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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