Zak O’Sullivan has officially taken the 2021 GB3 Championship title with a spend in Bustle 1 at Donington Park on Saturday.
It’s the 16-three hundred and sixty five days-outdated’s first title in automobile racing, having carried out as runner-up within the 2019 Ginetta Junior Championship to GB3 debutant James Hedley, and falling simply four parts rapid of the 2020 F4 British Championship title to Luke Browning.
He easiest wished to entire Bustle 1 to officially be topped, as a portion of carrying rivals has to have taken residing that weekend for a driver to negate the title.
In what’s been a stellar season for the Gloucestershire driver, O’Sullivan topped each stat table going into the last weekend.
After 21 races, he had taken 12 podiums, led 56 laps, six races, received basically the most parts for positions received in Bustle 3, six fastest laps, four poles and 5 wins.
His first GB3 spend got here at Producers Hatch in Bustle 2, with two more coming in Round 3 at Donington in July, a reverse-grid spend at Silverstone in August and Bustle 1 spoils at Oulton Park within the penultimate round of the season.
O’Sullivan has been shortlisted for the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award alongside fellow GB3 plug-winners, Ayrton Simmons, Luke Browning and Oliver Bearman, the latter unprejudiced currently topped as ADAC and Italian F4 champion.
His four pole positions as a lot as Donington have most steadily kept him out of ache this season, and even alongside with his two retirements he averaged 21.619 parts per plug after 21 races.
He took one other pole on Saturday, starting Bustle 1 from P1, and Bustle 2 from P3. He starts the reverse-grid Bustle 3 from the attend, so will have hundreds of overtaking to originate in his last plug of a crowning season.
When The Checkered Flag caught up with him after qualifying, O’Sullivan stated “Getting pole doesn’t if truth be told substitute too grand.
“I dispute we had the Championship celebrations sooner than Quali.
“Qualifying was as soon as appropriate. I wasn’t if truth be told looking out at for it, I improved my using from attempting out as I’d picked up some unsuitable habits between Oulton Park and Donington.”