It was a mixed weekend for Chris Dittmann Racing’s international trio at a sunny Rockingham Motor Speedway, Northamptonshire, in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship on April 30-May 1.
Quinlan Lall enjoyed a good and consistent weekend, his best of the season so far. The American secured a brace of top-10 finishes, claiming a close 10th in races one and three. The two results were split by an 11th-placed finish in the reverse-grid race two. The good points haul has moved him into 13th in the championship table.
Kenyan teenager Jeremy Wahome continues to build his experience of UK circuits, gaining confidence with every lap. A late retirement from the third race denied him three points-finishes, having earlier picked up 18th-placed and 17th-placed finishes.
Krishnaraaj Mahadik, who impressed at Brands Hatch, spun out of qualifying, which set the tone for his unfortunate weekend. A spin on the opening lap of the first race dropped him to the rear of the field. A 19th place followed in race two, despite retiring on the penultimate lap, before a first-lap tangle brought an early conclusion to the third.
Chris Dittmann, team principal, said: “It wasn’t the easiest of weekends for us, but Quinlan did very well to come away with the points he did. Rockingham is a unique challenge and takes lot of getting used to going from the oval banking to the tight infield, so it was a good learning experience for all three.
“Quinlan’s performance was excellent, particularly his consistency. There’s certainly more speed to come from him, too, so we should see him progress even further. He’s working hard, and is being rewarded.
“Unfortunately Krish’s qualifying spin put him on the back foot. His practice pace was very good, but not getting a representative qualifying time in meant he was always playing catch up and having to pass a lot of cars. Jeremy keeps progressing, too, and he’s definitely closed the gap to the guys ahead of him.
“It’s a bit of a longer break this time before the next rounds at Oulton Park and I’m sure Krish and Jeremy will pick themselves up again for that. Hopefully Quinlan will be able to continue this good form and break into the top six.”