John Bennett Triumphs in Rain-Hit GB3 Race at Oulton Park

John Bennett secured his inaugural GB3 victory at Oulton Park, navigating through rain with a remarkable overtake at Island Bend, ahead of Louis Sharp and McKenzy Cresswell.

John Bennett Triumphs in Rain-Hit GB3 Race at Oulton Park

In a race defined by challenging wet conditions, John Bennett emerged victorious in the second GB3 Championship race at Oulton Park, showcasing his skill with an impressive maneuver around Island Bend to overtake. Starting under a safety car due to the rain, the race saw its fair share of drama, particularly after a restart caused by an off-track excursion from Rishab Jain. Bennett's decisive move past race one victor Louis Sharp at Shell was the highlight, setting him on a path to victory.

While Bennett extended his lead, Sharp found himself under pressure from Hitech's Tymek Kucharczyk, who had made significant progress early on. However, a late collision at Lodge between Sharp and Kucharczyk resulted in Kucharczyk's retirement and allowed McKenzy Cresswell of Elite Motorsport to step onto the podium, marking a significant recovery from earlier positions.

The race was fraught with challenges for drivers, with several failing to finish due to the tricky conditions. Among the notable performances was Cresswell's climb to third, rewarding him with his first podium of the season. The race's outcome has significantly influenced the championship standings, with only 15 cars crossing the finish line.

This second race of the weekend at Oulton Park once again highlighted the competitiveness and unpredictability of the GB3 Championship, setting the stage for what promises to be an exciting final race of the weekend.