What they said: Brands Hatch race two

What they said: Brands Hatch race two

11 September 2022

Tom Lebbon, Luke Browning and Matthew Rees were the top-three drivers in the second GB3 race of the weekend at Brands Hatch. Here's how each driver reacted afterwards.

Winner, Tom Lebbon, Elite Motorsport:
"This definitely makes up for Silverstone. After the decision at Silverstone meant we started sixth yesterday, struggling with pace in the race as well which was a bit surprising, taking the win today with strong pace and managed to hold off Browning with his pace at the end there and took the win.

"It’s difficult to get off the line from first here, Rees did it very well yesterday, my start yesterday was not very good but I worked on it with the data and I managed to get off the line well and hold the lead.

"The morale is definitely up at Elite, from Silverstone when we got a win and now a win here, John [Bennett] is also doing really well, he’s improving all the time."

Second, Luke Browning, Hitech GP:
"Amazing, we’ve got the championship lead back, what a race. Those first few corners were a bit of chaos, but I saw a gap in clean air and had to go for it, it's the last two rounds of the season so it’s crunch time.

"I’m not sure how Matt got past [Granfors] but obviously that helps with my championship, I’m sure everyone around drove a great race and it was super competitive out there, especially around the back. Big congrats to Tom, second win, well done.

"I want to be in the lead, highest points gap I can get the better, We’ve managed to regain it, hopefully stay clean and get as many as possible in the reverse grid race, but I think it’s paid off driving like I am in the last two races, going to have to continue that for the last one."

Third, Matthew Rees, JHR Developments:
"It’s a good result, P3’s not where we wanted to end up but obviously we’re quite happy to have it. Just a few mistakes on the first lap cost us maybe a chance but we live and learn, hopefully we learn from that and won’t make the same mistakes again and now looking ahead to race three.

"Obviously we were quite happy with the result yesterday but there were still two races in the weekend so some celebrations but keeping it honest and making sure we’re focused for today."