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It's a sixth British F3 win for Enaam Ahmed at Snetterton

Sunday, May 28 2017

Enaam Ahmed won his sixth race of the BRDC British F3 season in the final race of the weekend at Snetterton today (Sunday), whilst Toby Sowery leapt up the title standings to fourth place with his second podium of the weekend, finishing ahead of front-row starter James Pull.

Ahmed got away well to lead from pole position as the lights went out, but behind, Sowery got off to a flyer, and challenged Pull into Riches, successfully taking the place in a repeat of his race one performance. This time, however, he stayed ahead of the Carlin car and chased after Ahmed, making good progress in the early laps.

Once his tyres to come up to temperature, Ahmed maintained a safe gap to Sowery and with Pull keeping the Lanan driver in check, the top three began to pull away from the rest of the field. Behind, the Douglas cars of race two winner Jordan Cane and Callan O'Keeffe raced in tandem and chased by Cameron Das, who O'Keeffe demoted in the early laps.

Das was unable to get on terms with the Douglas pair, but ran ahead of Fortec's Ben Hingeley. Behind, Nicolai Kjaergaard lost ground defending from an intense midfield pack that included Omar Ismail, Aaron Di Comberti, Manuel Maldonado, Jamie Chadwick and Chase Owen. Guilherme Samaia had headed this group, but retired from the race on lap six.

Ahmed managed to stretch his lead over Sowery to just over two seconds at the chequered flag, winning his sixth race of the season and establishing a commanding 44-point lead over team-mate Das. Pull finished a second behind Sowery, completing the podium.

Celebrating on the podium, Ahmed said: "It has been a really good weekend; I knew it was one of my strongest tracks, because the guys call me a Snetterton specialist. Toby was genuinely quick at the very beginning, it took me a while to get my left side new tyres in, but once I did I was able to eke out the gap.

"This is a strong track of mine, and I know others are better at other tracks, so we going to have to keep working. Toby's really good around Silverstone and Spa, he was much quicker than us in testing, so he'll give a good race there."

BRDC British F3 Championship Race Three
1. Enaam Ahmed, Carlin, 10 Laps
2. Toby Sowery, Lanan Racing, +2.103s
3. James Pull, Carlin, +3.092s
4. Jordan Cane, Douglas Motorsport, +6.374s
5. Callan O'Keeffe, Douglas Motorsport, +6.999s
6. Cameron Das, Carlin, +8.224s
7. Ben Hingeley, Fortec Motorsports, +12.003s
8. Nicolai Kjaergaard, Fortec Motorsports, +20.333s
9. Omar Ismail, Chris Dittmann Racing, +21.027s
10. Aaron Di Comberti, Lanan Racing, +21.447s

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