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Fielding wins rain-hit second MSA Formula race at Brands Hatch

by Peter Allen

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Sennan Fielding claimed victory in an eventful second race of the MSA Formula season at Brands Hatch that was halted part-way through due to rain.

It was?Zane Goddard and?Alex Quinn who started on the front row of the reverse-grid, but they were overhauled off the start by second-row men?Rafa Martins and?Jamie Caroline.

A bid for the lead from Caroline saw him run wide at Druids and fall to fifth, with Fielding rising to second as the safety car appeared after?Frank Bird spun.

Light rain became heavier during the safety car period and the restart didn’t last long before?a red flag, which allowed teams to fit wet tyres.

Fielding initially fell to fourth at the restart behind Caroline and?James Pull,?who then worked their past Martins into first and second. Fielding was on a charge though and went three-wide with Caroline and Pull into Paddock Hill Bend, passing both and taking a decisive?lead with three laps to go.

Ginetta Junior champion Caroline took second on his first day racing single-seaters, with Pull completing the podium.

Goddard beat Martins into fourth, while?Max Fewtrell was sixth in front of Quinn,?Billy Monger,?Luis Leeds?and Nicolai Kjaergaard.

Race one winner?Petru?Florescu?was a non-finisher after an off.