28 Sep Podium finish for Ticktum at Silverstone
This weekend the MSA Formula championship took to the national Silverstone Circuit to contest rounds twenty-five to twenty-seven.
Dan Ticktum, starting in sixth, was able to retain his position to cross the line in sixth. Meanwhile, James Pull, having started in fifteenth, fought his way through the grid to progress five places, finishing the race in tenth. Josh Smith, starting from ninth on the grid, spun to the back of the grid on the opening lap before climbing his way back up to cross the line in seventeenth.
In the second race of the weekend, Ticktum took a podium finish in third after starting in fourth position while also claiming his 15th Rookie class victory.
In the fifth lap, Ticktum ran wide slipping down into sixth place before regaining fifth position just laps after. In lap ten, Ticktum was able to climb another grid place up into fourth before taking third place at Brooklands in lap twelve.
From third, Ticktum was then able to join the leading battle, chasing Fielding for second before crossing the line in third place.
Smith, having started in sixteenth, held onto his place, while Pull lost a number of places over the course of the race to finish in eighteenth.
The third and final race of the weekend was filled with a huge number of incidents and safety car periods with only ten of the nineteen competitors making it to the end of the race.
The first of the incidents involved Smith who, after making contact with Ahmed, spun off the circuit. Soon after, Collard tagged Ticktum into a spin at Luffield, which set off a chain reaction involving the cars of Mitchell, Martins and Reddy leading to their elimination as well. Norris and Sowery then collided causing the safety car to be deployed until lap seven.
Following further contact with Collard, Ticktum was forced to retire from the race after damage to the car. Later, on lap 16, Pull and Baybutt made contact causing yet another early retirement.