2015.1 SS3 Round 1: Jadwat claims back to back victories

Basheer Jadwat (Squadro GhostworX) won both races of the opening 2015.1 SA simSS3  Series round at Silverstone.

A difficult start to race 1 for Jadwat saw him drop down to 3rd position before Abbey (turn 1) . Jadwat quickly fought back by running around the out side of Jason Holden-Jones (H-J Motorsport) at Village Corner (turn 2), to position himself for a pass at The Loop (turn 3).  Jadwat now had the task of chasing down teammate Jonathan Bentz.

With good drive down Wellington Straight, Ken Hunter out-braked Chris Heyneke (HRT) for 4th position. An off track moment for Heyneke allowed Marius van Wyk (Deltec Racing Team) passed into 5th.

Then on lap 2 an error by Bentz saw him breifly drop down to third before re-passing Holden-Jones at Stowe.

The top 3 positions would remain unchanged for the rest of the race to see Jadwat claim victory of race 1.


Dramatic contact between Holden-Jones and Bentz at Chapel Corner.

Heyneke produced a good start from pole position in race 2, however Holden-Jones was able to claim the lead with a pass at Stowe. Jadwat soon joined the squabbling front runners to first pass Heyneke under-braking for Brooklands, and then Holden-Jones two laps later on entry to Maggotts Corner. Heyneke was lucky not to sustain damage when Holden-Jones lost control at Chapel Corner, the same could not be said for Bentz who had no where to go but into the side of the #74 H-J Motorsport entry.

An unscheduled pit-stop for Heyneke saw Holden-Jones move to 2nd position with an ever closing Bentz behind him. Holden-Jones and Bentz enjoyed a 3 lap sprint to see Holden-Jones successfully defend his 2nd position to the end.

Marius van Wyk won his battle against Hunter and teammate Riaan van der Westhuizen to secure  4th position.


Race 1 results:

SS3 Round 1 Race 1

Race 2 results:

SS3 Round 1 Race 2

Race 1 video:

Race 2 video:

About Jason Holden-Jones (603 Articles)
Jason founded Sim Race South Africa - www.simracesa.co.za - in November 2012, and continues to manage it as a passion project together with Ryan Hill, Alan Paterson, Sas van der Westhuizen, Nick Hodgson and Daniel Haynes. Contact Jason by email: jason@simracesa.co.za

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