Fluid Motorsport celebrated their second win in as many races during the latest rounds of the TSB British Formula Three International series at Brands Hatch last weekend.

After Martin Kudzak’s superb win at Silverstone a fortnight ago, Cristiano Morgado followed suit by claiming his first win in the series. It was a richly merited victory for the South African, who had previously notched up nine 2nd places in the previous fourteen rounds.

After finishing a close 3rd in the first race of the weekend on Sunday morning, Mogado made a barnstorming getaway at the beginning of race two, slingshotting past Finnish racer Juho Annala in to Paddock Hill Bend before latching on to National Class points leader Rodolfo Gonzalez as they snaked up to Druids.

Under braking for the infamous hairpin, Morgado dived for the inside and pulled off a classy manoeuvre to take the class lead. From there he managed to fend off the advances of his Venezualan rival and the resurgent Annala, dealing coolly with a Safety Car period to win by just three tenths of a second.

"It was a long time coming,” said a delighted Morgado after thee race. “We've had a lot of chances through the year, but things just didn't go our way. But I'm really glad, because the team really deserves this, the team's awesome. I'm really pleased to win with the Lola and really happy to finally get this."

Team boss Lindsay Allen was equally ecstatic with the result and said: “Cristiano did an excellent job as usual and to get the win he so fully deserves shows that his hard work and determination have paid off. They say that once you have taken the first victory it becomes a habit and we are sure that the top step of the podium will become the most natural place in the world for Cristiano.”

Silverstone victor Martin Kudzak was unable to take part in the races after suffering a large accident at Sheene Curve during qualifying on Saturday. The Swede emerged unscathed from the accident, reinforcing the strength of the Lola-Dome chassis. The 17 year old will be back in action for the next race on the British F3 calendar at Mugello in Italy on September 17.

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Morgado's Fluid Motorsport Lola heads the Dallara of Juho Annala.
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Cristiano Morgado proudly shows off his cup and the South African flag.
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Sweden's Martin Kudzak was unable to start the race following a qualifying shunt.
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Morgado at speed.
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Cristiano Morgano prepares to race.
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