Croft 2: Dominant win for van der Merwe

Carlin star Alan van der Merwe won the second British Formula 3 championship race at Croft today (Sunday), extending his already large championship lead

Croft 2: Dominant win for van der Merwe

The South African started from pole and was never headed throughout the event, beating team-mate Jamie Green by 3.590s. Richard Antinucci finished third.

Australian Will Davison was out of luck after his commanding victory in race one. The Alan Docking Racing driver damaged his car after clouting a cone at the side of the circuit on the opening lap, and understeered off the road and into retirement just one lap later.

The safety car was called into use when Clivio Piccione and Fairuz Fauzy shunted with each other, but when it pulled in Antinucci was caught out, leaving the Carlin drivers to pull away untroubled.

If the championship class race was largely straightforward, there was all manner of controversy in the scholarship class. Karun Chandhok lead team-mate Steven Kane for the entire event, and looked set to score an easy victory. But Kane missed his braking point at the final corner of the final lap and careered into Chandhok, forcing both of them out of the race.

Ernesto Viso thus looked to have taken the class win, but after the race 10s was added onto his time after stewards determined he had passed Ivor McCullough before the start line on the restart after the safety car. Christian England was therefore named the Scholarship class winner.

Alan van der Merwe
Jamie Green
Richard Antinucci
Michael Keohane
Rob Austin
Ronnie Bremer
Robert Dahlgren
Billy Asaro
Christian England
Stefano Fabi

England
Ivor McCullough
Ernesto Viso

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