BRDC JUNIOR MEMBERS ROUND-UP AUGUST 15-16: MAIDEN VICTORY FOR ALEXANDER SIMS
Alexander Sims took his first Formula 3 Euro Series win at the Nurburgring yesterday after leading the race from the start.
The 21-year-old began the race from the front row and took the lead immediately before finishing more than three seconds ahead of second placed driver Christian Vietoris.
Daniel Ricciardo was in dominant form in the first Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series race of the weekend as he led from the start and quickly put a gap between himself and Renger Van Der Zande who moved into second from the start.
Rising Star Max Chilton was stuck behind the lead three for the whole race and finished fourth while Henry Arundel could not get past the 18-year-old and had to settle for fifth place.
BRDC Superstar Wayne Boyd managed to hold off Riki Christodoulou with the pair locked in seventh and eighth places respectively.
Jay Bridger benefitted from fellow Rising Star Hywel Lloyd and Philip Major’s misfortunes of retirement on lap four to move up from 16th to 14th. Jay was to later gain a further place to finish the race in 13th.
In the second F3 race, Daniel Ricciardo took his second podium of the afternoon by finishing third.
Max Chilton, who had himself been in contention for a podium until his lap 11 spin, finished in seventh place just behind Riki Christodoulou while Wayne Boyd was eighth.
Rising Star Henry Arundel was in ninth place while Hywel Lloyd was 11th.
Jay Bridger recovered from his own spin at Brooklands on the first lap, which left him in 22nd and last place, to finish in 19th.
Rising Star Kieran Vernon finished in 11th place in race one of the MSA Formula Ford Championship at Silverstone on Saturday tea time.
In race two on Sunday, the 19-year-old managed to sneak a place in the closing stages of the race thanks to the retirement of front runner Chrissy Palmer to claim 14th at the chequered flag. In race three a visit to the pits fortunately did not signal the end of his race as he managed to finish 18th.
Tim Bridgman took victory in the second Porsche Carrera Cup race at Knockhill yesterday for Team Parker Racing.
The BRDC Rising Star was a front runner in race one in the early stages, but with a drying track and the 24-year-old on wet tyres, he lost places and eventually finished in seventh. Another Rising Star on track, Tom Bradshaw, was ninth for Team Parker racing.
In race two though it was all different with Bridgman pulling a great move on BRDC Superstar Director Tim Harvey on lap three and never looked like surrendering his lead from there. Tom Bradshaw finished his second race in fifth place after a battling drive in the mid-field pack.
BRDC Superstar Jonny Adam finished race one of the British Touring Car Championship at his home weekend in Knockhill in fifth place. The Fife-based driver was battling hard throughout the weekend and recorded a seventh place finish in race two. His third race finished up as a DNF after his fire extinguisher went off on his Airwaves BMW 320si forcing him to pull into the pits.
Andrew Jordan finished race one in seventh place before just sneaking into the top ten for race two at the Scottish circuit. Race three saw the 20-year-old Superstar secure his second seventh of the day.
Rising Star Sarah Moore suffered a DNF in race one of the Ginetta Junior Championship at Knockhill yesterday but certainly made up for it with a second place in race two.
The 15-year-old took advantage of some off-track excursions by Aaron Williamson and Chris Swanwick to retain her championship lead by just one point.
Sarah’s brother Nigel Moore was victorious in the GT4 class of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship race at Silverstone yesterday. The BRDC Rising Star was in eighth place overall in the Team WFR Ginetta G50.
Adam Christodoulou finished fourth in the Star Mazda race at Trois Rivieres in Quebec, Canada. The BRDC Superstar was among a tight-finishing pack with the front six all finishing within three seconds of each other. Adam is now in a strong second position the championship.
The FIA Formula 2 Championship headed back to English soil over the weekend with Donington Park playing host.
In race one Superstar Jason Moore finished 11th while Rising Star Robert Wickens was forced to retire with an engine problem.
In race two Jason’s race was ended on the first lap in a multi car incident while Robert Wickens was also a non finisher after a coming together with Alex Brundle.