Kush Maini has additional prolonged his lead within the 2020 British Components 3 (F3) championship after clinching his second win of the yr. The Indian racer took the championship lead after securing his first win of the season at the Brands Hatch circuit, earlier this month. He has adopted that up with one other robust efficiency at Donington Park, taking dwelling two podium finishes, together with victory in Race 3.
- Maini luggage double podium end at Donington Park
- Indian racer will increase British F3 result in 54 factors
Maini beats Frederick at Donington Park
Racing for Hitech GP, Maini kicked off the Donington Park weekend with a powerful 3rd place end in Race 1. He couldn’t replicate the identical efficiency within the reverse grid Race 2 and needed to accept 10th place.
However issues fell into place for Maini within the remaining race. With the grid for Race Three decided by every driver’s second quickest lap in qualifying, he slotted into 2nd place for the race begin.
Polesitter Kaylen Frederick had a very good launch, however Maini rapidly began gaining floor. The pair went wheel-to-wheel by way of Turns 5 and 6, with Maini on the skin. He lastly made a transfer stick on the within of Flip 7 to take the race lead. From there on, the Indian was in a position to construct a reasonably wholesome hole, aided by the truth that Frederick then needed to battle Ulysse De Pauw for place.
After shifting as much as 2nd place, De Pauw was in a position to shut the hole within the remaining few laps. However Maini was by no means underneath menace and went on to win the race by 2.771 secs. Nazim Azman rounded out the rostrum after Frederick however was handed a penalty for exceeding monitor limits.
“I knew I needed to get him [Frederick] on the primary lap as a result of it is too exhausting to observe round right here. I obtained a very good begin fortunately and put him underneath stress into flip one, which tousled his run right down to the Previous Hairpin. I obtained a run on him, lunged him into the Previous Hairpin, he saved across the outdoors after which wheel to wheel to McLeans. I braked actually late and he had nowhere to go, so I obtained the transfer performed and I am actually pleased,” Maini mentioned after the race.
By what number of factors does Maini lead the 2020 British F3 championship?
Following the most recent rounds at Donington Park, Maini has now racked up 9 podium finishes in 14 races. Consequently, he has elevated his British F3 championship result in 54 factors from Frederick, with 10 races nonetheless to go.
Echoing what he mentioned at Manufacturers Hatch, Maini as soon as once more emphasised that he’s simply specializing in sustaining his present type moderately than eager about the general championship. “There’s nonetheless manner too many races left [to think about the championship] so we’re simply going to maintain up this way,” he mentioned.
The 2020 British F3 championship will resume in two weeks’ time with 4 races at Snetterton in Norfolk on October 3-4.