British F3 - What they said: Brands Hatch race three

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What they said: Brands Hatch race three

What they said: Brands Hatch race three

Sunday 30 August 2020

Ayrton Simmons, Josh Skelton and Kush Maini were the top three finishers in an eventful third race of the weekend on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. Here's what each had to say at the end of the race. 

Winner - Ayrton Simmons, Chris Dittmann Racing:
"It's been going pretty well, I must say! I couldn't give the team enough credit for an amazing car again. That race was pretty similar to yesterday, obviously there was a red flag involved as well so it was tricky to stay on top of your game but I just had to keep the basics.

"I was a bit more chilled out today for the starts having had a start from yesterday under my belt so I sort of knew what I was doing, got a bit of a better feel on the clutch. My first start was really good, then obviously after the red flag my start was OK, it wasn't anything special but it got me P1 by turn one. 

"If I keep winning like this it would be good, but again I can't thank the team enough for having me here and giving me this opportunity. It's been great to be back."

Second - Josh Skelton, Chris Dittmann Racing:
"I got away decent off the restart, kept second and then I saw that we had a bit of a gap. I put my head down, it was like a qualifying run really. We improved the car massively from yesterday and I managed to get a decent lap time so we will have to see where we start the last race from. 

"The first start I got quite a lot of wheelspin and P3 was already alongside me into turn one. I tried a move on him just before the restart but it didn't quite pay off, but then we had a restart anyway and that helped me out quite a bit.

"I think we are on the back foot where we are starting [in race four] but hopefully we can make a few positions up now that we've got a good car and see where we end up."

Third - Kush Maini, Hitech GP:
"Obviously there's still a long way to go, I'm still taking it race by race and just working on consistency again. Another podium, that's really good from P4 on the grid, especially at Brands so I'm happy to pick off that one place. And I think I'm on pole for the next race, so trying to extend the lead is the plan, get out ahead and just stay there and that will make it a really good weekend. 

"You can't really pass as soon as you get too close in the back section, so I knew when he [Sasakorn Chaimongkol] was coming, I knew how to control it. After I did my best lap I just didn't take any risks as I knew I had enough in the bag. 

"Wins are amazing but staying consistent again is the secret."

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