Misano W Series: Chadwick resists Visser to extend points lead

Jamie Chadwick took victory in the third round of the inaugural W Series season at Misano, extending her championship lead over second-place finisher Beitske Visser

Misano W Series: Chadwick resists Visser to extend points lead

Chadwick took her second win of the season having led the race from start to finish, successfully holding off several attempts by Zolder winner Visser before crossing the line 0.5 seconds ahead of her title rival.

The championship leader and recently announced Williams Formula 1 development driver started the race second, but took the lead from polesitter Fabienne Wohlwend as soon as the lights went out.

Visser also managed to get the jump on Wohlwend at the start, with Wohlwend dropping back to third and tagging the car of Alice Powell as the field made its way through the first chicane.

Powell's car was briefly tipped airborne in the clash - which was deemed a racing incident after an investigation mid-race - and came to rest in the gravel, triggering a safety car while it was removed from the circuit.

Chadwick, Visser and Wohlwend all held onto their respective positions at the restart, the leading trio extending a gap over the rest of the pack.

Home favourite Vicky Piria initially held onto her fourth place qualifying slot at both the start and the restart, but was overtaken on the penultimate straight by Miki Koyama, who scored her best W Series finish with fourth.

Sixth position went to Marta Garcia ahead of Tasmin Pepper. Sabre Cook starred with an impressive drive from 15th on the grid to finish in eighth place, having duelled with Sarah Moore throughout the race before completing a successful overtake on the final lap.

Moore was ninth, with reserve driver Vivien Keszthelyi - racing in place of the injured Emma Kimilainen - completing the top 10.

Race result

Pos Driver Laps Gap
1 Jamie Chadwick 20 32m45.929s
2 Beitske Visser 20 0.587s
3 Fabienne Wohlwend 20 2.285s
4 Miki Koyama 20 10.434s
5 Vicky Piria 20 14.200s
6 Marta Garcia 20 16.118s
7 Tasmin Pepper 20 19.009s
8 Sabre Cook 20 28.518s
9 Sarah Moore 20 28.994s
10 Vivien Keszthelyi 20 29.460s
11 Esmee Hawkey 20 31.265s
12 Sarah Bovy 20 32.222s
13 Gosia Rdest 20 33.671s
14 Caitlin Wood 20 34.043s
15 Jessica Hawkins 20 36.002s
16 Shea Holbrook 20 39.107s
17 Megan Gilkes 20 39.334s
18 Naomi Schiff 20 40.795s
- Alice Powell 0 Retirement

Drivers' standings

Pos Driver Points
1 Jamie Chadwick 68
2 Beitske Visser 55
3 Marta Garcia 35
4 Alice Powell 33
5 Fabienne Wohlwend 29
6 Miki Koyama 22
7 Sarah Moore 22
8 Tasmin Pepper 18
9 Vicky Piria 12
10 Sabre Cook 4
11 Gosia Rdest 2
12 Caitlin Wood 1
13 Naomi Schiff 1
14 Vivien Keszthelyi 1

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