Joseph Loake says, “It’s a pretty good race from me”, after winning Race 2 of the weekend at Silverstone for JHR Developments.
The British driver finished second on track before the original winner, John Bennett, received a penalty for causing a collision with Alex Dunne.
Loake said to insideF2 prior to Bennett’s penalty being applied: “It’s a pretty good race from me, starting from P10 that was always going to be very tricky.
“But to pick up another podium, especially a P2 as well from where we started it was such a good race.
“Myself and JHR we put the car in the right parts of the track, I just did what I needed to do and I was finding the dry bits and making sure that I was on the grippiest parts of the track.”
Dunne retired from Race 2 after the contact with Bennett at Brooklands and was adamant that he wasn’t at fault.
“I think it was pretty clear that it was definitely the other drivers fault, I think I was almost fully ahead once we got to the braking zone.
“On the previous lap the roles were reversed, I was on the inside of Bennett and I braked on the wet patch but managed to leave enough space to avoid contact
“And then unfortunately on the next lap I guess he just hit a wet patch and lost control of the car and ended up hitting me.
“As annoying as it is at the same time these things happen, I can understand being in his position must’ve been pretty difficult too because the inside of the track was wet and was on the dry part of the track.”
Douglas Motorsport’s Tymek Kucharczyk performed admirably in Race 3 of the weekend driving to P8 from the back of the field.
The Polish driver said: “ A good race in general, again a really good launch and a really good first lap and we had good pace so we managed to overtake a few guys.
“At the end the cars were quite far from each other so it was impossible to catch them but I think it’s a great race, we made a few places and we end the weekend with a good bank of points.”
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