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Linus Lundqvist takes 2018 BRDC British F3 Championship title

Double R Racings Linus Lundqvist claimed the Championship title this weekend at Silverstone. The young Swede took the win in the first race after starting on pole, and with it the 2018 Championship. He also finishes the season taking the Jack Cavill Pole Position Cup and the Sunoco Whelen Challenge, which will see him compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January next year.

Nicolai Kjaergaard finished second in the championship standings with Kush Maini just behind him in third place.

Lundqvist dominated the race finishing three seconds ahead of second place Tom Gamble, while Billy Monger finished in third place, his fourth podium place this year.

Monger had a scrap for third place throughout the race with Manuel Maldonado, Monger crossing the line just over half a second ahead of Maldonado, although Fortec driver Maldonado was handed a one second penalty post race, being deemed to have gained an unfair advantage, but the penalty made no difference, still finishing ahead of fifth place Ayrton Simmons.

Simmons who moved to BRDC British F3 from F4 in July, has enjoyed the progression to the pace of the Tatuus-Cosworth car, taking his seat with Chris Dittman Racing without any prior testing in the car, his first race in F3 being at Spa Francorchamps in the summer. The youngster from Epping who finished second in the F4 championship standings this year, told us that there will not be a return to F4, and although he has yet to confirm his plans for next year, he has impressed no end with the Chris Dittman team. Simmons loves single seater racing and makes no bones about his desire to progress to Formula One.

There were two further races due to run on the Sunday, however very wet weather conditions meant that after completing just a few laps under the safety car, the red flag fell as the weather worsened and just a few hours later the rest of the MSVR meeting was cancelled, bringing a damp end to the BRDC British F3 2018 season.

 

 

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Plum Pudding Races at Mallory Park, Solo Bike Gallery

A bitterly cold Mallory Park, played host to the annual Plum Pudding Races on Boxing Day. The popular event now in its 44th year sees bikes and car races, with the grid position decided by when the race entry is received. The earlier you enter, the higher your position on the grid!

Unfortunately there were no sidecar entries this year, but a healthy entry list in the East Midlands Racing Association bike races meant there was plenty of action for the many spectators who attended. The cold weather gave the solo motorcyclists a challenging few races, with a few spills taking place but despite the cold the weather remained breezy but dry allowing for some great racing to take place.

A rider who took a podium position in all three races including first place in the first Solo Motorcycle race was Aaron Staniforth on his Honda CBR 600. Staniforth from Sheffield has had an amazing season contesting in the Auto 66 Club Championship, with plans to continue next season as well as competing in the European Classic Endurance Series at Donington, Staniforth is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Also frequenting the podium with a dominant performance was Andrew Wilkinson who took the win in race two and three as well as second place in race one. While Richard Blunt completed the podium in race one and Martin Clare took third place in race two and three.

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