Kush Maini marches to maiden 2020 win in British F3

Kent, Aug 31 (IANS) Hitech GP’s Kush Maini secured his first win of the 2020 season after having picked up five other podiums over the last 10 races with a controlled drive in the final race of the weekend, and in the process extended his championship lead at the Brands Hatch Circuit in the UK.

Kush started from his second pole position of the championship which was achieved by the average of the two fastest laps in the preceding three races of the weekend. Kush was second in Race 1 and third in Race 3.

The Indian claimed the victory by 0.782 second over Douglas Motorsport’s Ulysse De Pauw and earned Hitech GP’s first win in BRDC British F3. He also set the fastest lap of the race. Double R Racing’s Louis Foster claimed the final spot on the podium, four seconds further back from the lead duo.

“We’ve been waiting for that first win after five podiums, but I didn’t want to rush it. I just wanted to gather points and I knew the win would come sooner or later, and finally it came so I’m really happy,” said Maini.

“For me I don’t look at the championship until the last two rounds to be honest because in this championship anything can happen like you saw.

“They’re so brilliant, Hitech gave me a faultless car. They’ve taken 9 podiums in 11 races including the win now, and the championship lead, in their debut year,” he added.

Maini’s win means he now holds a championship lead of 29 points, having entered the weekend 29 points behind then leader Kaylen Frederick.

The BRDC British F3 Championship returns to action on September 19-20 at Donington Park.

–IANS
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