Kush Maini secures a podium in the first round of the BRDC British F3 Championship
- Indian driver Kush Maini scores a podium in the season opener of BRDC British F3 Championship
3 April 2018, Oulton Park: Kush Maini, racing for Lanan Racing in his maiden F3 championship earned a podium finish in Race 3 in round one of the season. Despite a not so impressive showing in qualifying, Kush improved on his results through the weekend, finishing 9th, 5th and eventually 3rd in the final race.
Kush showed incredible pace in the build up to the season beginner at Oulton Park, however while overcoming some issues just before qualifying, he had to start Race 1 from the middle of the pack. After a satisfactory P9, the reverse grid start in race 2 meant Kush would start from P8. Some consistent quick laps ensured Kush finished the race in P5 which ended with a red flag.
Starting Race3 from 5th on the grid, Kush made up two positions quickly and held on to complete the race in an impressive P3 in tough racing conditions.
Wet weather plagued Monday’s races, and having driven only in the dry while testing, Kush said, “I haven’t really had a lot of experience driving the wet conditions such as that. It especially got hard towards the end of the third race with a lot of water building up on the track, but I’m happy that we got on the podium and are on track for the championship.”
The next round of BRDC F3 Championship takes place at Rockingham at the end of this month, and an inspired Kush said, “It’s a physical track and fitness is going to be the key there to keep it going through the race, so it’s going to be fun and I can’t wait for it."