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Round 3, John Magro holds on for the win.   
Story By: Administrator  Date: 2/07/2017 at 10:10:14 PM 
The man with the fastest mangos in the country, John Magro has taken out the 3rd round of the Australian Formula 3 Premier Series. But he didnít have it all his own way, with Gilmour Racingís Callan Williams taking the pole position and all 3 fastest laps, Magro only extended his championship lead by 1 point.

Williams had practice all his own way with Magro stuck in the garage while the Alpine Motorsports team investigated a last minute gearbox issue. Williams continued that form into qualifying taking another All Properties Group pole position by over a second, Magro was 2nd after having his fastest lap invalidated due to track limits. R-Tek Motorsportís duo continued their strong season with Nathan Kumar back on form taking 3rd ahead of National class leader Roman Krumins, local driver Aaron McClintock impressed in 5th ahead of Shane Wilson 6th.

A 15 car field took the grid for race 1 where the front row of Williams and Magro were slow to get away, Kumar and Krumins took advantage leading into turn 1. Kumar kept a level head holding the lead for a couple of laps before Williams made his way past where keep the lead to the end, Magro also made his way back through the field to take 2nd. Kumar crossed the line a strong 3rd ahead of Krumins, McClintcock and Wilson.

Race 2 was a much more straight forward affair. Magro got the jump on Williams, the two battling nose to tail for the entire 8 lap journey with Magro taking the win, Williams the fastest lap. Behind them R-Tek drivers Kumar and Krumins crossed the line nose to tail also for 3rd and 4th, behind them was another close fight with Wilson holding off McClintock.
Race 3 was a repeat at the front with Magro holding on for the win ahead of Williams who again got the fastest lap. Behind them Kumar didnít get a good start allowing Krumins and Wilson through, Krumins went on to take 3rd outright extending his lead in the National class. Kumar piled on the pressure forcing a mistake from Wilson who spun on the last lap, Kumar had to hit the dirt in avoidance damaging his gearbox in the process resulting in a DNF.

So as the Australian Formula 3 Premier Series heads into its mid year break Magro still leads by 11 point over Williams with Kumar a further 35 points back with Chris Gilmour in 4th. Krumins comfortably leads the National class from Wilson, Andrew Roberts in 3rd.


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