British F3 Croft 1: Asmer seals crown

Marko Asmer, Hitech, F3, Croft, 2007 | British F3Marko Asmer clinched the British Formula Three championship in unusual style after retiring from the race with a blown engine. He effectively took the title when rival Maro Engel clashed with Carlin team mate Niall Breen at the first corner, ruining the German’s race.

Asmer’s retirement on lap 12 handed the lead to Stephen Jelley who stayed ahead to score his second win of the year.

The safety car was deployed for one lap while the cars of Juan Pablo Garcia Samano and Francessco Castellacci were recovered, but at the restart Sam Bird could do nothing about Jelley and settled into second, Greg Mansell following him home third.

In the national class Mexican Sergio Perez won the title after finished second behind Cong Fu Cheng. Full results below.

Round 19 Thruxton results

1 – 1 – C – Stephen JELLEY – GBR – Raikkonen Robertson Racing
2 – 3 – C – Sam BIRD – GBR – Carlin Motorsport
3 – 50 – C – Greg MANSELL – GBR – Fortec Motorsport
4 – 26 – C – Atte MUSTONEN – FIN – Raikkonen Robertson Racing
5 – 22 – C – Alberto VALERIO – BRA – Carlin Motorsport
6 – 4 – C – Mario MORAES – BRA – Carlin Motorsport
7 – 15 – C – Michael DEVANEY – IRL – Ultimate Motorsport
8 – 9 – C – Rodolfo GONZALEZ – VEN – T-Sport
9 – 39 – N – Cong Fu CHENG – CHN – Performance Racing Europe
10 – 44 – C – Leo MANSELL – GBR – Fortec Motorsport
11 – 31 – N – Sergio PEREZ – MEX – T-Sport
12 – 24 – C – John MARTIN – AUS – Alan Docking Racing
13 – 77 – N – Salman AL-KHALIFA – BHR – T-Sport
14 – 38 – N – Hamad AL FARDAN – BHR – Performance Racing Europe
15 – 59 – N – Ernesto OTERO – BRA – Raikkonen Robertson Racing

Not Classified

DNF – 33 – N – Juan Pablo GARCIA S. – MEX – Fluid Motorsport Development
DNF – 6 – C – Walter GRUBMULLER – AUT – Hitech Racing
DNF – 27 – C – Alastair JACKSON – GBR – Raikkonen Robertson Racing
DNF – 5 – C – Sebastian HOHENTHAL – SWE – Fortec Motorsport
DNF – 14 – C – Esteban GUERRIERI – ARG – Ultimate Motorsport
DNF – 8 – C – Francesco CASTELLACCI – ITA – Alan Docking Racing
DNF – 7 – C – Marko ASMER – EST – Hitech Racing
DNF – 10 – C – Ricardo TEIXEIRA – ANG – Performance Racing Europe
DNF – 2 – C – Jonathan KENNARD – GBR – Raikkonen Robertson Racing
DNF – 16 – C – Max CHILTON – GBR – Arena International Motorsport
DNF – 23 – C – Maro ENGEL – GER – Carlin Motorsport
DNF – 21 – C – Niall BREEN – IRL – Carlin Motorsport
DNF – 37 – N – Viktor JENSEN – ISL – Alan Docking Racing
DNF – 55 – N – Michael MEADOWS – GBR – Newnet Raikkonen Robertson Racing

Photo: British F3

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