Kaylen Frederick moved to the top of the BRDC British Formula 3 points with a second win at Oulton Park.
The American won the first race at the circuit before a penalty, and took a redemptive victory in race three. An average of his fastest race laps from the first three races of the season put him on pole for race four, with Kush Maini alongside him.
Frederick made a great start and immediately broke free of any challenges, while Piers Prior made a similarly strong launch to move into fourth place and challenge his Lanan Racing team-mate Bart Horsten for third.
Series returnee Maini, driving for debuting team Hitech GP, was able to keep pace with Carlin’s Frederick for much of the race, but never came close to an overtake and eventually dropped back towards the end as Frederick aimed for fastest laps.
Prior had a better job of keeping his team-mate under pressure, so much so that Horsten crashed out at Island bend midway through the race. This promoted Prior to the podium, and also lifts him to fifth in the points.
Ahead of him in the championship are the drivers who finished immediately behind him on track, with fourth and fifth placed drivers Nazim Azman (Carlin) and Kiern Jewiss (Douglas Motorsport) now in third and second in the points respectively.
There was little overtaking during the race, with Jewiss leading much of the midfield pack in a train of cars. Chris Dittmann Racing’s Josh Skelton was closest to Jewiss in that train, while his team-mate Nico Varrone had a technical problem that meant his race ended in the pits.
Race results (13 laps)
|2||Kush Maini||Hitech GP||+2.280s|
|3||Piers Prior||Lanan Racing||+11.063s|
|5||Kiern Jewiss||Douglas Motorsport||+18.454s|
|6||Josh Skelton||Chris Dittmann Racing||+18.808s|
|8||Louis Foster||Double R Racing||+21.021s|
|10||Reece Ushijima||Hitech GP||+21.741s|
|11||Ulysse De Pauw||Douglas Motorsport||+23.048s|
|13||Manaf Hijjawi||Douglas Motorsport||+27.086s|
|14||Joshua Mason||Lanan Racing||+27.204s|
|15||Benjamin Pedersen||Double R Racing||+27.309s|
|Ret||Nico Varrone||Chris Dittmann Racing|
|Ret||Bart Horsten||Lanan Racing|
|Fastest lap: Frederick, 1m30.812s