Lola continued its dominance of the German Recaro F3 series at Nürburgring over the weekend with another 1-2-3 podium lock-out.

JB Motorsports Ho-Pin Tung took a double victory to move in to the lead of the series points standings. It was his 4th win of the season. The Lola B06/30 chassis has claimed all but one of the ten rounds held so far, securing its current status as the car to have in Germany this season.

It was Pin-Tung’s team mate Ferdinand Kool who took pole position for the first race on Saturday morning but the Dutchman made a slow getaway and Pin-Tung pounced to lead all the way to the flag. Kool recovered to take the bottom step of the podium, with Joey Foster bringing his HS Technik Lola home 2nd.

Race two saw Pin Tung make another excellent start to lead from lights to flag. Kool, having had tyre problems in qualifying, fought his way up from 10th on the grid to 5th place.

“It was a great weekend,” said a delighted Pin-Tung. “The team did perfect work between the last race and this. The car was quick, I was quick. The results were one pole, two fastest laps and two wins. Fantastic.”

JB Motorsport, based in Belgium now have both their drivers in the top three positions in the series standings.

Despite a close second place in race one, Joey Foster was slightly frustrated with his weekend after an altercation with Recardo Bruins in race two.

The Cornishman, who has been the sensation of the series so far with four victories to his name, was in 5th position when he was taken out of contention at turn two by Bruins.

“There was a bit of a bottleneck going in to the tight turn two and he just hit me up the back,” said a distraught Foster after the race. “He apologised afterwards and said that he in turn was hit but it was little consolation for me.”

In true fighting style, Foster then began an extraordinary recovery drive and fought back from 23rd position to 8th, claiming valuable points for his title assault.

The series reconvenes at Assen in Holland next month with Lola drivers breaking away from their rivals to fight for the championship on their own terms.


1. Ho-Pin Tung (PRC/NL) JB Motorsport Lola-Spiess 25m07.203s
2. Joey Foster (GB) HS Technik Lola-Spiess 25m09.023s
3. Ferdinand Kool (NL) JB Motorsport Lola-Spiess 25m10.461s

4. Harald Schlegelmilch (LAT) HS Technik Dallara-Spiess 25m22.367s
5. Nicolas Hulkenburg (D) JK Racing Ligier-Spiess 25m26.420s
6. Marcello Thomaz (BRA) Swiss Racing Dallara 25m27.571s
7. Renger Van Der Zande (NL) Seyffarth Dallara Mercedes 25m28.393s
8. Natacha Gachnang (CH) Bordoli Dallara-Spiess 25m28.677s
9. Cyndie Alleman (CH) SMS Seyffarth Dallara Mercedes 25m35.606s
10. Johannes Theobald (D) Seyffarth Dallara-Mercedes 25m39.492s

Fastest Lap: Ho-Pin Tung (PRC/NL) JB Motorsport Lola-Spiess 1m39.333s


1. Ho-Pin Tung (PRC/NL) JB Motorsport Lola-Spiess 25m13.358s

2. Marcello Thomaz (BRA) Swiss Racing Dallara 25m26.009s
3. Natacha Gachnang (CH) Bordoli Dallara-Spiess 25m26.478s
4. Recardo Bruins (KOR) Van Amersfort Dallara Spiess 25m28.674s
5. Ferdinand Kool (NL) JB Motorsport Lola-Spiess 25m30.338s
6. Salvatore Gatto (I) Target Racing SLC-Spiess 25m35.979s
7. Cyndie Alleman (CH) SMS Seyffarth Dallara Mercedes 25m37.958s
8. Joey Foster (GB) HS Technik Lola-Spiess 25m41.253s
9. Harald Schlegelmilch (LAT) HS Technik Dallara-Spiess 25m43.441s
10. Dominick Muermans (NL) Van Amersfort Dallara-Spiess 25m48.463s

Fastest Lap: Ho-Pin Tung (PRC/NL) JB Motorsport Lola-Spiess 1m39.707s


1. Ho-Pin Tung (PRC/NL) 77pts
2. Joey Foster (GB) 68pts
3. Ferdinand Kool (NL) 52pts

4. Nicolas Hulkenburg (D) 44pts
5. Ricardo Van Der Zande (NL) 32pts
6. Riccardo Azzoli (I) 32pts
7. Harald Schlegelmilch (LAT) 29pts
8. Recardo Bruins (KOR) 21pts
9. Marcello Thomaz (BRA) 11pts
10. Dominik Schrami (D) 8pts

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Ho-Ping Tung won both races at the Nürburgring.
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Ferdinand Kool was third for JBMotorsports in race 1.
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Ho-Ping Tung celebrates his race 2 win on the podium.
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On the grid, Ho-Ping Tung waits for the start.
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Joey Foster rides the kerbs.
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Joey Foster, second from the left on the podium, took second in race 1.
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Ho-Pin Tung leads Joey Foster and Ferdinand Kool into the first corner.
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