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Briggs and DPR first OSR Formula 3 Champions!

The final of OSR Formula 3 at Laguna Seca was set as the title decider between Cameron Dance and Adam Briggs. Dance qualified his TTL Esports Dallara F3 on the front row and executed a near flawless race to take the race win just 0.955s ahead of Guy Leach.

Briggs meanwhile started behind his title rival in 3rd on the grid and struggled for consistency at tricky Weathertech Raceway at Laguna Seca. A pit stop mishap and pitlane speed penalty necessitated a costly 2nd trip through the lane for the DPR Racing driver.

With the chequered flag waving after 28 laps though, finishing 11th and in the points was all Adam Briggs needed to keep his points lead and become the first Oceanic Sim Racing Formula 3 Champion. At the completion of 12 rounds, with 2 drop weeks, and 145 drivers showing up to at least 1 race, the final standings are as follows:

1st. Adam Briggs – 2807pts
2nd. Cameron Dance – 2781pts
3rd. Guy Leach – 2704pts

On Behalf of SimSpeedTV and myself David Haines I need congratulate all our competitors and thank everyone who joined us for live coverage. We look forward to bringing more Sim Racing action in 2019 Season 2!

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Delisle wins on the Isle – And how the OSR F3 Championship could play out

Positive Simracing’s Tim Delisle returned to winning ways in the Oceanic Sim Racing Formula 3 Championship at Belle Isle. More remarkable than his pace was the consistency and composure to hold off the challenge from Shane Van Gisbergen, who would eventually finish 7s behind in 2nd place.

As the penultimate race of the 12 round championship, much attention was further in the field with the championship battle between Adam Briggs and Cameron Dance. Briggs of DPR Racing led the points going into round over Dance’s TTL Esports entry, and kept it so by taking the last spot on the podium. Fourth place for Dance keeps him in mathematical contention but let the gap increase slightly.

Factoring in the 2 drop weeks allowed in the series, heading into the final round at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca the points are as follows:

Adam Briggs – 2542pts
Cameron Dance – 2471pts
Alex McKellar – 2325pts

With 300 points up for grabs for a win, anything is still possible. However for McKellar to become champion would require neither Briggs or Dance to complete 50% race distance and be scored as finishing. Dance likewise needs a 71 point swing  that would necessitate either a DNF from Briggs, or Dance to win with Briggs no higher than 20th position.

Don’t miss the title decider at Laguna Seca, join SimSpeed’s live coverage this Thursday 28th February at 9.15PM AEDT // 1015 GMT
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Dance Reignites F3 Title Battle in Sebring

Going into Round 9 of the Oceanic Sim Racing Formula 3 Championship 381 points adrift of championship leader Adam Briggs, Cameron Dance signalled his intention to reduce that gap in defiant fashion.

Starting from pole, Dance would go on to lead all 23 laps of Sebring International Raceway on his way to the win, picking up the fastest lap on his way. The TTL Esports driver ending up 12.8s clear of 2nd place Guy Leach and 25s ahead of 3rd place Alex John.

While starting from 3rd on the grid, it wasn’t the race Adam Briggs was hoping for. Early issues cost the DPR Racing driver significant time and forced him into an early pit stop. The points leader was not to be deterred though and made a recovery to an 8th place finish.

Briggs will hold onto the lead in the championship lead but will need to perform well in the final 2 races to hold off quick Kiwi Cam Dance. Both remaining races will be broadcast live and you can catch the, by tuning in to Sim Speed TV 9.15pm AEDT Thursdays. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM6hpzaXiYP48MaUbAcvQk

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A new winner in OSR Formula 3 Championship!

Fresh Positive Simracing signing Tim Delisle wasted no time causing a splash, landing pole position for Round 9 of the Oceanic Sim Racing Formula 3 Championship at Road Atlanta by a stopwatch squeezing 0.007s. 20 laps and 1 compulsory pitstop later Delisle converted the pole to his first series victory.

Delisle’s biggest challenger in both qualifying and the race would be Apex Racing UK’s Scott Newton, who kept the pressure on and closed through the pitstop sequence, but ultimately finished where he started in 2nd place.

Aaron Lee representing Evolution Racing Team kept his title hopes alive by securing the final position on one of the closest podiums of the season, the ERT driver just 4.1s behind the winner in a race with no safety car interventions.

With 3 races left in the championship, don’t miss any of the action by tuning in to Sim Speed TV 9.15pm AEDT Thursdays. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM6hpzaXiYP48MaUbAcvQkw

 

Article Credit – David Haines