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Grundtvig wins GB3 race three at Oulton as Browning retires

by Steve Whitfield

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Fortec Motorsports’ Mikkel Grundtvig took his third reversed-grid GB3 victory after triumphing from pole in race three at Oulton Park.

A great start enabled to Grundtvig to lead into Old Hall corner ahead of Tommy Smith. Despite early pressure from the Douglas Motorsport driver, the Dane eventually pulled clear to win by 5.841 seconds. 

Smith scored his first GB3 podium with second, as did Arden’s David Morales, who came home 0.367s behind him. 

Nick Gilkes was fourth for Hillspeed after resisting late pressure from Chris Dittmann Racing’s Branden Lee Oxley. 

Zak Taylor was sixth for Fortec, having been passed by Oxley into Lodge corner halfway through the race.

Cian Shields’s first weekend in car racing concluded with a seventh place, the Hitech GP driver finishing ahead of Max Esterson (Douglas) and Javier Sagrera (Carlin). 

Contact at Hislops chicane with Sagrera dropped CDR’s Mckenzy Cresswell out of 10th, with single-seater rookie John Bennett profiting to take his third top 10 finish of the weekend for Elite Motorsport and rise up to fourth in the standings.

Race one and two winner Luke Browning started 19th and was involved in contact at Dunlops early on with Tom Lebbon which put him out with front-left suspension damage, while the Elite driver was able to continue and finish 16th. That was just behind Carlin’s Roberto Faria, who only rose three places from 17th on the grid and sits second in the standings – 10 points behind Browning – after round one.

Race results (14 laps)

Pos Driver Team Time
1 Mikkel Grundtvig Fortec Motorsports 21m19.131s
2 Tommy Smith Douglas Motorsport +5.841s
3 David Morales Arden +6.208s
4 Nick Gilkes Hillspeed +7.743s
5 Branden Lee Oxley Chris Dittmann Racing +8.490s
6 Zak Taylor Arden +11.796s
7 Cian Shields Hitech GP +12.974s
8 Max Esterson Douglas Motorsport +14.221s
9 Javier Sagrera Carlin +14.429s
10 John Bennett Elite Motorsport +16.817s
11 McKenzy Cresswell Chris Dittmann Racing +17.276s
12 James Hedley Elite Motorsport +17.611s
13 Callum Voisin Carlin +17.990s
14 Roberto Faria Carlin +18.188s
15 Joel Granfors Fortec Motorsports +18.647s
16 Tom Lebbon Elite Motorsport +19.091s
17 Matthew Rees JHR Developments +19.652s
18 Bryce Aron Hitech GP +20.052s
19 Alex Connor Arden +20.427s
20 Marcos Flack Douglas Motorsport +26.085s
Ret Luke Browning Hitech GP
Fastest lap: Morales, 1m30.419s

Championship standings
Browning 70   2 Faria 60   3 Rees 45   4 Bennett 44   5 Granfors 42   6 Cresswell 41   7 Taylor 34   8 Morales 31   9 Grundtvig 25   10 Smith 25