Snetterton double puts Kevin’s dad in the shade

Kevin Magnussen achieved something his famous father Jan – who won 14 times from 18 races in 1994 – was unable to do by recording victory at Snetterton in a Formula Three car.

The young Danish racer repeated his first race win in race three by pulling off the same audacious overtaking manoeuvre at Riches Corner on series leader Felipe Nasr.

Magnussen was beaten into the first corner of race one by the fast starting Rikki Christodoulou but he pulled off a fabulous passing move at Riches corner to grab second place.

Meanwhile, series leader Nasr was looking serene out front but his advantage was nullified by a mid race safety car to clear up the mess created when Fahmi Ilyas rolled his car at the Bomb Hole.

On the restart Magnussen pulled off the same passing move at Riches to snatch the lead away from Nasr to secure his first ever category victory.


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Suffolk racer Rupert Svendsen-Cook finished race one as the leading British racer with fourth place behind Carlos Huertas.

Lucas Foresti was fortunate to be drawn on pole position for the second race of the weekend and he didn't waste the opportunity by taking a commanding victory.

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A good start from grid three saw Harry Tincknell grab second which was briefly threaten by William Buller around half distance.

A first lap incident at Montreal allowed Nasr to make up three places from his starting slot of ninth but the championship leader was unable to make further progress.

Nasr led away race three only to see a safety car once more which allowed the following Magnussen to again snatch the lead at the restart.

A slow puncture saw Nasr needing a fresh tyre, leaving Huertas to take his second podium place of the weekend from Christodoulou.

Svendsen-Cook retired with a misfire in race two and finish 13th after starting the third race from the pit lane.

Stuart Hall saw his early lead in the two hour British GT race nullified when the Porsche pair of David Ashburn and Gregor Fisken collided with each other and the crash barrier at Williams corner.

This allowed the father and son pairing of Jim and Glynn Geddie to lead and they were fortune that the closing Matt Griffin clipped a spinning Aston Martin.

However a late pit stop to repair flapping bodywork on the leading Ferrari allowed the Michael Guasch/Matt Bell Audi R8 LMS to take a surprise victory after they had to serve two drive through penalties.

In the GT4 category both Lotus Evora's ran nose to tail behind the Peter Belshaw/Marcus Clutton X-Bow who made a late pit stop for which they were penalised.

Freddy Nordstrom tried to cling on to record Lotus its first victory in the series but narrowly failed while, after a good start by Attleborough's Ollie Jackson, Jack Drinkall finished third in the second Lotus.

• Cooper Tires British Formula Three international Series. Race One: 1 Kevin Magnussen (Dallara F308/ Volkswagen), 2 Felipe Nasr (Dallara F308/Volkswagen), 3 Carlos Huertas (Dallara F308/Volkswagen); 4 Rupert Svendsen-Cook (Dallara F308/Volkswagen); 5 Rikki Christodoulou (Dallara F308/Volkswagen); 6 Pietro Fantin (Dallara F308/Volkswagen).

• Race Two: 1 Lucas Foresti (Dallara F311 Mercedes); 2 Harry Tincknell (Dallara F308/Mercedes); 3 William Buller (Dallara F311/Mercedes); 4 Pietro Fantin; 5 Hywel Lloyd (Dallara F308/Mercedes); 6 Felipe Nasr.

• Race Three: 1 Kevin Magnussen; 2 Carlos Huertas; 3 Rikki Christodoulou; 4 Jazeman Jaafar (Dallara F308/Volkswagen); 5 Pietro Fantin; 6 Pipo Derani (Dallara F308/Mercedes).

• Avon Tyres British GT Championship: 1 Michael Guasch/Matt Bell (Audi R8 LMS); 2 Jim Geddie/Glynn Geddie (Ferrari 458 Italia); 3 Hector Lester/Allan Simonsen (Ferrari 430 Scuderia); 4 David Jones/Godfrey Jones (Mercedes AMG SLS GT3);5 Jay Palmer/John Bintcliffe (Audi R8 LMS); 6 Iain Dockerill/Steven Kane (Ferrari 430 Scuderia).

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