What they said: Oulton Park race three

What they said: Oulton Park race three

01 April 2024

Will Macintyre, Jarrod Waberski and Ugo Ugochukwu were the top-three finishers in the final GB3 race of the weekend at Oulton Park. Here's how each driver reacted after the contest:

Winner, Will Macintyre, Hitech Pulse-Eight:
"It was one of those races where we just had to maximise what we could because obviously we didn’t have a great qualifying, but that meant we were at the front so we could challenge for the win. Honestly I didn’t even know what was going on. I could hardly even see because of the spray, I was just looking at your man’s rain light in front of me, stressed to keep it on track to be honest and then he got closer and closer and closer on the last lap and then he just pulled over to one side. I don’t even know what happened, I nearly went into the back of him to be honest. I just kept it on track and that was it really.

"I couldn’t see a thing throughout the whole lap, or anything, but I kept the thing on track and here it is. Just kept in front of everyone. It’s one of those tracks where you aren’t able to overtake, especially in the wet, I just kept the thing on the black stuff and it turned out alright.

"I think overall we had the pace to probably pole it overall. Unlucky in qualifying and a couple of mistakes my end, we didn’t get the car quite right. That ended up putting us on the back foot. Some consistent results and points are always a good start to the championship."

Second, Jarrod Waberski, Elite Motorsport:
"I think a good way to end a pretty tough weekend in our books. We had the pace to fight for the podium all weekend just an unfortunate qualifying hampered that. Good to finish second at the end there, it was not an easy race, I think after the safety car it rained quite heavily, last few laps we were kind of surviving so happy to finish second.

"I think overall, it’s the first round, we’ve got loads more to go, loads more races. So happy we got three consistent results and better off than where we were last year so that’s an improvement and I think going into Silverstone, in testing, we had really good pace there and the car’s been really good so looking forward to that.

"Obviously we have a little bit more to find compared to everyone else in the wet, we made a good improvement, the car’s fast and it’s just about being consistent this year. Silverstone is one of my favourite tracks, the car’s fast there and we were fast so looking forward to that."

Third, Ugo Ugochukwu, Rodin Motorsport
"It was probably the best start of my life. I started in P10 and I don’t even know how many people I made off the line and then I had a really good lap one and I think I made myself in P4 already and then it was a really tricky race with the spray. My whole race, my pace was limited by how fast the guy ahead of me was going. It was quite a tricky race, had to avoid mistakes, stay on track, pick up the pieces, and I'm happy to get a podium.

"It was my first start in the wet in this car, I just tried to prep as much as possible, look at previous starts around here. I just managed to nail it which we knew was crucial, just to get that track position and get in front of the pack was going to be crucial for the race. I’m just happy to finish the weekend with two podiums. I’d like to thank everyone at Rodin, they’ve done a great job all weekend, a good way to finish off strong this weekend.

"A P3, P4, P3 is really solid. We’re just going to look into what we can do even better and try and be even stronger for Silverstone. I think its going to be a very fun race."