LICHTENSTEIN EXTENDS HIS WINNING STREAK


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Eric Lichtenstein scored an impressive hat-trick of race wins at Silverstone. Photo: www.jakobebrey.com

The champagne will remain on ice for Antti Buri for a further three weeks following another hat-trick of race victories in the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain for Eric Lichtenstein. The Argentinian EcoBoost ace followed up his Saturday Silverstone win with a further two yesterday to keep the title fight alive a little longer.

Buri followed Lichtenstein home for second place in the first of the day’s races but was sidelined in the finale by suspension problems after running off track. Ten points separate Antti from the crown – just one race finish at Donington Park at the end of the month will clinch it for the JTR driver.

Like Lichtenstein, Fabian Welter collected a hat-trick also, and again the Mexican RVR driver led the Duratec class from start to finish. As in the earlier race, he was pursued by a determined George Blundell, who closed to within 1.6s by the chequered flag.

“In the end my tyres were completely dead,” said Fabian. “On the last lap I was so slow. George was really catching me up, and I could see him coming. It feels really good to win here again; this is such a special weekend.”

You can read an in-depth report on all three of the races at SILVERSTONE REPORT