Walker Takes Surprise First Win

Jerseyman James Walker took a surprise first win in Formula Three at the first of today's rounds at the Nurburgring in Germany

Walker Takes Surprise First Win

Walker led home his Fortec Motorsport teammate Mike Conway after taking advantage of the typical first-corner shambles.

With several runners forced wide at the first right-hander, and a very slow start by Championship leader and pole-sitter Alvaro Parente, Walker was in just the right place to nip alongside Conway exiting the turn. He then held on round the outside of the following left-hander and controlled the rest of the race.

Conway was unable to exert much pressure on his teammate, and had more concerns from Parente behind him. Although Parente did get alongside him once but couldn't make the move stick.

This trio was clear of Danilo Dirani's Lola for most of the race, but the Brazilian did close on them towards the flag.

Marko Asmer ran out of brakes at the first corner and had to make do with recovering to sixth behind Hitech Racing teammate Tim Bridgman.

Parente could still seal the Championship later today after Charlie Kimball could only manage seventh place. Further down the field, Mexican Salvador Duran won the National Class category.

CLASSIFIED: Pos Driver Make-Engine Time 1. James Walker Dallara F305 Opel Spiess 26:29.503 2. Mike Conway Dallara F305 Opel Spiess + 1.613 3. Alvaro Parente Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 2.340 4. Danilo Dirani Lola B05/30 Mugen Honda + 2.755 5. Tim Bridgman Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 15.270 6. Marko Asmer Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 15.581 7. Charlie Kimball Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 16.975 8. Christian Bakkerud Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 18.923  9. Dan Clarke Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 19.209 10. Steven Kane Lola B05/30 Mugen Honda + 25.752 11. Stephen Jelley Dallara F305 Opel Spiess + 34.222 12. Salvador Duran Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 35.953 13. Michael Herck Dallara F305 Opel Spiess + 39.474 14. Ryan Lewis Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 43.799 15. Karl Reindler Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 45.050 16. Jonathan Kennard Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 45.238 17. Charlie Hollings Lola-Dome F106/4 Mugen-Honda + 45.607 18. Juho Annala Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 46.331 19. Barton Mawer Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 46.599 20. Ronayne O'Mahony Dallara F305 Opel Spiess + 48.601 21. Josh Fisher Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 52.933 22. Cheong Lou Meng Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda +1:10.089 23. Nick Jones Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 3 Laps NOT CLASSIFIED: Driver Make-Engine On Lap Keiko Ihara Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 11 Bruno Senna Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 7 
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