Lanan Racing’s Josh Mason is targeting a strong end to his maiden season in BRDC British F3 following the best result of his formative career so far at Donington.
The karting graduate, competing in single seaters for the first time this year, claimed seventh place in the second contest at the East Midlands circuit, eclipsing his previous best of ninth.
“I was really happy with that,” he commented. “We started in P2 for the race, but the start went really well, but we got pushed behind a bit throughout the race but I was really happy with P7.
“I was just trying to keep my cool and keep all the fast drivers behind us, but I’m happy with that result.”
It’s been a steep learning curve for the 16-year-old, who missed three rounds earlier in the season due to educational commitments, but has worked hard with his Lanan Racing team to get him up to speed in cars, having had the briefest of karting careers.
“Over the past few weeks since Brands we have put a lot of hard work into it, and on the physical side I’ve put a lot of work into it. I’ve been making sure I was prepared for these races. We think that we could have done better in race one two and three at Donington, but that’s sometimes how things go and now we need to get our head down and focus on Silverstone.”
The Silverstone round in June was one that he missed, so he’s yet to race a British F3 car at the home of the British Grand Prix, but he’s relishing the prospect of competing at the Northamptonshire venue.
“This will be my first time at Silverstone in the F3 car, but I’m still going to give it my best shot, hopefully we can do well there with all the practice we have had so far. It’s another circuit and one I’m really looking forward to racing at.”
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