Parente Wins Second F3 Race

Carlin Motorsport's Alvaro Parente won the second British Formula Three International Series race at Castle Combe to extend his lead in the Championship

Parente Wins Second F3 Race

Parente, who has already been signed by Portugal's A1 GP team, was under pressure for most of the race by Charlie Kimball.

However, Kimball suffered a puncture on lap 21 and spun into the field, yet thankfully avoided by the chasing pack. The accident brought the red flag out, and the American was removed from the race's classification, having caused the accident.

Championship returnee Danny Watts secured the second podium position, having started from from seventh on the grid, after his tenacity provoked drivers in front into making mistakes. After vaulting title contender Marko Asmer at the start, he was able to pass Ryan Lewis, Dan Clarke and Mike Conway.

Clarke finished third after failing to repass Watts, ahead of Estonian Asmer.

The race was briefly interrupted for the safety car, brought out to recover Tim Bridgman's Hitech Racing Dallara, which had spun into the circuit's crop field.

Australian Barton Mawer won the race in the National Class to further extended his lead in the title race.

CLASSIFIED: Pos Driver Make-Engine Time 1. Alvaro Parente Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 24:42.030 2. Danny Watts Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 4.031 3. Dan Clarke Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 4.550 4. Marko Asmer Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 7.977 5. Danilo Dirani Lola B05/30 Mugen Honda + 9.439 6. Christian Bakkerud Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 14.959 7. Mike Conway Dallara Opel Spiess + 16.094 8. James Walker Dallara F305 Opel Spiess + 16.407 9. Stephen Jelley Dallara F305 Opel Spiess + 16.765 10. Bruno Senna Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 19.162 11. Barton Mawer Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 19.531 12. Charlie Hollings Lola-Dome F106/4 Mugen Honda + 20.819 13. Jonathan Kennard Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 21.505 14. Ronayne O'mahony Dallara F305 Opel Spiess + 22.025 15. Salvador Duran Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 24.153 16. Ben Clucas Lola-Dome F106/4 Mugen-Honda + 24.659 17. Steven Kane Lola B05/30 Mugen-Honda + 24.942 18. Juho Annala Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 26.894 19. Josh Fisher Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 27.113 20. Keiko Ihara Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 29.715 21. Ricardo Teixeira Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 35.166 NOT CLASSIFIED/RETIREMENTS: Driver Make-Engine On Lap Charlie Kimball Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 20 Nick Jones Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 18 Ryan Lewis Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 11 Tim Bridgman Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 6 Adam Khan Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 6 FASTEST LAP: Championship: Charlie Kimball (Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda) 59.897 National: Josh Fisher (Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda) 1:01.375 
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