The final Reverse top 12 f3 Sprint race of the 2023 season started with controversy after the 3 Hitech drivers, Montoya, Mini & Browning and the 2 Rodin-Carlin drivers Cohen & Simonazzi were disqualified for qualifying and Goethe and Edgar took penalties shaking up the grid. Off the line Boya takes the lead from Saucy, Aron was hit from behind Marti out braking himself giving Aron picked up a puncture and causing damage to Marti's car that put him in the gravel later in the lap bringing out the safety car. Lap 5 the racing got going again and Boya left it very later to brake away on the restart. Barnard was on the move, with O'Sullivan starting his charge forward as well over taking Tsolov in the first corner at the restart. Floresch made contact with Bedrin at the Ascari chicane but both cars carried on.
Christian Mansell was making moves over taking the 2023 Champion having a grat battle with Tsolov. Goethe by lap 10 who started in 22nd position was up to 8th. Lap 10 and Colapinto makes a massive move for the lead on Boya at turn 1 followed just down the road by the cars of O'Sullivan and Saucy make contact at the same corner giving Saucy a puncture. Turn 1 saw and incident between Smith, Montoya and Fredrik, Montoya escaped with no damage the 2 other dropped down the pack, meanwhile Champion winner Bortoleto was upto 3rd, Goethe upto 6th and Boy takes the lead from Colapinto even of it was brief with Franco taking the lead back in 2 laps time. Zak O'sullivan was given a 10 second penalty.
With 5 laps to go Colapinto started to pull away at the front and Taylor Barnard made a great move on Zak O'Sullivan into turn 1 bbut O'sullivan comes back and retains the position pushing Barnard off in the process and Cohen was in the gravel at Ascari. In the closing laps of the race there were moves on all the way down the grid, Goethe tries a move on O'Sullivan but ends up on the turn 1 run off dropping him to 7th. Colapinto try as he might couldnt break the tow but luckily was saved by Bortoleto trying to over take Boya for 2nd taking the pressure off the leader.witht he battle for 2nd, 3rd and 4th for Bortoleto, Boya and Barnard as close as the could be right to the flag. Great race!!!
Sprint Race Result
1 FCO 2 BOR 3 BOY 4 BAR BRO D/Q 5 GOE 6 MIN 7 MAN 8 FOR 9 TSO 10 VIL 11 OSU 12 MON 13 BEG 14 DUF 15 BED 16 FLO 17 GAR 18 SIM 19 CCO 20 FRE 21 COH 22SAU DNF's FAR, GRA, SMI, SHI, EDG, ARO,MAR
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