First Win for Clarke and Raikkonen

Dan Clarke dominated the first British F3 International Series Race at Castle Combe, scoring his and his Double-R team's first victory

First Win for Clarke and Raikkonen

Last year's Formula Ford Festival winner got the jump on polesitter Charlie Kimabll at the start and led the entire distance unchallenged. It was the series' fifth different winner this season.

It was also Double R's first victory in their short, nine-race history. The team, set up last winter by ex-Carlin engineer Anthony 'Boyo' Hieatt with the help of McLaren driver Kimi Raikkonen and his manager Steve Robertson, is already paying dividends.

Alvaro Parente finished second to move into the lead of the Championship, but was unable to challenge Clarke despite a brief safety car period to recover the stricken car of Adam Kahn.

Poleman Kimball recovered to third after dropping to fourth at the green light. He overtook T-Sport's Ryan Lewis at the chicane on the second lap but was unable to challenge Parente.

Danny Watts was fifth on his return to the Championship, resisting the might of Fortec Motorsport's Mike Conway.

The race was red flagged a lap early after an accident for Cheong Lou Meng.

CLASSIFIED:

Pos   Driver                Make-Engine                   Time
 1.   Dan Clarke            Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda      21:28.508
 2.   Alvaro Parente        Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda      +   2.063
 3.   Charlie Kimball       Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda      +   2.551
 4.   Ryan Lewis            Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda      +   3.424
 5.   Danny Watts           Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda      +   6.744
 6.   Mike Conway           Dallara Opel Spiess           +   7.257
 7.   Danilo Dirani         Lola B05/30 Mugen Honda       +   7.649
 8.   Christian Bakkerud    Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda      +  10.626
 9.   Marko Asmer           Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda      +  11.011
10.   Steven Kane           Lola B05/30 Mugen-Honda       +  11.342
11.   Tim Bridgman          Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda      +  11.792
12.   Bruno Senna           Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda      +  12.882
13.   Ronayne O'mahony      Dallara F305 Opel Spiess      +  15.679
14.   Stephen Jelley        Dallara F305 Opel Spiess      +  16.540
15.   Salvador Duran        Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda      +  17.584
16.   Josh Fisher           Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda      +  18.866
17.   Jonathan Kennard      Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda      +  20.686
18.   Ben Clucas            Lola-Dome F106/4 Mugen-Honda  +  21.333
19.   James Walker          Dallara F305 Opel Spiess      +  21.802
20.   Barton Mawer          Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda      +  22.111
21.   Juho Annala           Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda      +  26.155
22.   Keiko Ihara           Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda      +  26.724
23.   Ricardo Teixeira      Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda      +  31.056
24.   Charlie Hollings      Lola-Dome F106/4 Mugen Honda  +  3 Laps

NOT CLASSIFIED/RETIREMENTS:

Driver           Make-Engine                 On Lap
Cheong Lou Meng  Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda      18
Adam Khan        Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda      10
Nick Jones       Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda      1

FASTEST LAPS:

Championship:  Dan Clarke (Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda) 59.387
National:      Barton Mawer (Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda) 1:00.387
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