Race 3 saw Luke Thompson on pole ahead of Alister Yoong and with Kane Shepherd on the second row of the grid, we knew things were going to be interesting, but it was Alister Yoong who found his way into the lead at the first corner as Shepherd slid into third and Alessandro was squeezed wide.
As if that wasn’t enough, the pack was four wide down into turn 3 with Shepherd diving down the inside of Alister, who had Alessandro on his left and Luke Thompson on the outside. Ghiretti and Yoong crossed over with the later going wide as Shepherd used his inside line to leap into first and power down towards turn four.
But Alessandro got a brilliant exit and came alongside the Frenchman before he could get there, and they were side by side again through the sequence. Ghiretti was pushed wide but managed to keep pace with Shepherd and defend his position from Thompson just behind.
What would follow next was a battle between the leaders like we haven’t seen yet this weekend with Ghiretti trying left, right, over the top but Shepherd was cool under the pressure and lead the race for several laps as Malaysia’s Muizz Musyaffa quietly snuck up on Antoine Potty. The Belgian driver drove well, but ultimately Muizz found a way past coming through the second sector.
After going wide trying to find a way past Shepherd, Ghiretti had been biding his time behind the Thai driver. But the blue number 28 belongs atop the winner’s podium and its was in corner three where Ghiretti out braked Shepherd around the outside.
Ghiretti lead from there astonishingly going three-for-three a first for F4 SEA, but the action is not over yet so be sure to check back in later for race 4!