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More Points And Podiums For Harry Tincknell

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Another weekend on the pace in the British Formula Three International Series for Harry Tincknell brought another strong points haul and rewarded the Devon driver with a second podium spot of his F3 debut year.

In the first of the weekend's races at Snetterton he held off his Fortec Motorsport teammates Will Buller and Lucas Foresti – both in the second seasons in British F3 – in order to claim eight place and take third place on the reverse grid for race two.

That second race was also an internecine battle within the Fortec stable. Tincknell was able to beat Buller – starting ahead – in turn one, then maintaining second for the remainder of the shortest race of the weekend. His performance was made more impressive by the fact he was driving on older tyres, which while allowing Foresti to escape for the win, he used to good enough effect to keep Buller at bay.

“I'm feeling much more settled in F3 now,” said Tincknell. “The last two race weekends have illustrated how comfortable I am, with a third-place finish at Oulton Park and second here at Snetterton, and I'm now looking forward to my first win.”

The only bump in an otherwise smooth weekend came on the outside of Corum in the final race of the weekend. Tincknell had climbed from ninth to sixth on the opening lap, before the field was gathered up by the safety car.

After a short spell at slow speed, Tincknell ran wide as the pack accelerated towards re-taking the green flag, dropping back down to ninth. He would finish eighth, and collect the Sunoco Driver of the Weekend award for his performance at the meeting.

The next British Formula Three is on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit on June 18-19.

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