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Snett speed goes unrewarded

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Chris Dittmann Racing’s 2016 season came to a close at Snetterton with the final rounds of F3 Cup.

The team visited still in with a chance of a double championship win, Stuart Wiltshire third in the drivers’ championship and the team third in the teams’. Fourth in the damp opener kept him in the hunt, while team-mate Tony Bishop slipped to 10th late on.

In the second, neither Wiltshire or Bishop could make improvements on their starting slots, running ninth and 10th for much of it. Bishop, whose one-lap pace was good enough for the fourth-fastest, fell back to 12th on the final lap, leaving Wiltshire alone in ninth.

Bishop was again quick in the final race, setting the fastest lap and was improving when a mistake saw him exit the race on the penultimate tour. Wiltshire ended the race in seventh, dropping to fifth in the close championship standings. Bishop secured 10th.

Team principal Chris Dittmann said: It wasn’t the end we were hoping for. Tony’s pace was excellent, setting the fastest lap in the third and he was on for the lap record on the lap he spun out, too. He was just a tenth off fastest lap in the first race too. So to come away without the points to show for it is little is disappointing.

It was always going to be an uphill task improving on third in the teams’ standings, we’ll be back next year to try and reclaim the title.

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