Croft R2 Victory for Smith

Race two of the MSA Formula event at Croft this weekend went Josh Smith‘s way, with Colton Herta and Louise Richardson following the Fortec driver to his debut MSA Formula win.

In a relatively uneventful race, Josh Smith started from pole position and led into the first corner ahead of Herta and Richardson.

Despite a determined attack from Herta early in the race, including a fastest lap of 1:22.218, Smith was able to stay out front for the 14 lap race, and eventually finish 4 seconds clear.

Behind Josh Smith were Colton Herta and Louise Richardson, with the top three less than five seconds apart. Next to cross the finish line were Sennan Fielding, Matheus Leist and Tarun Reddy. Race one winner Daniel Ticktum came 7th, with Lando Norris, the top driver in qualifying, back in 13th.

“I had no clue whatsoever before this weekend that I’d get my first win,” commented Smith. “I knew I had good pace but I never thought this was on the cards. I can’t thank the team enough.

“Once I knew I’d be starting from pole I felt pretty confident because I knew I had the pace and consistency. All I had to do was to get if off the line.”