Collard Covers Himself in Glory After Second Win at Snetterton

Ricky Collard took his fifth win of the season as he once again beat Matheus Leist. Collard lead from lights to flag at the final race from Snetterton. The result means he leaves the weekend with a small cushion to his rivals in the BRDC British F3 championship.

From third, Ben Hingeley made a lightning start, but was unable to get past either Collard or Leist on the front row. Behind them, Enaam Ahmed was quickly up to fourth after both Douglas Motorsport drivers gained places.

Collard initially opened up a lead, but Leist was unwilling to let his rival get away, closing back up. Leist and Collard traded fastest laps as Hingeley continued to keep up with the front runners.

There was a small gap back to Ahmed in fourth, who continued to drop further back. In turn this allowed Harrison Scott and Thomas Randle to close up. As for race two winner Nikita Mazepin he made it past Tarun Reddy, racing down in eighth.

Sadly for Leist, his efforts proved to be in vein as the Brazilian dropped a number of seconds back. Collard continued to set fastest laps, becoming the first driver to set a lap below 1min 45 seconds.

As the race settled in, Hingeley continued to drop further and further away from the leading two. By now, Ahmed was pressuring him as Scott dealt with the advancing Randle and Toby Sowery.

Unchallenged in the latter stages, Collard took his sixth win of the season from Leist and Hingeley. It was Hingeley’s first podium of the year and lifts him in the points standings. Ahmed held on to fourth with Scott and Randle behind.

Sowery, along with Randle know that the championship will now be a long shot. Toby himself came home in seventh after another mediocre affair in front of Mazepin. Reddy and Quinlan Lall rounded out the top ten after an up and down weekend for the American.