for Leist to bring it down to just 0.210s on the following lap.

The Carlin driver quickly responded, building a gap that extended well beyondteo seconds.

With Leist unable to put on a counter challenge, Collard went on to score his second victory of the weekend and extend his advantage at the top of the standings.

Meanwhile, HHC Motorsport’s Ben Hingeley fended off Thomas Randle to pick up the final spot on the podium, the duo separated by just 0.260s at the chequered flag.

Race 2 rostrum finisher Harrison Scott had to settle for fifth, ahead of Douglas Motorsport’s Thomas Randle and Lanan’s Toby Sowery.

Force India development driver Nikita Mazepin and Indian Tarun Reddy were once again indulged in a battle of their own, the Russian coming out on top again to finish eighth.

Quinlan Lall was classified tenth in the lead Chris Dittmann entry.

With three races to go and 95 points up for grabs, four drivers will head into the season finale at Donington with a mathematical chance at the title.

Collard is now 15 points clear of Leist, with 438 points to the Brazilian's 423, while Randle and Sowery remain in contention at 387 and 376 respectively.

Race 3 results:

PosDriver Team Laps  Time  Delay 
Ricky Collard Carlin 16 28'13.037  
Matheus Leist Double R Racing 16 28'14.570 1.533
Ben Hingeley HHC Motorsport 16 28'26.059 13.022
Enaam Ahmed Douglas Motorsport 16 28'26.319 13.282
Harrison Scott HHC Motorsport 16 28'26.854 13.817
Tom Randle Douglas Motorsport 16 28'27.848 14.811
Toby Sowery Lanan Racing 16 28'28.504 15.467
Nikita Mazepin Carlin 16 28'29.087 16.050
Tarun Reddy Fortec Motorsports 16 28'30.040 17.003
10  Quinlan Lall Chris Dittmann Racing 16 28'30.818 17.781
11  A.Huovinen Double R Racing 16 28'31.151 18.114
12  Thomas Maxwell Sean Walkinshaw Racing 16 28'31.780 18.743
13  Enzo Bortoleto Double R Racing 16 28'37.683 24.646
14  A.Vaidyanathan Carlin 16 28'39.295 26.258
15  Faisal Al Zubair Fortec Motorsports 16 28'40.320 27.283
16  Eugene Denyssen Sean Walkinshaw Racing 16 28'45.205 32.168
17  Akhil Rabindra Lanan Racing 16 28'58.020 44.983
18  Jeremy Wahome Chris Dittmann Racing 16 28'59.235 46.198
K.Mahadik Chris Dittmann Racing 1 2'03.035

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Series BF3
Event Snetterton II
Location Snetterton
Author Rachit Thukral