Kush Maini finishes third in the British F3 Championship

Bengaluru-based driver Kush Maini secured eight podium finishes and finished third in the overall standings of the BRDC F3 Driver's Championship.

Maini finished the season with 366 points, which included a win in Rockingham and eight podium finishes.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

BRDC British F3 Series rookie, Kush Maini weathered the literal storm at the Silverstone race circuit over the weekend, to complete his season in third position in the championship. Debuting at the BRDC F3 Championship this season, Maini secured the third spot with a total of 366 points that consisted of 8 podiums, including a win at Rockingham.

In the last race for the season, the J.K. Racing supported driver from Bengaluru could manage only 15th during the weekend’s qualifying session due to set up related issues, but showed great race craft during the weekend’s first race to make up 5 places and eventually finish 10th.

Due to extremely poor weather conditions, Sunday saw limited running with Race 2 being halted after two laps behind the safety car and Race 3 called off due to poor visibility.

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With the weekend adding 20 points to his standings, Maini closed his season third behind Linus Lundqvist who finished as Championship Winner and Nicolai Kjaergaard who took second place in the Championship, both of whom had prior experience racing in the UK.

The 2018 season was a season of firsts for Maini, who displayed tremendous pace and consistently finished on the podium during the season which commenced on 31st March at Oulton Park and ended on 14th October at Silverstone Circuit, after eight triple header events for a total of twenty-four races.

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This year’s Championship saw 25 drivers from 14 different countries all over the world take part in the races, with Kush finishing as the top Indian driver in the standings.

Speaking on his season Maini said, “I’m happy to have finished third in the championship and also especially happy about my performances during the first half of the season, which were a little stronger compared to the latter. I am grateful for a strong debut season and look forward to a strong 2019 season backed by the generous support of my partners, family and well-wishers.”

Kush Maini now heads into the off-season where he will evaluate his plans for 2019.