Thomas Randle quickest in Snetterton testing

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A damp track faced the drivers of the revived BRDC British Formula 3 Championship, but that did not faze any of the drivers – especially Thomas Randle who was quickest in both the morning and afternoon sessions at Snetterton on Friday.

Following initial forays by a number of the driver, lap times swiftly began to drop and it was Douglas Motorsport‘s Enaam Ahmed that was leading the way after 90 minutes. Lanan Racing‘s Toby Sowery soon knocked him off of the top spot.

The order changed once again with first Matheus Leist and then Lando Norris. As the track continued to rubber in, times began to get faster with last year’s Australian Formula 4 runner-up Thomas Randle posting a 1m43.092s to jump to the top of the pack.

As the clock ticked down, a number of drivers improved but Carlin‘s Norris could only get to within 0.392s of Randle’s time.

Behind Randle and Norris came: Leist, Ahmed, Sowery, Tarun Reddy, Ameya Vaidyanathan, Ricky Collard, Akhil Rabindra and Aleksanteri Huovinen.

As track action result followed the lunch break, it was Leist who went quickest with a 1m43.888s as he led Norris, Collard, Sowery and Sisa Ngebulana.

Randle soon returned to the top of the timing screens, with a 1m43.391. However, Norris fought back and lapped the Norfolk track a tenth quicker than the Australian to lead the way.

The battle raged on but it was ultimately Randle who came out on top with a time of 1m43.223s to move ahead of Norris and secure the fastest time of the day.

Behind Randle and Norris, the top ten was rounded off by Collard, Leist, Ben Hingeley, Al Faisal Al Zubair, Reddy, Ahmed, Sowery and Ngebulana.

Morning Session

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Afternoon Session

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