26 / 27 June
Carlin's Kaylen Frederick claimed his second win of the day in race three at Donington Park, with Sasakorn Chaimongkol second and Kush Maini third. Here's what the trio had to say after the race.
Winner - Kaylen Frederick, Carlin:
"We got a double pole position and a double race win, so I'm really pleased with that. We just had an amazing car all weekend, we did the work early in qualifying where we could make it easy for ourselves in the races, so we just had to get good starts. Then we could just hammer away lap times and we've brought home two really good results at a really important time of the season, leading into the last three rounds at Silverstone.
"Once we got the tyre temperature up it was pretty easy for me to get back into that rhythm of the laps we did in qualifying and practice. I could just throw in a bunch of quick times. It wasn't necessarily easy but the team has made it easier for me by giving me such an amazing car. We've been working hard at this, so I'm just glad we've got this result.
"We don't have a massive margin [in the championship] but it's something, so it'll give me a bit of a cushion going into the last three rounds. We'll still have the same goal as every other weekend; qualify on pole and hopefully get some race wins."
Second - Sasakorn Chaimongkol, Hillspeed:
"It feels incredible, we've worked so hard for this podium, I think everyone deserves it, more to my team and my sponsor and my manager than myself really! It was a really, really clean race, well it wasn't clean, I had to put some defending in, but we fought hard and kept my place.
"In the reverse grid, I was third and I couldn't keep up as I didn't have the pace. So we worked a bit on the car, reinvented and then came back stronger in the last race, and that was that."
Third - Kush Maini, Hitech GP:
"I'm really a bit disappointed with my quali to be honest, but I did two good comebacks to stay only 13 points behind Kaylen, which is nothing in this championship. We're keeping it alive and I think it's going to be a fun Silverstone. I think he's [Frederick] definitely had the pace on us this weekend, but this championship is swinging between me and him over the last four or five rounds so anything could happen in my eyes.
"This is my 11th podium of the season, I'm happy with that. Obviously the last two weekends have not been ideal for me, after having a 55 point lead we kind of threw that away. But if after quali you'd told me that I'd leave this weekend only 13 points behind I'd be happy, so I think our worst is gone and obviously he might have a bad weekend next time like this, and anything could happen."
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