Deja vu for Lynn as second race fails to provide any GP3 points

Halstead Gazette: Picture: GP3 Series media Picture: GP3 Series media

The second round of the GP3 Series in Austria ended just as the first had done in Spain for Dunmow racing driver Alex Lynn.

Having won the feature race at both Barcelona and then the Red Bull Ring to take a dominant lead in the championship standings, Lynn was unable to claim any points in the second race of the weekend.

He raced from pole position to take the chequered flag yesterday, but failed to add to his haul in today's event in Spielberg.

Lynn said on his Twitter account: "Tiny contact at the first corner broke my rim and unfortunately ruined race 2.

"It's a shame but won't take the shine off a great weekend."

However, with feature races providing far more points, the 20-year-old from Dunmow still holds a dominant lead in the overall series standings.

As winner of the first race, Lynn started on a reversed grid in eighth place, but in the scramble to get into the first corner, he got knocked and had to dive into the pits at the end of the first lap.

That put him at the back of the field and he was only able to make it up to 20th at the chequered flag as – just like in Spain – he failed to take points in the second race.

While that race offers fewer points to drivers, it saw Jimmy Eriksson finish second and allowed the Swede to close the gap on Lynn.

The Essex man saw his lead trimmed from 25 points at the start of the day to 13 as the GP3 Series heads to Silverstone for the third round in two weeks. 

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