Voisin wins GB3 Race 1 at Snetterton as Browning leads standings

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Credit: Craig Robertson

Callum Voisin took his second GB3 Championship win of the season at Snetterton 300 on Saturday afternoon.

Nick Gilkes was unable to take the start for Hillspeed, while James Hedley had to start from the pits after encountering an issue on the way to the grid.

Voisin started from pole, ahead of Joel Granfors, Luke Browning and Matthew Rees.

Branden Oxley was squeezed half onto the grass on the run down to Riches, with team-mate McKenzy Cresswell sending it down the inside of him at Hamilton later in the lap.

Rees slipped back a couple of places by the end of Lap 2, running wide at Nelson.

Voisin began to clear away from the three chasing cars, Browning, Granfors and Faria, who themselves had started to gap Tom Lebbon after three laps.

Faria set the fastest lap on Lap 3, as Browning closed the gap back up to Voisin to just six tenths over the next three laps.

Matthew Rees ran on at Murrays on Lap 5, pitting immediately with what looked like suspension damage.

The gap between Voisin and Browning stabilised in the latter laps, as the gap between Granfors and Faria sat at around 1.4s.

The Carlin driver held on for his second win of the season, half a second clear of Browning, who assumes the Championship lead.

Granfors completed the podium ahead of Faria, Lebbon, John Bennett, Javier Sagrera, Alex Connor, McKenzy Cresswell and Max Esterson.

GB3 Snetterton Race 1 Results:

135Callum VoisinGBRCarlin12 laps
25Luke BrowningGBRHitech GP+0.526s
350Joel GranforsSWEFortec Motorsport+0.942s
47Roberto FariaBRACarlin+2.265s
534Tom LebbonGBRElite Motorsport+8.333s
627John BennettGBRElite Motorsport+8.504s
731Javier SagreraSPACarlin+9.070s
832Alex ConnorGBRArden Motorsport+10.222s
98McKenzy CresswellGBRChris Dittmann Racing+11.669s
1042Max EstersonUSADouglas Motorsport+11.864s
114Bryce AronUSAHitech GP+16.742s
1268Branden OxleyGBRChris Dittmann Racing+17.785s
1322Nico ChristodoulouCANArden Motorsport+18.415s
146Cian ShieldsGBRHitech GP+21.733s
1511Marcos FlackAUSDouglas Motorsport+21.965s
1667James HedleyGBRElite Motorsport+30.139s
1743Mikkel GrundtvigDENFortec Motorsport+34.473s
1877David MoralesUSAArden MotorsportDNF
1953Matthew ReesGBRJHR DevelopmentsDNF
2021Zak TaylorGBRFortec MotorsportDNF (damage)
2116Tommy SmithAUSDouglas MotorsportDNF (damage)
2264Nick GilkesCANHillspeedDNS
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