Turvey not giving up on title yet

Oliver Turvey says he's not giving up hope of winning the British Formula 3 championship yet, despite qualifying 12 places behind title rival Jaime Alguersuari for this afternoon's decider at Donington Park with just a three point advantage

Turvey not giving up on title yet

Turvey came into the weekend with a 12-point lead over Alguersuari, but could only finish third in the first race earlier today while Alguersuari won the race and got an extra point for setting the fastest lap.

But Turvey will have his work cut out if he is to stay at the top of the standings after finishing only 14th in yesterday's damp qualifying session. He cannot afford to finish more than one place behind Alguersuari in the points the afternoon and will have to beat the Spaniard if they are in the top three.

"It's going to be difficult from here," conceded Turvey. "We got the strategy wrong in qualifying yesterday and didn't get the best out of the tyres when the track was at its best.

"I've got a lot to do from 14th this afternoon, but I'll give it my best shot. You never know what might happen."

Alguersuari, meanwhile, will start the race alongside polesitter Oliver Oakes on the front row. He knows he is now the strong favourite to take the title, but says he'd rather have had the chance to beat Turvey in a straight fight.

"Oliver was unlucky with qualifying and for sure him starting near the back benefits me, but I think it's a little unfair," said Alguersuari.

"It would be nice to battle each other for the championship in the last race, but the situation benefits me so I have to be happy with this."

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