Hockenheim 2: Euroseries crowns Briscoe

Ryan Briscoe won the pan-European Formula 3 series at Hockenheim today (Saturday) in the most convincing way possible. The young Australian led away from pole position and strode to an impressive victory under cold and grey skies in Germany.

Hockenheim 2: Euroseries crowns Briscoe

Briscoe was untroubled all the way, until he stalled his car after a celebratory burn-out on the slow-down lap. He needed a few nudges from helpful team-mate Robert Kubica to get him rolling again! But it was worth getting back to parc fermé, where his PREMA Powerteam were all smiles in welcoming back their champion driver.

This race was run on a track slightly less marginal than yesterday's. Slick tyres were never in question although it was certainly going to be slippery off-line. Markus Winkelhock did well to keep his second place from the wet side of the grid, but once that was done he had a fairly easy run to the flag. He had some pressure from Christian Klien in the second half of the race, but was never likely to be passed when it was so troublesome for anyone to go off-line.

Klien also had to make sure he finished in case something happened to Briscoe. Briscoe was in a league of his own, but had he faltered it would have been wise for Klien to stick around and pick up a sack of points. As it was, Briscoe looked after his interests to perfection and Klien had to settle for third in the race and (almost sealed) second in the championship.



Ryan Briscoe (PREMA Powerteam) 28m51.116s
Markus Winkelhock (Mucke Motorsport) +4.584s
Christian Klien (Mucke Motorsport) +5.310s
Alexandros Margaritis (MB Performance) +15.647s
Bruno Spengler (ASM) +17.259s
Olivier Pla (ASM) +18.928s

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