Will Palmer Wins Wet Race 3 at Snetterton


Will Palmer dominated the final race at Snetterton to claim victory and extend his championship lead, having now collected 260 points. He made the best getaway and held off the advances of team mate, Harri Newey

It was raining at the start of the race with Harri Newey on pole-position. The young British driver decided to play it safe on wet tyre like the rest of the field, being joined on the front row by Omar Ismail.

At the start, third placed Palmer made the best start taking the lead. Most of the cars made it through the start of the lap with Palmer leading from Ismail and Newey.

However; a good qualifying was not useful for Jordan Albert who spun at Nelson, with Chris Mealin also falling to the back of the grid. On the second lap, it was Ismail who was affected the most, falling to fifth after an off at Murrays meaning he crawled across the grass cutting the final corner.

This meant Palmer,who lead from Newey, now had a six second gap to Tom Jackson in third and Ciaran Haggerty in fourth. Meanwhile Michael O’Brien fell to the back after a mistake from sixth.

By lap three, Newey started to catch Palmer, closing the gap to under a second. While a fight for the final podium place was ensuing between Jackson and Haggerty, with Ciaran managing to take third through Riches.

By the half way point, Palmer started to bridge the gap slightly to his HHC Motorsport team mate behind. With the field settling the positions down. A mistake for Sisa Ngebulana ruined his fifth place chances, dropping to eighth as Palmer continued to set fastest laps.

With 2 laps to go, Palmer had extended his lead to 4 seconds over Newey, with Haggerty a further fourteen seconds back in third. Meanwhile in sixth, Jack Lang held off after pressure from Rodrigo Fonseca and Ngebulana.

This allowed fastest lap setter, Palmer to comfortably win over Newey and Haggerty, who gained 11 places. Jackson fell back in the late stages but Ismail was unable to to catch him for fourth.

The result means that Palmer will extend his lead in the championship by 25 points over Fonseca.