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MOTORSPORT: Walkinshaw storms to Spa podium
10:00am Tuesday 10th September 2013 in Sport
Sean Walkinshaw (second from right) with his third-place trophy at Spa-Francorchamps Pictures: European Formula 3 Open
SEAN Walkinshaw recovered from a spin to claim his second Copa Class podium of the European Formula 3 Open season at Spa-Francorchamps.
The 19-year-old from Chipping Norton qualified fifth in class, but a first lap spin dropped him back to tenth.
He went on to battle through the field, reaching the top five with two laps remaining.
But an electrical problem saw Richard Gonda retire and Walkinshaw pinched third place by passing Tommaso Menchini on the final lap in Belgium.
He said: “I’m happy with the pace we showed in the first race, without the spin we could’ve been in with a chance of challenging for the class win.”
Unfortunately the chances of a double podium disappeared when the Oxfordshire driver was collected in a multi-car accident on the opening lap of race two.
- JACK Barlow claimed a race win at Snetterton to move second in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship.
Driving for the Chipping Norton-based Sean Walkinshaw Racing team, he won the second race, with teammate Matty Graham third.
1 J Hughes 397pts, 2 J Barlow, 352, 3 S Morris 344, 4 M Graham 326, 5 C Robertson 320, 6 J Dalton 318, 7 M Bell 255, 8 R Hyman 252, 9 R Gunn 242, 10 S Moore 225.
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