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Johnathan Hoggard heads British F3 free practice at Brands Hatch

by Elliot Wood

Photo: Jakob Ebery Photography

Johnathan Hoggard was fastest in BRDC British Formula 3 free practice at Brands Hatch, and came close to setting the track record for the Grand Prix layout.

The Fortec Motorsports driver’s 1m20.781s lap was just 0.081s short of the championship track record (2016-present), and was 0.051s faster than Douglas Motorsport’s Kiern Jewiss.

Three tenths of a second behind them were Chris Dittmann Racing’s Ayrton Simmons, who headed Carlin pair Clement Novalak and Kaylen Frederick, and Jewiss’s team-mate Ulysse De Pauw.

Fortec’s Manuel Maldonado, who set the pace in the pre-event test on the Indy layout and is one of few drivers with experience of the Grand Prix layout in F3, Hillspeed’s Sasakorn Chaimongkol, Double R Racing’s Neil Verhagen and Lucas Petersson (Carlin) completed the top 10 and were all within a second of Hoggard’s pace.

 

Free Practice results

Pos Driver Team Time
1 Johnathan Hoggard Fortec Motorsports 1m20.781s
2 Kiern Jewiss Douglas Motorsport +0.051s
3 Ayrton?Simmons Chris Dittmann Racing +0.303s
4 Clement Novalak Carlin +0.481s
5 Kaylen Frederick Carlin +0.530s
6 Ulysse De Pauw Douglas Motorsport +0.536s
7 Manuel Maldonado Fortec Motorsports +0.755s
8 Sasakorn Chaimongkol Hillspeed +0.850s
9 Neil Verhagen Double R Racing +0.909s
10 Lucas Petersson Carlin +0.933s
11 Hampus Ericsson Double R Racing +1.081s
12 Benjamin Pedersen Douglas Motorsport +1.110s
13 Pavan Ravishankar Double R Racing +1.358s
14 Joshua Mason Lanan Racing +1.363s
15 Nazim Azman Chris Dittmann Racing +1.566s
16 Kris Wright Fortec Motorsports +1.566s