Mitchell takes rookie championship lead – Nov 04 07

Date posted on November 4, 2007 · Published by Mark Goddard

Kyle Mitchell finished third overall, first rookie in race three of the F.BMW Asia Series at the Zhuhai Circuit this morning taking the championship lead in the process. Championship rival, Ross Jamison, ended his race in the gravel trap.

Mitchell started the race in fourth place but was soon past Jamison into third chasing Grunwell and Ali. Mitchell out braked Ali into turn 7 to take second place on lap two and was soon joined by Jazeman who was also quickly past Zahir. Jazeman was soon into second place and both drivers chased down leader Grunwell. On lap 7 Jazman forced his way into the lead at T10 and Mitchell was also past Grunwell at the following turn. Saavedra was now on the tail of Ali and once past closed in on Mitchell and took second place on the final lap. “Saavedra is not registered and does not score points so I didn’t fight with him” reported Kyle.

Mitchell is now five points ahead in the Rookie Championship with the final round this afternoon. Jamison starts at the back due to his non-finish, he went off at turn one on lap three, and now Mitchell just has to finish in front of Jamison to be crowned champion. However anything can happen this afternoon!