The fourth round of the British GB3 Championship took place at Snetterton this past weekend (17 / 18 June) and Jarrod Waberski did well to consolidate points as the season reaches the halfway mark.
It was a tough qualifying session with Jarrod struggling with an underlying issue with his car. He eventually qualified down in 20th position. True to his South African heritage, however, Jarrod showed grit and determination as he lined up for the first race of the weekend. True to his South African heritage, however, Jarrod showed grit and determination as he lined up for the first race of the weekend.
Jarrod had a great start to the first race, launching himself from 20th to 14th by the end of the first lap. By lap five, Jarrod was in a three car fight for 13th. The positions chopped and changed, with Jarrod eventually taking the flag in 15th place.
The BRDC Rising Star, had a slightly better starting position for the second race. Jarrod lined his DAW Racing backed GB3 car on the 9th row of the grid. He again had a lightning start and was up to 15th by the end of lap one. The safety car was deployed on the fifth lap and by the time it returned to pit lane, there were only two laps of racing left. Jarrod made the most of the situation and crossed the finish line 13th.
The final race of the weekend was Jarrod’s best shot at a good result, with the race starting from a reversed grid. This put Jarrod in fourth place for the start. This time around, his start was not quite as aggressive as the two races before, but he did enough to hold on to his position. Jarrod managed to get into some clean air and maintained his position to the flag.
“It wasn’t quite the weekend we were hoping for and we experienced a slight technical issue that we weren’t able to solve without putting our pace at further risk. The goal quickly became to consolidate as many points as possible and plan ahead for the next round. Despite the challenges, I’m very happy with my 4th place finish in the third race and hope to continue to build from this,” commented Jarrod.
A massive thank you to everyone at Fortec Motorsport for their efforts this weekend and to my family, friends and fans; thank you for all of the support,” he concluded.
The next round of the championship will take place at Silverstone from 29 to 30 July.
Published by: Motorsport Marketing Services
Photography by: Jake Potter Photography
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