TEAM NEWS: Michael Devaney took two wins out of two today at Snetterton to complete a brilliant British Formula 3 weekend for himself and the Ultimate Motorsport team.
The Irish charger made a sensational start, climbing from fourth on the grid to take second place with a brave move around the outside of the first corner of the race.
Devaney was then chasing after the race leader when his pressure resulted in a mistake ahead and he capitalised to take over at the head of the field.
The competitive pace of the team's package was underlined as Devaney was able to pull clear of his challengers and control the race from the front. The Irishman has now climbed to seventh place overall in the championship after an extremely profitable weekend, and a remarkable new chapter in the short history of the Ultimate Motorsport team.
"I knew we had the pace to win that one," said Devaney. "I made a great start and just had to keep chipping away after that. We've found some great pace here and finally got the results that we've worked so hard for since the start. Everyone at Ultimate Motorsport deserves to enjoy this because they've all put the work in and we've finally done it."
Ultimate Motorsport principal Barry Walsh also praised the work ethic of the team and was delighted to see Devaney score the team's first victories.
"It's taken a lot of work to get here and I'm so pleased for Michael beause he's had so much bad luck," said Walsh. "But he's shown that when the tools are there, he will deliver. The engineers did a great job between the two races to find a bit more speed and we made the best of it."
Walsh also praised the efforts of the latest addition to the team's strong driver roster, Ali Jackson, who gained 10 places during the race on a circuit that is notoriously difficult to overtake on.
"He's done a great job to fight his way through the field and into the top 12," added Walsh. "It wasn't easy for him, given where he started, but it was a great effort."
Ricardo Teixeira struggled to find a good balance on the demanding circuit, but brought his car safely home to finish 19th.
The next rounds of the British Formula 3 Championship take place at the Thruxton circuit in Hampshire on Sunday June 29.