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Ticktum claims dominant race two Autumn Trophy victory

Saturday, October 29 2016

Dan Ticktum took the spoils in race two of the Duo BRDC British Formula 3 Autumn Trophy at Snetterton, leading from lights-to-flag to secure a dominant win. Enaam Ahmed jumped Joey Mawson off the line and the race one winner took second place, with Mawson claiming the final podium position in third.

After setting the fastest lap in race one, it was Double R Racing's Ticktum who started from pole position and he improved on his getaway from the first encounter to lead into Riches. Fellow front-row starter Mawson was less fortunate though, with the German Formula 4 Champion losing a position to Carlin's Ahmed.

Further back, Fortec Motorsports' Ben Hingeley, lining up fifth, was adjudged to have jumped the start and was awarded a 10-second time penalty. James Pull meanwhile was a man on the move and he found himself in seventh on track, having started ninth, but sixth overall once Hingeley's penalty was applied.

The race settled down into an order and at the halfway point, Ticktum had opened up a big lead of over four seconds as he continued to push up front. He was helped by Ahmed having to look behind him, with Mawson filling his mirrors. The Australian closed to within less than half-a-second of Ahmed but struggled to find an opportunity to pass.

A good battle developed between Pull and Callan O'Keefe for sixth, with the Fortec car swarming all over the back of the Brit's Carlin machine. Eventually the pressure told, and O'Keeffe pulled alongside Pull down the Bentley Straight and pulled off a brave move around the outside of his rival into Brundle to claim the position.

Up front, Ticktum was in control and he saw out the final few laps without incident to take the chequered flag ahead of Ahmed and Mawson, with Kiwi youngster Marcus Armstrong taking a strong fourth after closing up on the battle for the final two podium places.

Heading into tomorrow's Duo BRDC British Formula 3 Autumn Trophy finale, Ahmed leads the overall standings on 64 points, with Ticktum five points behind in second, with Mawson just one point further adrift in third.

Duo BRDC British Formula 3 Autumn Trophy - Snetterton - Race Two

1. Dan Ticktum, Double R Racing, 12 Laps
2. Enaam Ahmed, Carlin, +3.868s
3. Joey Mawson, Douglas Motorsport, +4.575s
4. Marcus Armstrong, Double R Racing, +5.449s
5. Tarun Reddy, Double R Racing, +14.805s
6. Callan O'Keeffe, Fortec Motorsports, +17.380s
7. James Pull, Carlin, +20.221s
8. Ben Hingeley, Fortec Motorsports, +22.168s
9. Jamie Caroline, Douglas Motorsport, +22.546s
10. Cameron Das, Carlin, +23.577s
11. Abdullah Al Rawahi, Hillspeed with Cliff Dempsey Racing, +28.539s
DNF. Sasakorn Chaimongkol, Hillspeed with Cliff Dempsey Racing, 11 Laps