Concierge Medical sponsored Zak O’Sullivan, just 16 from Cheltenham produced a scintillating performance to claim two race victories as he was crowned the youngest-ever winner of the GB3 Championship at Donington Park over the weekend.
Heading into the season finale at Donington with an enormous 112-point lead over his nearest rival with a maximum of 116 points available, Zak was virtually assured of being crowned champion, such has been his dominance this season.
In Saturday’s race 1 Zak secured a commanding lights-to-flag victory to cement himself as championship winner. Zak simply needed to finish the race to wrap up the title but led every lap to clinch his first title in car racing.
The newly crowned champion eased his way to consecutive victories with another assured performance in race two, this time starting from third in a race which began behind the safety car due to soaking wet conditions.
Once the safety car retreated to the pits at the end of lap two, Zak picked off both Bart Horsten and Ushijima ahead of him before quickly establishing a huge lead which was unchallenged, as he took the flag by more than seven seconds.
The final race is the reverse-grid season finale, Zak again produced an outstanding drive, gaining 13 places to move from 21st and last on the grid to finish eighth and cap a historic weekend.
Zak enthused “It’s absolutely awesome to be crowned the youngest-ever GB3 champion. It has felt like quite a lot of waiting around over the past four or five weeks since the last round! In the early phase of the season, we were able to build a bit of a lead and in the second phase I’ve been a bit unlucky with some DNFs, so it has been championship management mode since then. It’s been an excellent championship to compete in and has taught me a lot about the importance of consistency and maximising every race, even when you’re not in a position to win. I really feel as though I have learned a lot.”
After being crowned championship winner, Zak now benefits from a two-day FIA Formula 3 test at Valencia and receives the Jim Clark Trophy, which is presented by the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) at its annual awards in December.
Sponsoring and supporting local, young, talented Zak O’Sullivan has been our pleasure and privilege. We couldn’t be prouder of Zak, his performance all season and of course his championship title. It’s well deserved, he raced brilliantly and he has shown great patience waiting to claim the title which has felt so close for so long. We hope Zak enjoys his celebrations and wish him every continued success on his journey.
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