Lebbon: “First to win a good result for me and for the team”
Tom Lebon delivered his and Elite Motorsportthe first victory of since he ascended to the GB3 Championship in Race 2 to Silverstone Sunday morning.
The checkered flag caught up on 2020 Ginette Junior champion before Race 3.
“It was a good result for me and the team, getting the team’s first victory and my first victory in GB3. All in all a good result for the team and myself.
He admitted the team expected the first win to come sooner or later, but maybe not after a disappointing season opener from Lebbon’s garage side.
He took a top ten finish and failed to complete the reverse-grid Race 3 at Oulton Park after contact with Luke Browning.
“That was always the focus this weekend. We had a bit of a surprise at Oulton but we knew it was a good track for us, we had our heads held high and the results came in.
GB3 introduced an improved car in the Tatuus MSV-022bringing it closer to Dalla 320 used by Euroformula Open and the F317 used in the old FIA European Formula 3 Championship.
“It’s not much different from last year, just the powerband and the aero are a bit different, but you get used to it pretty quickly to be honest.
“It’s similar to racing with a turbo, we don’t have a turbo but the idea, keeping the momentum going and making sure you’re in the power band with the engine is the main factor.
Lebbon qualified second on Saturday morning, placing him P19 for the reverse-grid race.
“We’re going backwards because we’ve done some good qualifying, hoping to make up places along the way with people having incidents and overtaking people where we can.
“Dirty air is quite important here, but we hope to get a good result and take even more points.”