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What they said: Donington Park race three

What they said: Donington Park race three

Sunday 20 September 2020

Kush Maini, Ulysse De Pauw and Nazim Azman were the top three finishers in the final race of the weekend at Donington Park. Here's how each reacted at the end of the race. 

Winner - Kush Maini, Hitech GP:
"I knew I had to get him [Kaylen Frederick] on the first lap because it's too hard to follow around here. I got a good start thankfully and put him under pressure into turn one, which messed up his run down to the Old Hairpin. I got a run on him, lunged him into the Old Hairpin, he kept around the outside and then wheel to wheel to McLeans. I braked really late and he had nowhere to go, so I got the move done and I'm really happy.

"When you have fresh air it's a lot easier to drive, and I just put my head down and enjoyed the drive. I didn't really push to pull away, I literally just wanted to enjoy the drive and it was really nice. 

"There's still way too many races left [to think about the championship] so we're just going to keep up this form."

Second - Ulysse De Pauw, Douglas Motorsport:
"Second place again, I had a very good start and I managed to overtake Kaylen on the first lap, and then after that I just had to keep him behind. He was pretty fast, I was struggling with the car towards the end so I just focussed on keeping him behind, so that's what I did and I'm very happy. Solid points and a good weekend.

"I'm very happy because we had three difficult rounds to start the season off. We were always fast but never had the chance to put everything together, so we lost loads of points. Here is the first weekend of the season where everything goes well, no problems and we scored two podiums and a strong race two. So it's a lot of strong points and we are back in the fight for the podium of the championship."

Third - Nazim Azman, Carlin:
"It's nice to be back on the podium! After practice we ended in first place after the two test days and we didn't have the best qualifying, P6 and P5, but I stayed optimistic and it's a great result. I really wanted it this time because we had a really disappointing race two and I just wanted to redeem myself and end the weekend on a high and I think I've really done that. I did a really good dive bomb on Chaimongkol for P4 and that's how I thought the race was going to finish but it's a bit unexpected [to be on the podium] and I feel sorry for Kaylen with what happened, you never want that to happen to your teammate, but either way I'm happy. Thanks to the team and everyone involved for making this happen.

"Realistically I'm aiming for the top three, the gap is still really close. Obviously Foster won the race [race two], so has an advantage in the points, but right now I think we're P5 in the championship and the gaps are quite marginal, so I think going to Snetterton it's a good track for me so hopefully we can get decent results and hopefully pole position."

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