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Johnathan Hoggard ends BRDC British F3 season with seventh win

by Craig Woollard

Photo: Jakob Ebery Photography

Johnathan Hoggard won the final BRDC British Formula 3 race of the season at Donington Park, securing second in the standings.

Hoggard and Jewiss were comfortably the fastest two drivers throughout the majority of the 12-lap race, and Fortec Motorsports’ Hoggard was able to resist pressure from Douglas Motorsport driver Jewiss throughout.

Jewiss?s strongest opportunity to get past came on the third lap but he locked up going into the last corner. He kept within a second throughout the contest but came short by 0.719s at the end after locking up again a few laps later.

Although he missed out on the title, Hoggard did win the Sunoco Whelen Challenge, earning himself a prototype drive in the 2020 Daytona 24 Hours.

Double R Racing?s Neil Verhagen took his second podium of the day in third, working his way past Manuel Maldonado (Fortec) and Ulysse De Pauw (Douglas).

De Pauw?s race came to a conclusion early, pulling off with a mechanical issue. He battled hard with Chris Dittmann Racing?s Ayrton Simmons, who came off worse in the opening corner tussle.

Simmons recovered to eighth from the back of the field, passing Swedish duo Hampus Ericsson and Lucas Petersson in the middle of the race.

New champion Clement Novalak started ninth and worked his way up to sixth, behind Hillspeed’s Sasakorn Chaimongkol and his own Carlin team-mate Kaylen Frederick.

 

Race results (12 laps)
Pos Name Team Time
1 Johnathan Hoggard Fortec Motorsports 17m14.750s
2 Kiern Jewiss Douglas Motorsport +0.719s
3 Neil Verhagen Double R Racing +5.725s
4 Manuel Maldonado Fortec Motorsports +8.166s
5 Sasakorn Chaimongkol Hillspeed +8.388s
6 Clement Novalak Carlin +8.725s
7 Kaylen Frederick Carlin +10.203s
8 Ayrton Simmons Chris Dittmann Racing +10.626s
9 Hampus Ericsson Double R Racing +11.442s
10 Lucas Petersson Carlin +11.809s
11 Nazim Azman Chris Dittmann Racing +12.881s
12 Pavan Ravishankar Double R Racing +18.303s
13 Joshua Mason Lanan Racing +22.315s
14 Kris Wright Fortec Motorsports +25.211s
Ret Uysse De Pauw Douglas Motorsport
Fastest lap: Jewiss, 1m25.479s

Championship standings
1 Novalak 505? ?2 Hoggard 482? ?3 Simmons 449? ?4 Jewiss 438? ?5 Verhagen 355? ?6 Maldonado 348? ?7 De Pauw 329? ?8 Chaimongkol 312? ?9 Frederick 303? ?10 Ericsson 283