Ukyo Sasahara ended the Asian Formula 3 season with victory at Buriram, as Jack Doohan took a redemptive second place.
Doohan missed out on the title to Joey Alders after suffering punctures in both of the weekend?s earlier races, and after passing Absolute Racing’s Jamie Chadwick on the opening lap he took a comfortable runner-up spot behind poleman Sasahara.
James Yu ran fourth in the early stages but lost out in a multi-car battle to Nikita Mazepin and Mikhael Belov, and a late spin dropped Yu further down the order.
Mazepin finished in fourth, but was given a five second time penalty for driving standards which dropped the Hitech GP driver to eighth.
Belov was promoted to fourth as a result of Mazepin?s penalty, ahead of BlackArts Racing team-mate Yu Kanamaru and Absolute?s Tommy Smith.
New champion Joey Alders finished in seventh, while Thomas Luedi sealed the Masters class title after beating rival Paul Wong.
Race results (15 laps)
|1||Ukyo Sasahara||Hitech GP||23m17.444s|
|2||Jack Doohan||Pinnacle Motorsport||+3.426s|
|3||Jamie Chadwick||Absolute Racing||+4.872s|
|4||Mikhael Belov||BlackArts Racing||+10.197s|
|5||Yu Kanamaru||BlackArts Racing||+10.836s|
|6||Tommy Smith||Absolute Racing||+12.291s|
|7||Joey Alders||BlackArts Racing||+12.767s|
|8||Nikita Mazepin||Hitech GP||+14.352s|
|9||James Yu||Zen Motorsport||+33.351s|
|10||Pietro Fittipaldi||Pinnacle Motorsport||+37.432s|
|11||Thomas Leudi||BlackArts Racing||+1m02.863s|
|12||Paul Wong||Zen Motorsport||+1m08.127s|
|13||Alessio Deledda||Hitech GP||+1 lap|
|DNS||Leonard Hoogenboom||Absolute Racing|
|DNS||Dominic Ang||Absolute Racing|
|DNS||Alister Yoong||Zen Motorsport|
|Fastest lap: Sasahara, 1m32.403s