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MacLeod recovers from bad start to win third Snetterton race

by Peter Allen
Sam MacLeod

Photo: British F3

Sam MacLeod took his fourth win from six starts in British F3 with victory in race three at Snetterton, recovering after a poor start.

The Fortec driver started from pole position but fell to fifth in the six-car field with his bad getaway. He quickly dispatched the two Double R cars of Andy Chang and Camren Kaminsky, moving him up into third behind his team-mates Matt Rao and Martin Cao.

MacLeod was able to inherit the lead when Rao and Cao came together on lap eight. The incident brought the safety car out, after which MacLeod opened up a 6.6 second margin.

Cao was forced to retire for the second race in a row, putting another dent in his points lead. Rao fell to the back but recovered to third, behind Chang. Kaminsky finished fourth with Peter Li fifth.

Race results
Pos Driver? Team Time/Gap?
1 Sam MacLeod Fortec Motorsports 16 laps in 30:11.883
2 Andy Chang Double R Racing +6.628
3 Matt Rao Fortec Motorsports +7.071
4 Camren Kaminsky Double R Racing +10.723
5 Peter Li Carlin +11.336
Not classified
Martin Cao Fortec Motorsports +9 laps