Fortec Motorsports’ Joel Granfors scored his second GB3 victory in the opening contest at Silverstone to close within 6.5 points of championship leader Luke Browning.
Granfors came out on top in battle with polesitter Callum Voisin into Maggotts to snatch the lead, with Voisin also losing out to Carlin team-mate Javier Sagrera on the opening lap.
Voisin spent several laps stuck behind Sagrera, as Granfors built almost a three-second lead.
On lap six of 10, Voisin made a move stick into Brooklands before closing the deficit to Granfors to 1.1s by the finish.
Carlin’s Roberto Faria passed Elite Motorsport’s John Bennett for fourth into Brooklands at the halfway stage, and then closed in on Sagrera.
Faria moved around the outside of his team-mate at Luffield in the closing stages before taking third at Copse. But his podium finish may be in doubt having ran off track while completing the move.
Bennett came home fifth, with Elite’s Tom Lebbon and Arden’s Nico Christodoulou following close behind.
Matthew Rees was eighth for JHR Developments ahead of Douglas Motorsport’s Max Esterson, who held off a late charge from Hitech GP’s Browning to finish ninth.
Having been excluded from qualifying for a technical infringement, Browning stormed from the back of the field to 11th on the opening lap, and gained a further place by passing Chris Dittmann Racing’s McKenzy Cresswell.
Race result (10 laps)
|1||Joel Granfors||Fortec Motorsports||19m05.651s|
|5||John Bennett||Elite Motorsport||+7.982s|
|6||Tom Lebbon||Elite Motorsport||+8.323s|
|8||Matthew Rees||JHR Developments||+9.082s|
|9||Max Esterson||Douglas Motorsport||+9.875s|
|10||Luke Browning||Hitech GP||+10.223s|
|11||McKenzy Cresswell||Chris Dittmann Racing||+10.882s|
|12||Branden Lee Oxley||Chris Dittmann Racing||+13.344s|
|15||James Hedley||JHR Developments||+16.660s|
|16||Bryce Aron||Hitech GP||+17.039s|
|17||Cian Shields||Hitech GP||+18.794s|
|20||Mikkel Grundtvig||Fortec Motorsports||+24.007s|
|21||Tommy Smith||Douglas Motorsport||+24.744s|
|22||Marcos Flack||Douglas Motorsport||+25.647s|
|23||Ayrton Ori||Chris Dittmann Racing||+28.456s|
|Fastest lap: Voisin, 1m53.635s