Karaskas “making hay while the sun shines”

Trophy Class 01 leader Dave Karaskas continues to dominate in the 1997-2001 chassis stakes following another double class win on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.

Trophy Class 01 leader Dave Karaskas continues to dominate in the 1997-2001 chassis stakes following another double class win on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.

The experienced historic single seater racer has been in around the newer machinery of the Cup 07 Class cars all season, and round five in Kent was no different.

"It's been a pretty good weekend." he said following his second class win of the weekend. "Eighth overall in race one, I was tenth today [in race two] but I got away in eighth. I lost a couple of places getting slowly onto the straight but I couldn't stay with the faster cars so I'm pretty happy with that."

The early season saw Australian Olly Rae proving a worthy adversary for Karaskas, and his absence at the past few rounds has been bittersweet according to the Essex racer.

"Olly Rae hasn't been out for the past few meetings in the Trophy Class so I guess at the moment I'm making hay while the sun shines. I'm sure he'll be back and going very quickly at Silverstone so I look forward to that."

"The way the regulations are set up this year is based on overall positions so I can't take it easy and go for class positions. I've got to go for as many positions as I can along the way."

That's exactly what Karaskas has been doing. He's enjoyed consistent and strong points-scoring at each round which has left him sitting in fourth place in the standings with just four rounds left in the season.

F3 Cup heads to Silverstone for the second time in 2013 next for round six on 17-18 August. Karaskas had a mixed weekend in Northamptonshire back in April, finishing second in class in both races in seventh and 11th, something he'll be keen to rectify this time around.

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