Ahmed Rounds out Snetterton Weekend with Sixth Win


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It was another spectacular weekend from Enaam Ahmed, who rounded out his BRDC British F3 Championship campaign from Snetterton, with a sixth win. The Carlin driver now leads by 44 points over the competition.

Ahmed started on pole and was quickly away from the pack as Toby Sowery jumped James Pull at the start to run second at the end of the opening lap. Ahmed was quick to find a second gap to the opposition.

It wasn’t so good for the other Carlin’s though, with Pull dropping off as Cameron Das defended from Callan O’Keeffe on the second lap, only for the South African to pass him around the outside. This allowed O’Keeffe to chase teammate Jordan Cane, once again struggling to keep up with the pace of those around him.

At the tail end of the of the top ten, Nicolai Kjaergaard found himself with the rest of the field on his back, struggling to keep up with the others.

Back at the front, Sowery was not prepared to give up on Ahmed and drew back to within a second of the championship leader as Pull remained lurking behind. The top two continued to switch fastest laps with Sowery forced to keep an eye on the continued threat behind.

Guilherme Samaia had been running seventh but was forced to park the car after technical issues at Oggies brought an abrupt end to his encounter.

With the leaders swapping personal bests, no-one could close in on each other, with Ahmed crossing the line for an incredible sixth win of the year, more victories than any one driver last season. The podium would be rounded out by Sowery and Pull.

Cane had been under pressure from teammate O’Keeffe for the majority of the encounter, but would not forfeit space as Das made it a pack of three over the line. Ben Hingeley completed a lonely race in seventh ahead of Fortec Motorsport teammate Kjaergaard, leading the queue in eighth.