Kush Maini secures podium finish in F3 championship

By claiming 56 points in the sixth round, Kush Maini has now cemented a third place in the driver’s championship with 321 points, 19 points ahead of fourth placed Tom Gamble.

Kush Maini exults after a podium finish.   -  Special Arrangement

Indian racer Kush Maini bounced back with a podium finish after a difficult weekend at the BRDC F3 Championship at Spa. Maini had two exciting P6 finishes in Race 1 & Race 3 and in between an impressive drive to finish on the podium in Race 2.

By claiming 56 points in the sixth round, he has now cemented a third place in the driver’s championship with 321 points, 19 points ahead of fourth placed Tom Gamble.

Maini started the weekend with minimal time out on the full track, having just one 20 minute practice session before qualifying. Qualifying in P6 just 0.379s off pole, Kush had a steady Race 1, finishing in the position he started the race in.

Race 2, which had the reverse grid start, saw Kush begin the race from P10. He had a busy race from lap 1 holding on to his 10th place with some gritty driving, but frantic action on lap two saw him surge past the cars ahead of him into P5, before the safety car was deployed. He dropped a position after the restart, but was up to fourth by lap nine, and claimed his podium after Pavan Ravishankar's penalty was applied.

Kush Maini in action at the BRDC F3 Championship.   -  Special Arrangement

Kush started the final race of the weekend from P8 on the grid, he carried over some of the great form from his previous race and after some exciting racing action, he ensured he finished in P6 comfortably with over a 10-second gap back to seventh placed Maldonado.

Talking about his race, Maini said, "I started 10th, got a bad start but made it up in the first lap. After that there was chaos at the front and I just kept my nose clean and looked for the opportunities. It's my eighth podium of the year so I'm happy, but we've had a few tough races, it's good to be back here, but we will be pushing harder to get back on the top step."