Luke extends advantage with Spa double

Rising star Luke Browning extended his advantage at the top of 2022 GB3 Championship powered by the BRDC standings after a fine weekend at Spa saw him move onto five wins for the season.

Luke headed to Belgium on the back of a fine weekend at Snetterton, where victory in race two had allowed the Cheshire-based racer to reclaim the lead in the points.

Having topped the times in Friday practice, Luke produced a dominant display in qualifying to grab pole by almost half a second, whilst his second fastest time – which was also quicker than anyone else could manage on their quickest lap – put him on pole for race two.

Although he would lose the lead on the run to Les Combes on the opening lap of race one, Luke wasted little time in reclaiming top spot at the same place after a short safety car period and he then eased away from the chasing pack to grab victory by more than six seconds.

A tricky start to race two saw Luke lose his lead to Branden Oxley on the run to La Source for the first time, and he then slipped to third on the run up to Les Combes when he was run onto the grass by rival Joels Granfors heading up the Kemmel Straight.

Luke then avoided Oxley when he took a trip across and rejoined in front of the Hitech racer and quickly made a move to take the lead from Granfors – which he would then hold to the finish to make it two wins from two.

A chaotic final race – which was red-flagged after three laps due to an incident – saw Luke come through from 22nd on the grid to finish in eleventh place, although the result would later be revised due to an error that saw the grid formed in the wrong order for the restart.

As a result, Luke was instead classified in 18th with the result being taken from a single racing lap, with Luke sitting 31.5 points clear in the standings ahead of the next round at Silverstone.