Silverstone sees two from two
After dominating proceedings in Austria, Joshua Burns arrived in Great Britain in high spirits, hoping to stamp his authority at his home race. Impressing in wet conditions in Spielberg, he and the rest of the dev league drivers were once again met with treacherous conditions for qualifying, with intermediate tyres in use.
DaPain shot into pole position, narrowly beating Joshua Burns. After serving his race ban in Austria, Daan returned and set the third fastest time. For the start of the race, the rain had become heavier, and there wasn’t much margin between the intermediate and full wet tyre. However, all drivers opted to start on the intermediate.
Off the line, Joshua Burns shot off and took the lead into the first corner. Further back, Jakub was handed a 5-second stop-go penalty for a severe colossion with Simsbad. Pimpmauser, who served a qualifying ban, couldn’t have wished for a better start and was into P10 before the end of the first sector.
Pimpmauser found himself in P5 at the end of the second lap as Joshua Burns held of DaPain at the front. Lolerz then made a mistake at the start of lap three, and dropped three positions, finding himself in sixth place. Pimpmasuer then promoted himself into the podium positions, getting past Faz who ran wide at Turn 5.
Daan then damaged his front wing racing with lLlerz, attempting an overtaking into Copse. Out in front, Joshua Burns continued to extend his gap to DaPain, who was being reeled in by Pimpmauser. Jetamo became the first retiree from the race, which caused a virtual safety car to be deployed.
On lap 12, DaPain slipped behind Pimpmauser who got himself into second place. Jezza, Feggz and ufo soon became the latest retirements from the race as the pit stop window opened. Daan, mistermouse and Lolerz all dove into the pits amid their battle for fourth place.
Pimpmauser started to close in on Joshua Burns for the lead of the race and on lap 15, they both came into the pits while DaPain stayed out. Joshua Burns had previously received a three-second penalty but that was more than neutralised by Pimpmauser’s 5-second stop-go that he was handed after speeding in the pitlane.
DaPain pitted on the next lap and came out in third place. Daan and Lolerz where involved in an incident that sent both men down the field. Daan strate dhis recovery by passing Mario for the last points paying spot and began to once again chase down Lolerz.
Pimpmauser then closed right up onto the back of Joshua, but also collected another penalty after cutting a corner. The pair battled for much of the lap but Joshua held onto his lead, until Pimpmauser got past on the next lap. The McLaren driver then came into the pitlane as the rain eased up, but in doing so, collected another stop-go penalty for speeding.
Joshua and DaPain in first and second opted to stay out on the intermediates while much of the rest of the field pitted for softs. Pimpasuer rapidly reeled in DaPain and got past him on the final lap, but couldn’t pass Joshua on track. Pimpmauser was then dropped to third following penalties, with Dylan Krol and Faz taking fourth and fifth respectively.
Joshua Burns took his second win of the year, once again controlling the race out in front. There are now just four points separating Jrocks and Faz in the championship, while DaPain and Joshua linger close behind.