Riki Christodoulou picked up his maiden victory in the British F3 International Series at Snetterton to cement his position as the leading British driver at the half-way point of the year.

Having recorded fifth place in the opening 29-lap race, Christodoulou took his Fortec Dallara-Mercedes to a dominant victory in the second race to move up to fourth place in the standings in the 20-race series.

The F3 rookie lined-up third on the 20-car grid for race two, a mere 0.086secs off pole-position, but had blasted in to the lead by lap three, controlling the race thereafter to open his win account.

"I made good start and was second on the opening lap and then my momentum out of the last corner at the completion on lap three allowed me to get in to the lead," he said. "Once in the lead I was able to totally control the race. I had no problems apart from a couple of backmarkers who got in my way in the closing stages.

"After a couple of indifferent results following a good start to my debut F3 season, this bangs home that I mean business and that I'm capable of winning at this level. My thanks after this landmark victory for me must go to Fortec, for providing me with a great racecar in the Dallara Mercedes, and of course my family who have given me great support.

"Having got this win under my belt my aim is to keep the momentum going for the second half of the season."

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