Hillspeed duo just miss out on podium

Sasakorn ‘Cutter’ Chaimongkol and Oliver Clarke were both tantalisingly close to podium finishes during the four-race BRDC British Formula 3 Championship outing at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit over the weekend, with each Hillspeed driver posting a best result of fourth place.
Sasakorn Chaimongkol finished fourth.Sasakorn Chaimongkol finished fourth.
Sasakorn Chaimongkol finished fourth.

Thailand’s Chaimongkol looked well on course for his maiden podium of 2020 in round 10 on Sunday morning after an electric start from third on the grid, but the race was red flagged on lap two.

At the new race start, too much wheelspin dropped him to fifth but he fought back well to finish fourth.

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British racer Clarke took his top four best in round nine on Saturday afternoon, an excellent drive from sixth on the grid. Grabbing fifth straight away, he moved into fourth on lap four and challenged hard for the podium during the remainder of the encounter on his debut at the legendary Kent track.

“We’ve got two very determined and capable drivers in Cutter and Ollie,” said Richard Ollerenshaw, team principal of Markham Vale’s Hillspeed,

“They’re both prepared to fight hard and race for every place, and they were unfortunate not to be on the podium this weekend at Brands.

“Ollie clearly demonstrated again what a great racer he is, I’m really pleased with the fourth place he achieved and he’s one of the few drivers in the championship to race as hard.

"Cutter is very similar in his approach, you don’t often get a second opportunity at Brands and he absolutely fought for every chance.”

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