Lanan's Super Sean strikes again

08/09/12- Sean Walkinshaw completed a dream F3 Cup debut weekend as he recorded a lights-to-flag drive to pick up his second victory of the weekend at Anglesey today (Saturday).

08/09/12- Sean Walkinshaw completed a dream F3 Cup debut weekend as he recorded a lights-to-flag drive to pick up his second victory of the weekend at Anglesey today (Saturday). 

The talented 18-year-old once again showed his skills as blitzed the picturesque 2.1 mile International circuit to take the chequered flag. Chris Dittmann Racing's Prajesh Shah pulled off a brilliant drive to finish second for his first F3 Cup podium along with James Abbott. 

Once again Walkinshaw gauged the start brilliantly to leap into the lead at Turn 1 while Chris Needham held off Shah, Gino Ussi, Abbott and Tristan Cliffe. Omicron Motorsport's Cliffe was the first to make a move as he slipped past Ussi coming out of Church to grab fifth position.

By lap two Walkinshaw held a healthy advantage from Needham but there was plenty of action behind with Shah and Abbott reeling in Needham in second spot. However, drama struck on the following lap as championship leader Cliffe ran wide at Church and he was forced to retire with an overheating engine.

Another title contender struggling for pace was Ussi. The Italian dropped away from the battle for second and was unable to find the speed shown in qualifying. At the front the battle for second was reaching boiling point and on lap five Shah tried to slip past Needham at Rocket but the Lancashire man slammed the door shut. Shah was not to be denied as slid passed round the outside of Needham at the final corner.

Fourth placed Abbott was the next man to worry Needham and the reigning Radical Clubman's Cup champion managed to grab third with an impressive move at Rocket. All the while this was going on, Walkinshaw moved into an strong lead and he cruised to the chequerd flag. Shah was forced to defend from Abbott in the final laps but he just did enough to record his first F3 Cup podium ahead of double podium finisher Abbott. Ussi came home in fifth behind Needham.    

Walkinshaw was an extremely pleased man on the pdoium, he said: "Its a perfect weekend and I've thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. The F3 cars are brilliant to drive and to come away with two wins, two poles and a lap record is a great result."

After a mixed season Shah could not hide his joy with a second place finish marking his first podium in F3 Cup, he said: "It's just fantastic. I've come a long way this season and the journey has been incredible. I've made so much ground this year and to do it on old tyres was a brilliant feeling. I cannot wait for Silverstone now."

Alos picking up his first podium was Abbot, he said: "I have to say it is a good feeling to get my first podium. I had a great battle with Prajesh but I just couldn't get him. I seem to be getting in more and more battles this seaosn and i'm really enjoying the racing."      

F3 Cup Anglesey Race Two Results

1. Sean Walkinshaw, (Cup), Lanan Racing 15 laps 
2. Prajesh Shah, (Cup) Chris Dittmann Racing, +27.492s
3. James Abbott, (Cup) Radical, +27.979s
4. Chris Needham, (Cup), +46.951s
5. Gino Ussi, (Cup) Grays Motorsport, +1.04.336s
6. Dave Karaskas, (Masters) Dave Karaskas Racing +1lap

DNF Tristan Cliffe (Cup) Omicron Motorsport