Kimball Takes Maiden F3 Win

American Charlie Kimball took his maiden British F3 win in Thruxton's first race

Kimball Takes Maiden F3 Win

Hot on the heels of his first podium finish last weekend at Knockhill, the Carlin Motorsport driver dominated the race, leading all 16 laps from pole position.

"It was pretty incredible," Kimball said. "The car was great and I can't ask for anything more from a team. However, I think the car will need to be improved if I am to win this afternoon."

Estonian Markko Asmer was 3.6 seconds behind Kimball in second, having battled with Carlin Motorsport's Christian Bakkerud and Fotec Motorsport's Mike Conway for the place.

Asmer passed Conway in the early stages and then held off the charging Bakkerud, who had also battled with the Fortec driver.

Conway finished fourth ahead of Championship leader Alvaro Parente, Ryan Lewis and the Lola pair of Danilo Dirani and Steven Kane.

Australian Barton Mawer won the National Class race, his second victory of the season. He dedicated the win to his T-Sport boss Russell Ecott, who is celebrating his 40th birthday today.

Mawer said: "I don't know what he's worried about - he doesn't look a day over 50."

CLASSIFIED: Pos Driver Make-Engine Time 1. Charlie Kimball Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 18:02.145 2. Marko Asmer Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 3.663 3. Christian Bakkerud Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 5.293 4. Mike Conway Dallara Opel Spiess + 5.990 5. Alvaro Parente Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 8.343 6. Ryan Lewis Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 10.775 7. Danilo Dirani Lola B05/30 Mugen Honda + 11.217 8. Steven Kane Lola B05/30 Mugen-Honda + 16.318 9. Dan Clarke Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 20.613 10. James Walker Dallara F305 Opel Spiess + 24.165 11. Bruno Senna Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 27.042 12. Ronayne O'mahony Dallara F305 Opel Spiess + 27.526 13. Stephen Jelley Dallara F305 Opel Spiess + 28.766 14. Barton Mawer Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 37.152 15. Jonathan Kennard Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 42.559 16. Charlie Hollings Lola-Dome F106/4 Mugen H + 42.712 17. Josh Fisher Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 44.409 18. Juho Annala Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 48.173 19. Ricardo Teixeira Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 51.251 20. Keiko Ihara Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 57.899 21. Cheong Lou Meng Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 1 Lap NOT CLASSIFIED/RETIREMENTS: Driver Make-Engine On Lap Salvador Duran Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 12 Nick Jones Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 1 Tim Bridgman Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 0 FASTEST LAPS: Championship: Christian Bakkerud, 1:06.945 National: Charlie Hollings, 1:08.649 
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