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Podium reward for Brands Hatch pace

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Chris Dittmann Racing returned to the F3 Cup podium at Brands Hatch but it was a case of what might have been.

Stuart Wiltshire began the weekend with a strong drive to second place in the first of the weekend’s two races to get his title bid back on track.

Team-mate Tony Bishop, who qualified on the front row for both races, slipped to fifth on the opening lap before claiming fourth position two laps from the end.

In the second of the two contests the team looked set for a double podium, with Bishop in second and Wiltshire third. Last lap drama dropped them down the field, though, and Bishop failed to recover, instead ending his race in the gravel while closing in on the lead. Wiltshire managed to secure fourth to move into the top three in the championship standings.

Team principal Chris Dittmann said: It’s frustrating to come away with what we did. We had the pace to win but it wasn’t to be.

Tony hasn’t had much luck around Brands, so we’ll work with him to help pick him up and work to convert this speed.

Stuart again drove well and two top-threes would have been the least he deserved. He’s right in contention for the title now and will hopefully be able to go one better than last year’s runner-up spot.

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