Mavlyutov storms to second GB3 win of the season at Snetterton

Mavlyutov storms to second GB3 win of the season at Snetterton

18 June 2023

Hillspeed’s Daniel Mavlyutov claimed his second GB3 Championship win of the season in the reverse grid finale at Snetterton.

Making a good start from pole position, he led every lap to head home Chris Dittmann Racing’s Arthur Rogeon, who claimed his second podium of the year, while Douglas Motorsport’s Lucas Staico was third, his first GB3 podium.

Fortec's Jarrod Waberski was fourth, while Edward Pearson found his way from sixth on the grid to take fifth. 

Elite's Ayato Iwasaki gained two places compared to his starting position as he finished in sixth, while his teammate Oliver Stewart moved up three places.

Arden VRD's Nico Christodoulou was one of the biggest movers, as he soared from 17th on the grid to eighth, ahead of Chris Dittmann Racing's Zak Taylor, who completed the best weekend of his season so far by climbing from 13th to ninth. 

Championship challenger Joseph Loake made amends for his race two drama by rising from 18th to complete the top-10. 

The championship challengers all found themselves together in the race, and put on a thrilling battle, with Rodin Carlin's Callum Voisin swarming all over Loake throughout and taking 11th, having started 23rd. Championship leader Alex Dunne was also in the mix for Hitech GP, and took 12th from 21st on the grid, just ahead of race one winner James Hedley, who went from 19th to 13th. Race two winner Noah Ping took 14th from 20th on the grid. 

While much of the entertainment came from the championship contenders, at the front, Mavlyutov was delivering potentially the drive of his life. Having made a good start, he held a small advantage in the early stages, but pulled away at a rapid rate in the second half of the 25-minute encounter, to eventually take the flag 3.6 seconds clear of the opposition. 

GB3 Championship, partnered by the BRDC, Snetterton race three provisional result:
1.    Daniel Mavlyutov, Hillspeed, 14 laps 
2.    Arthur Rogeon, Chris Dittmann Racing, +3.687 
3.    Lucas Staico, Douglas Motorsport, +6.527 
4.    Jarrod Waberski, Fortec Motorsport, +7.480 
5.    Edward Pearson, Fortec Motorsport, +7.880 
6.    Ayato Iwasaki, Elite Motorsport, +9.193 
7.    Oliver Stewart, Elite Motorsport, +10.442 
8.    Nico Christodoulou, Arden VRD, +11.242 
9.    Zak Taylor, Chris Dittmann Racing, +11.616 
10.    Joseph Loake, JHR Developments, +14.416 
11.    Callum Voisin, Rodin Carlin, +14.550 
12.    Alex Dunne, Hitech Pulse-Eight, +14.845 
13.    James Hedley, Arden VRD, +15.465 
14.    Noah Ping, Arden VRD, +15.978 
15.    Costa Toparis, Rodin Carlin, +16.982 
16.    Max Esterson, Fortec Motorsport, +17.321 
17.    Gerrard Xie, Hillspeed, +19.120 
18.    Matthew Rees, JHR Developments, +21.504 
19.    Michael Shin, Hitech Pulse-Eight, +22.314 
20.    John Bennett, Rodin Carlin, +57.737 
21.    David Morales, JHR Developments, +1m06.172 
22.    Souta Arao, Hitech Pulse-Eight, +1m08.416 
23.    Shawn Rashid, Douglas Motorsport, +1m38.201 
DNF McKenzy Cresswell, Elite Motorsport 
DNF Tymek Kucharczyk, Douglas Motorsport