Race three almost looked as if it wasn’t going to happen for Jack after the team discovered a problem with the fuel pump. With Radical insisting the part would have to be replaced prior to race three, it was all hands-on-deck as the team and Radical engineers worked tremendously hard to get Jack out to the grid. With Jack sat in the car while work still went on, the team made the cut off time by less than a minute.
With Jack unsure as to whether the issue was resolved, Jack headed out onto the grid where he lined up in first place for the final race of the weekend in Monza. Losing out to the #17 Nielson car at the start of the race, Jack stayed hot his the tail as the pair went toe-to-toe through the opening laps of the race.
With Jack now on new tyres, after saving the set for the final race, Jack’s pace was blistering and it didn’t take long until Jack was in a position to launch an attack. Getting a fantastic run out of Ascari, Manchester flew down the back straight and pulled to the outside heading into the Parabolica. With just inches between the two drivers, Manchester’s perfectly measured overtake saw him fly into the lead of the race and he began to stretch his lead out lap after lap.
Carrying a 35-second success time penalty from his victory in race two, Jack’s consistency saw him posting fastest lap after fastest lap as he stretched his lead at the front of the field. Taking his success time penalty in the stops, Manchester’s sensational driving saw him able to rejoin the field still at the front.
Lapping in the low 1:56’s consistently for the final stretch of the race, Jack crossed the finishing line to take the win by more than 10-seconds and rounded off a dominating performance around the ‘Temple of Speed’.
“Wow! That was a special race and one of the best my career. I really felt in the zone and car felt amazing the entire race. It was a great call by the team to save the fresh rubber for the final race as he definitely paid dividends. We knew it would be tough work with the success penalty we were carrying but that only spurred me on more!”