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Martin takes second Indy win.

Despite yesterday's antics, Sofi came very close to finding himself in a world of trouble when he launched off the curbs at the XXXX Gold Chicanes and got an incredible amount of air under the car.

“I had some oversteer at the chicane and the car got sideways,” he explained. “I felt that if I corrected it I may have ended up in the wall so in the end I aimed straight for the kerb and the car went skywards.

“It was a huge jump. My back is a bit sore from the landing but I was able to finish, so as long as the footage looked spectacular I guess it's all good!”

Carlos Huertas had a fine race yesterday on his F3 debut to be the best National Class runner of the day, but suffered mechanical problems in race two and was stuck on the grid when the lights went out.

The field were lucky not to suffer a safety car intervention as officials decided to continue racing while marshals cleared Huertas by pushing him down the length of the straight.

Instead, Chris Gilmour picked up the honour of first National Class competitor with his eighth position, and Jesse Wakeman was the best Trophy Class finisher with a tenth place finish.

Once again John Martin set the lap record, which only stood for a day, this time by almost an entire second to record a 1m 47.9630s lap around the 4.47-kilometre track.

“I pushed on a little but in the end if you don't give anything away you won't get passed so I didn't want to throw the race away from the lead,” he said. “I pressed on during the final lap and was able to re-set the lap record which was a great way to end it.”


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