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Jordan Cane wins maiden British F3 race on dream debut event

Sunday, May 28 2017

Jordan Cane won his second BRDC British F3 race at Snetterton in race two today (Sunday), heading Cameron Das and Callan O'Keeffe home in a mature performance.

Cane made the most of his pole position to lead into Riches, but as fellow front-row-starter Jamie Chadwick made a slow getaway, losing several places, Das shot through from third place to challenge for the lead. Cane and Das ran side-by-side through Riches, but it was the pole-sitter who led onto the Bentley Straight. As the field completed the opening lap, Cane headed Das, O'Keeffe, Ben Hingeley and Toby Sowery. Chadwick's start lost her five places, and she lost another to Enaam Ahmed, who used the opening part of the race to post the fastest lap of the weekend so far, taking pole position for race three.

Further back, seventh-place starter and race one pole-sitter James Pull dropped back through the field, certain that he had picked up some debris on his way to the grid. He pitted on lap three with a shredded rear tyre, so his Carlin mechanics bolted on a new one, and he set a lap good enough to start race three on the front row alongside team-mate Ahmed.

Back at the front of the action, Cane was controlling the gap to Das, even pulling away a little from his rival. Cane's mission was helped in part by Douglas team-mate O'Keeffe, who was keeping the Carlin driver honest, and ready to pounce should an opportunity present itself. Eventually the top three drivers cleared the rest of the field, leaving fourth place to be disputed by Hingeley and Sowery.

In sixth place, Ahmed ran a relatively lonely race as Chadwick defended seventh from Nicolai Kjaergaard. The top ten was completed by Chase Owen and Guilherme Samia.

Taking the chequered flag over a second clear of Das, Cane was a jubilant winner, whilst O'Keeffe completed the podium, where trophies were handed out by Le Mans and GT racing BRDC member Martin Short.

Cane said: "It's amazing. We didn't have a great day yesterday, because we knew our pace was quick in the dry, so we struggled in the wet in qualifying.

"The first five laps Cameron was really putting pressure on me, but we just managed to keep it there and I started to pull a bit of a gap. I was hoping these two [Cameron Das and Callan O'Keeffe] would fight a bit more, but I managed to get there in the end."

BRDC British F3 Championship race two result
1. Jordan Cane, Douglas Motorsport, 10 Laps
2. Cameron Das, Carlin, +1.489s
3. Callan O'Keeffe, Douglas, +2.295s
4. Ben Hingeley, Fortec, +5.587s
5. Toby Sowery, Lanan, +6.625s
6. Enaam Ahmed, Carlin, +7.819s
7. Jamie Chadwick, Double R, +13.587s
8. Nicolai Kjaergaard, Fortec, +13.992s
9. Chase Owen, Hillspeed, +20.184s
10. Guilherme Samia, Double R, +20.524s

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