26 / 27 June
Louis Foster, Josh Mason and Manaf Hijjawi were the top three drivers in the second race of the weekend at Donington Park. Here's what each had to say at the end of the contest.
Winner, Louis Foster, Double R Racing:
"It's a reverse grid, we were in a good position at the start and I got a good start and made a few places up. By the end of lap one we were in the lead, Josh made a mistake going into the chicane and I gained the lead from there. It's a reverse grid win but we're happy with the points and everything but ultimately the pace isn't where it should have been this weekend. We should be fighting for race one and race three wins, not for second race wins. But I'm happy to pick up a win, get the points in the bag and take home another trophy.
"The aim for the next race is to get as many points as possible, try and minimise our losses this weekend as we've struggled quite massively on pace. We'll work hard on it for Snetterton and see if we can claw back to where we usually should be.
"There should be some good fun with some overtaking in race three and hopefully not too much contact."
Second, Josh Mason, Lanan Racing:
"It's a good feeling, just a shame as I had such a good start and I made a mistake in the chicane and Louis got through. But I am happy with the result. Having been quite fast in testing, yesterday we had no pace at all so I was quite down from that, but this podium has made me a little bit happier.
"When I looked in my mirror [on the first lap], I had a bit of a gap and at that point I wanted to get focused and think about the race. But I just didn't get enough heat in the right front tyre so when I made the mistake it cost me the win. I think Louis had a bit better pace than I did in the first half of the race, but in the second half we were catching him quite quickly. So it's hard to say, but I'm happy with the result there.
Third, Manaf Hijjawi, Douglas Motorsport:
"Last time at Donington wasn't good but it's a good comeback from last time! The season has been very tough for me to be honest until now. Hopefully this is a good result to turn things around for me and we will see what happens from here.
"It's my best race of the year. The start was really good for a change so now with this result I can build on it and start a new chapter for me because I really want to turn things around.
"I wasn't going to let anyone past me when I was in third place, it's a good thing he [Reece Ushijima] didn't catch me to be honest. It would have been good to fight with him. It was a struggle towards the end with the tyres and the dirty air from Josh, but the pace was good, much better than yesterday and a good result."
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