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Michael Edwards, Sports Reporter
Monday, September 10, 2012
CING ace Alex Lynn secured his “greatest ever victory” in the British F3 at Silverstone, taking his maiden win to cap off an almost perfect weekend.
The 18-year-old continued his dominant showing in practice by taking pole position in qualifying – securing front of the grid starts in races one and three.
After having his first win in race one taken away by the stewards, Lynn proved it was no fluke, fighting back from fourth to overtake championship leader Jazeman Jaafar on the penultimate lap to take the chequered flag.
Speaking after the race Lynn said: “Race three was very tough – I wasn’t happy to lose so many places at the start and to I wasn’t expecting to get them back but I was certainly going to fight hard to do it my – I’d definitely say that was my greatest ever victory.
“It’s not often that you have a race meeting where your pace is so good – we undoubtedly had the quickest car and had things gone to plan, we could have been looking at three wins.”
Lynn’s pace was electric in all three races. He lead from start to finish in race one, crossing the line 10 seconds ahead of his closest rival. However, he basked in the glory of victory, the stewards handed him a 30 second penalty for a jump start – dropping him to fourth pace.
In race two, Lynn started from sixth place for the reversed grid race but jumped to second following a crash between two rivals. As Lynn and his team mate Felix Serralles pushed hard, the Puerto Rican ran wide and Lynn was forced into a spin and rejoined in sixth, eventually crossing the line in sixth, which was promoted to fifth after a post-race penalty for Jack Harvey.
On pole for the third and final race, Lynn made a sluggish start and dropped down the order. However, Lynn put in fastest laps to reel in the competition before passing the race leader and pulling away to a 12 second win.
A strong points haul sees him move up to fourth in the drivers’ standings with three rounds remaining. The final weekend of the championship takes place at Donington Park on September 29-30.