Ultimate Motorsport claims historic first victory!
TEAM NEWS: Ultimate Motorsport has scored a historic maiden British Formula 3 victory in round 9 at Snetterton today, thanks to a brilliant drive from Michael Devaney.
It was a landmark success for the team, which is only in its second season of the F3 series and also the first victory for the Mygale chassis.
Devaney had performed brilliantly in a wet qualifying session on Saturday to secure pole position, and he made the most of this advantage today by making a great start and leading the race from start to finish.
The Irishman had to resist tremendous pressure from behind during the half hour race, but he drove faultlessly in challenging conditions.
"It's a fantastic result and a massive boost for us all," said Devaney. "We were quick in the wet yesterday so it was great to prove that the car can run at the front in the dry as well. We've had so much bad luck in the last few races but I knew we could win today. I just had to keep concentrating and in the end I didn't have to defend too hard because I knew they couldn't get quite close enough to me."
Ultimate Motorsport team manager Andy Richardson was also thrilled with the result and believes that it is a just reward for all the hard work put in by Devaney and the entire team.
"This justifies all the work the team have put in, and the decision to go with Mygale," he said." As a new team you have work harder than all the others because you're playing catch up, so this is the reward for one and a half years of hard graft. I'm so thrilled for Michael because he's had appalling luck so far. He's been with the team from the beginning and his hard work and technical feedback has been invaluable. I think he has a big future and Formula 1 teams should look out for him because his understanding of the set-up and development of cars is exceptional."
Ultimate Motorsport team owner Barry Walsh concluded: "It's been a tremendous day for everybody in the team, and I'm absolutely over the moon - this is fantastic! Nobody deserves this more than Mick, for all the hard work he has put in with us from the very beginning. Right from the start of the weekend, whatever the conditions, he's been unbeatable. We're all going to remember this for a very long time."