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Voisin wins red-flagged Brands Hatch finale

by Bethonie Waring

Callum Voisin takes a hattrick of victories at Brands Hatch after the final race of the weekend was red flagged.

Fluid on track sent most of the field spinning into the grass just as the race hit three-quarters distance.

Racing would not be resumed and Voisin was awarded his third race victory of the weekend.

Voisin managed two safety car restarts on his way to the victory. The first came after an incident on the opening lap, when Jack Warhurst and Jack Sherwood came together off the line.

Second placed driver Josh Miller was unable to stick with Voisin on the restart as Seb Hopkins kept the R Racing driver under pressure.

As the two battled, Voisin extended his lead at the front of the order, only for a collision between Joe Wheeler and Oliver Flashman to come together and bring out the safety car.

Voisin put in another perfect restart while Miller and Hopkins ran side by side in the battle for P2. Before long the fight had evolved to include second through to seventh position, and the queue of cars could not keep up with Voisin.

The R Racing driver was almost two seconds clear of the rest of the field when fluid on track sent Josh Rowledge spinning into the grass. He was soon joined by most of the drivers behind him as avoiding the spill appeared to be impossible. Most of the field managed to avoid one another while on the grass, though there was a number of collisions and the race was red flagged.

The early stoppage would be a relief for Hopkins, who managed to emerge from the P2 battle victorious. He had been briefly demoted to third by Josh Miller who made a move down the inside at Paddock Hill Bend, but his P2 was reinstated.

Robert de Haan and Aston Millar had also made up positions on that lap, passing Will Jenkins to take fourth. Jenkins would eventually be classified in the position, with de Haan and Millar sixth and seventh.

Liam McNeilly and Max Dodds were the last of the drivers in the battle for P2. McNeilly was almost able to follow de Haan and Millar past Jenkins, but couldn’t quite get through before the door was shut. Dodds went alongside him next and was forced wide but rejoined the track without incident.

Jamie Osborne was classified ninth ahead of Tom Edgar.

Full results to follow

Image credit: Ginetta/Jakob Ebrey Photography


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