Macintyre Triumphs in Spectacular GB3 Silverstone Showdown

Macintyre Triumphs in Spectacular GB3 Silverstone Showdown

Hitech Pulse-Eight's Will Macintyre showcased a masterful performance as he surged from third on the grid to clinch his second GB3 race victory of the season in the delayed second contest at Silverstone.

As the race commenced, Macintyre executed a brilliant start, swiftly overtaking Elite's McKenzy Cresswell and pole-sitting teammate Tymek Kucharczyk to claim the lead at Copse. Rodin's Ugo Ugochukwu closely followed suit, securing second position.

Despite challenging conditions marked by damp and greasy tracks, Macintyre managed to establish a slight gap, maintaining a lead of 1.5 seconds at one point. However, Ugochukwu initiated a late surge, significantly closing the gap in the final two laps and closely trailing Macintyre's rear wing during the last lap.

In a tense showdown down the Wellington Straight, Ugochukwu, a McLaren junior driver, appeared poised to mount a challenge at Brooklands. Yet, Macintyre adeptly defended his position, ultimately crossing the finish line 0.180s ahead of Ugochukwu.

Polesitter Kucharczyk, while embroiled in the race's dramatic moments, settled for third place, wrapping up his most successful weekend in GB3 yet, finishing just over six tenths behind his victorious teammate.

Behind the podium finishers, Elite's McKenzy Cresswell slipped to fourth place but secured valuable points across both races, with Rodin's Louis Sharp trailing closely in fifth, six tenths of a second adrift.

Further down the field, Elite Motorsport's Jarrod Waberski showcased a remarkable performance, ascending from ninth to sixth place after a spirited battle with VRD by Arden's James Hedley and JHR's John Bennett, who secured seventh and eighth positions, respectively.

The top ten was completed by Hitech's Gerrard Xie and JHR's Josh Irfan. Notably, series newcomer James Wharton demonstrated a commendable performance, climbing from 16th on the grid to secure 11th place for Fortec Motorsport.

The provisional results of GB3 Championship's Silverstone race two are as follows:

  1. Will MacIntyre, Hitech Pulse-Eight, 10 laps
  2. Ugo Ugochukwu, Rodin Motorsport, +0.180s
  3. Tymek Kucharczyk, Hitech Pulse-Eight, +0.679s
  4. McKenzy Cresswell, Elite Motorsport, +3.167s
  5. Louis Sharp, Rodin Motorsport, +3.864s
  6. Jarrod Waberski, Elite Motorsport, +14.942s
  7. James Hedley, VRD by Arden, +15.788s
  8. John Bennett, JHR Developments, +18.049s
  9. Gerrard Xie, Hitech Pulse-Eight, +21.330s
  10. Josh Irfan, JHR Developments, +24.053s
  11. James Wharton, Fortec Motorsport, +24.905s
  12. Hugo Schwarze, Elite Motorsport, +26.344s
  13. Noah Ping, VRD by Arden, +27.187s
  14. Martinius Stenshorne, Chris Dittmann Racing, +27.258s
  15. Patrick Heuzenroeder, JHR Developments, +28.628s
  16. Colin Queen, Fortec Motorsport, +29.769s
  17. Edward Pearson, Fortec Motorsport, +29.925s
  18. Arthur Rogeon, Rodin Motorsport, +35.224s
  19. Flynn Jackes, Chris Dittmann Racing, +35.245s
  20. Shawn Rashid, VRD by Arden, +37.280s
  21. Adi Kulkarni, Hillspeed, +41.177s
    DNF. Seb Murray, Chris Dittmann Racing