Brands Hatch (Sakal Times): JK Racing backed Kush Maini has come back strongly after a difficult weekend at Spa last time round, with two exciting P6 finishes in Race 1 & Race 3 and in between an impressive drive to finish on the podium in Race 2.
By claiming 56 points in this round, he has now solidified 3rd place in the driver’s championship with 321 points, 19 points ahead of 4th placed Tom Gamble.
Maini started the weekend with minimal time out on the full track, having just one 20 minute practice session before qualifying. Qualifying in P6 just 0.379s off pole, Kush had a steady Race 1, finishing in the position he started the race in.
Race 2, which had the reverse grid start, saw Kush begin the race from P10. He had a busy race from lap 1 holding on to his 10th place with some gritty driving, but frantic action on lap two saw him surge past the cars ahead of him into P5, before the safety car was deployed.
“I started 10th, got a bad start but made it up in the first lap. There were plenty of battles raging and I thought there was going to be a bit of contact so I took different lines and got people on the exits, and I’m really happy with my race,” Maini said.