Elite Start "Home" Race Third in GB3 Teams' Standings

2022 Donington Park GP
June 15, 2022

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Tom Lebbon, John Bennett and James Hedley travel to Elite Motorsport’s local track at Snetterton this month (25-26 Jun) placed fifth, seventh and ninth with Elite still third in the GB3 Team’s rankings after the opening nine races.

Donington Park (28-29 May) staged the latest three races with Lebbon placed fifth in Race 1, from ninth on the grid after an unlucky quali session, then eighth and completed the weekend classified 13th.  

Bennett finished 17th after a spin in Race 1 – a piece of glass ending up in his eye momentarily after a stone shattered his mirror while a throttle sensor issue, compounded his woes on Saturday which at least explained going from P3 in testing to qualifying P15 and P14. 

Having placed 13th in Race 2, John showed his true potential with fourth place in Race 3 – his best result of the season.  

In Race 1, Hedley followed home team-mate Lebbon closely in sixth but recorded his best finish to date with fourth in Race 2. James looked to be heading for another top-six but a five-second post-race penalty for exceeding track limits classified him 13th in the final race.

Eddie Ives, Team Owner & Manager

"The team are working really well together and are looking forward to our home race at Snetterton later this month.

"Although Donington didn’t treat us as well as we had hoped, it was still a strong showing from the team.

"To be finishing each race with two cars inside the top six or eight cars on the road, in such a strong field, is a great achievement.

"Each of the drivers had moments of excellent pace and form and will only continue to get better."