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Johnathan Hoggard grabs fifth British F3 win at Brands Hatch

by Tim Lumb

Photo: Jakob Ebery Photography

Fortec Motorsports’ Johnathan Hoggard grabbed his fifth win of the BRDC British Formula 3 season with a lights-to-flag performance in the opening race at Brands Hatch.

Hoggard got off the line from pole well and was leading Douglas Motorsport’s Kiern Jewiss by just over a second by the end of the first lap.

The gap between the front two increased over the next few laps and stayed between two to three seconds for the majority of the race, until Jewiss started to close in during the final five laps of the race.

He reduced Hoggard’s lead to a second by the final lap, but could not challenge his fellow British Formula 4 graduate for victory.

British F3 championship leader Clement Novalak came home third to complete the podium, 1.471s ahead of Hillspeed’s Sasakorn Chaimongkol.

Novalak’s Carlin team-mate Kaylen Frederick rounded off the top five at the chequered flag, with no changes for position being made in the top five throughout the race.

Hoggard’s team-mate Manuel Maldonado was able to get by Douglas Motorsport’s Ulysse de Pauw during the race to take sixth place, with De Pauw settling for seventh.

The qualifying order of Neil Verhagen (Double R Racing), Lucas Petersson (Carlin), Benjamin Pedersen (Douglas Motorsport) and Arton Simmons (Chris Dittmann Racing) stayed the same behind them.

Hampus Ericsson was the biggest riser as the Double R Racing driver – who started from the back of the field after a crash during qualifying – rose up to 12th by the end of lap 14.

Kris Wright (Fortec Motorsports) and Pavan Ravishankar (Double R Racing) will make up the front row of the reversed grid for race two on Sunday morning.

 

Race results (14 laps)

Pos Driver Team Time
1 Johnathan Hoggard Fortec Motorsports 19m10.983s
2 Kiern Jewiss Douglas Motorsport +0.626s
3 Clement Novalak Carlin +1.443s
4 Sasakorn Chaimongkol Hillspeed +2.914s
5 Kaylen Frederick Carlin +3.900s
6 Manuel Maldonado Fortec Motorsports +5.497s
7 Ulysse de Pauw Douglas Motorsport +8.769s
8 Neil Verhagen Double R Racing +10.008s
9 Lucas Petersson Carlin +10.694s
10 Benjamin Pedersen Douglas Motorsport +12.234s
11 Ayrton Simmons Chris Dittmann Racing +12.665s
12 Hampus Ericsson Double R Racing +15.288s
13 Josh Mason Lanan Racing +21.837s
14 Nazim Azman Chris Dittmann Racing +26.111s
15 Pavan Ravishankar Double R Racing +28.096s
16 Kris Wright Fortec Motorsports +28.794s
Fastest lap: Hoggard, 1m21.259s

Championship Standings
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?Novalak 373? ?2 Hoggard 329? ?3 Simmons 287? ?4?Jewiss 243? ?5?Maldonado 240? ?6?Verhagen 226? ?7?Frederick 217? ?8?De Pauw 214? ?9?Ericsson 203? ?10?Chaimongkol 182