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September 2015

By Gray

Posted in Motorsports

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2015 Masters of Formula 3 at Zandvoort

Over the weekend of 18-20 September Kumho Tyre invited guests from Sweden and the UK to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Masters of Formula3 Event in Zandvoort, Holland.

Dawa Dack and their customers, along with representatives from Barry Shaddick Tyres and Jetyres from the UK, were treated to a weekend of motor racing and organised excursions to Amsterdam as part of the celebrations with Kumho Tyres Head of Sales for Northern Europe, Sungyong Lee in attendance.

The group went to the Heineken Experience and a Canal Tour of the city before enjoying a meal at Staets Restaurant.

The guests were given an extensive behind the scenes view of motorsport activities and garage tours surrounding the Formula 3 cars competing in the event as well as talking to up and coming young driver Arjun Maini, a photoshoot with the Kumho Tyre Grid Girls and the opportunity to take a Grid Walk prior to the start of Sunday’s race.

On track activities saw Antonio Giovinazzi take the honours in the 2015 Kumho Masters of F3 main race with England’s George Russell, who spoke to the guests prior to the race, finishing second with Sergio Camara making up the podium.

Giovinazzi, joins an impressive list of drivers, Paul De Resta, David Coulthard as well as current Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and the 2014 Kumho Masters of F3 Winner Max Verstappen as holders of the prestigious trophy. After the race Antonio addressed the Kumho Tyre guests in their hospitality suite at the Zandvoort Circuit before they departed at the end of an enjoyable event.

The Italian racer, driving for the Jagonya Ayam arm of the Carlin team, won the twenty-five lap race by 8.427s ahead of fellow Carlin driver George Russell after front row starter Markus Pommer stalled his Motopark machine at the start. George Russell put up a great fight throughout.

“I saw George was behind me and I did just the first three laps 100 per cent, and after I saved the tyres for the end of the race,” said Giovinazzi.

“I’m really happy after winning the Pau Grand Prix to also win the Masters, but now I just want to focus on fighting for the European championship – after tomorrow, we will already be working for the Nurburgring.”

Huge congratulations to all the British drivers who all came in the top 10. George Russell, who finished on the 2nd podium spot, Sam MacLeod who took 4th place and also Callum Ilot coming up in 8th which rounded off a great weekend for all.


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