Indy Circuit excitement on day two at Brands

Day two at Brands Hatch brought a brighter start, with the exciting prospect of two races over the course of the day.

Day two at Brands Hatch brought a brighter start, with the exciting prospect of two races over the course of the day.

The first race of the day was another 15 minute sprint, and as the lights went out it was Stuart Wiltshire who had trouble getting away from the line, his clutch issues from the day before continuing to trouble him. The race quickly settled into a rhythm, with Daryl Jones leading Tony Bishop and Shane Kelly around the tight Indy circuit.

Bishop however was not content with second place, setting the fastest lap of the race as he chased down the leader. Robbie Watts showed similar pace, as he jumped up to fourth, travelling even quicker than Bishop in the process. Kelly was soon able to take advantage of Bishop though, as the CDR driver pushed just a little too hard and found himself running wide into the gravel at Paddock Hill.

Kelly began to really press down on the leader, at one point lapping 0.5s faster, but Jones was quick to respond and set the fastest lap of 42.719 - which was to ultimately be the fastest race lap of the whole weekend. Jones held on to the lead to make it two wins from two at Brands Hatch for Team Fox Racing, with Kelly and Watts completing the podium.

Race three at Brands Hatch was the longer, 20 minute feature race and the grid lined up in a similar fashion to the earlier races, with Jones on pole alongside Kelly, while Watts and George Line sat behind on row two. At the start, it was Daniel Tapinos' turn for some bad luck, as the rest of the pack got away cleanly. The marshals pushed Tapinos to a safe position and he was able to join the race shortly after. In the meantime, Jones held onto the lead into the first corner ahead of Kelly, while Line managed to get the jump on Watts to take third place.

After third and second places over the weekend, Kelly was not going to settle for anything less than a win for his student-run UWR team, and made a brave but decisive move on Jones at Druids to take the lead of the race. Watts, who had managed to pass Line, decided to also challenge Jones but despite a few attempts over the course of the race, was unable to get past.

A tight battle for fifth developed behind the leaders, as Sebastiani, Wiltshire and Bishop tussled for position - Bishop even managing to set the fastest lap from 7th place! Despite their own scuffles, the three managed to catch up to Line and a four-way challenge for fourth place developed.

In the closing stages Watts managed to get right on to the back of Jones' Dallara, but he couldn't quite get past and had to settle for third. Kelly secured the win, and a hat-trick of podiums for the team.

The Sunoco Driver of the Weekend Award was presented to Jacopo Sebastiani, after consistent performances throughout the weekend. The IWI Watches Fastest Lap award went to Daryl Jones for his aforementioned time in the second race.

Fans will be able to relive the action at Brands Hatch Indy on YouTube later this week. F3 Cup's next races are at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium on 24-26 June.