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What they said: Donington race three

What they said: Donington race three

Sunday 23 June 2019

Johnathan Hoggard, Ulysse De Pauw and Sasakorn Chaimongkol were the top three drivers in the third BRDC British F3 race of the weekend at Donington Park. Here's what the trio had to say at the end of the race. 

Winner, Johnathan Hoggard:
"It's been a really good weekend apart from race two - not finishing there was quite disappointing and it was good points thrown away, but there was nothing I could really do about it. We just had to control what we could control and have a good race three like we did in race one, so this makes up for it.

"It was quite cold on track this time so I struggled a little with getting the heat in the tyres on the formation lap so it was a case of building it up on lap one and lap two and then we managed to get a pretty decent gap.

"It's really close at the top in the championship, race two didn't help with me not scoring points. It always seems to be like two steps forward and one step back, so it's always quite frustrating thinking about what is going on in the championship, but we've come away with quite a few race wins so I think that's a big positive. With so many points available for a win it helps reduce the gap.

"I'm really looking forward to Spa now and really enjoy it. We had a good test day in the winter and I loved it, so I'm hoping for a good weekend. Two wins this weekend and hopefully more of the same at Spa!"

Second, Ulysse De Pauw:
"I'm really happy, and I want to say a big thank you to the Douglas Motorsport team. We were really close at Oulton Park and we struggled a lot with the pace at Snetterton and Silverstone with some difficult races, and it feels good to be back on the podium. The team have done a good job with the car and I was really comfortable with it this weekend. It feels great and I just want more now.

"I hope to continue like this, there's no reason why we shouldn't be able to continue like this. The pace was good here all weekend and I have more confidence now. I hope to go one step better at my home race next time out."

Third, Sasakorn Chaimongkol:
"We started off with really good pace in testing like we always do, but it's all about qualifying and the races. If you do a bad qualifying you're pretty much guaranteed to be in the mid pack for the race because you're starting from nowhere and there's a good chance you'll end up nowhere! We qualified well this time, and I'm not saying this weekend was particularly good for myself but it's just nice to be on the podium again and hopefully we can use this as momentum for the rest of the year. I hoped to get a good start, kept my head down and then it's push, push, push! 

"It's been a hard weekend as I've had the flu. I've had to look up what treatments were on the illegal list, and I've not been able to take the usual stuff to help me through it as they have banned chemicals in it, so I've had to stick to Paracetamol! So it's been tough but I just had to get through it.

"It's been a while since we last had a podium and the team deserves it more than I do. I just need to put the pieces together and work it out for them because they've worked hard and they're wasting their time if I'm wasting my time, so it's about time to get on the podium this year!"

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