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Double pole for Martin Cao at Silverstone

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: British F3 International Series

Photo: British F3 International Series

British F3 championship leader Martin Cao has picked up two pole positions in qualifying for the second round of the season at Silverstone.

The Fortec driver got the most out of the track in difficult weather conditions, managing to comfortably beat his rivals.

The session began under light rain as Fortec’s Marvin Kirchhofer set the early pace around the track.

Carlin’s Egor Orudzhev took over at the top after the first ten minutes, only to be dethroned by Cao two minutes later.

Cao shaved off another half a second off his laptime with his next effort before the rain suddenly got heavier, effectively ensuring double pole for the Fortec man.

Orudzhev managed to secure front row starts for both races one and three, with Kirchhofer picking up a pair of third places.

Andy Chang Wing Chung took fourth in the timesheets, almost five seconds adrift of the leader. A further two seconds down, Matt Rao led Peter Li Zhi Cong, while Camren Kaminsky rounded out the field.

Race grids
Race 1 Race 3
Pos. Driver Team Pos. Driver Team
1 Martin Cao Fortec Motorsport 1 Martin Cao Fortec Motorsport
2 Egor Orudzhev Carlin 2 Egor Orudzhev Carlin
3 Marvin Kirchhofer Fortec Motorsport 3 Marvin Kirchhofer Fortec Motorsport
4 Andy Chang Wing Chung Double R Racing 4 Andy Chang Wing Chung Double R Racing
5 Matt Rao Fortec Motorsport 5 Peter Li Zhi Cong Carlin
6 Peter Li Zhi Cong Carlin 6 Matt Rao Fortec Motorsport
7 Camren Kaminsky Double R Racing 7 Camren Kaminsky Double R Racing