Receive below the highlights from a weekend of racing in British and German System 4 Championships.
Rees & Dimitrov part the headlines at Snetterton
Matthew Rees launched himself into title opponents with a double victory after sharing the headlines with Georgi Dimitrov on an eventful weekend (12-13 June) of F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost racing at Snetterton.
JHR Tendencies racer Rees persisted his enviable qualifying file – four pole positions from a that which you would possibly maybe accept as true with 4 – and took a lights-to-flag victory within the hole contest to notch up his first take grasp of in single seaters.
He then made it a brace of trips to the discontinue step of the rostrum on Sunday after managing the gap – and a security automobile restart – are dwelling on ITV4 to shut to inside 25 components of championship chief James Hedley (Fortec).
Rees’ triumphs bookended an eventful reverse grid bound as Georgi Dimitrov marked his debut – and Richardson Racing’s return to the series – with a maiden take grasp of of his grasp.
Fellow newcomer David Morales led from pole predicament, then later his group of workers-mate Thomas Ikin (Arden Motorsport) as he fended off a charging Kai Askey (Carlin).
The next exit out of the Wilson Hairpin gave third-placed Dimitrov a bigger bustle past the pair, and from there he duly checked out and built up a tickled 5-second margin of victory.
Ikin held on for a first podium within the class, with group of workers-mate Zak Taylor sending a pass past Askey on the within Riches with two minutes left on the clock to ticket it two visits to the rostrum in as many meetings in third.
Hedley’s weekend started in assured vogue, the BRDC Rising Star taking second on the avenue late Rees within the opener after warding off McKenzy Cresswell (JHR), who carried out third.
Even supposing he made forward development within the reverse grid bound, he might maybe handiest take care of a non-gain in 11th, sooner than a struggling with power to fourth on Sunday to grab his lead, and Fortec’s attend within the Teams Cup over JHR.
Hedley’s Fortec group of workers-mate Joel Granfors made the lunge back and forth to Norfolk as his closest challenger, and after bound two held the enviable file of being the supreme driver within the sphere with a ultimate bustle of components-scoring finishes, but an incident with Roman Bilinski (Carlin) within the closing bound dented his title hopes.
Granfors lunged to the within Bilinski whereas disputing seventh on the Wilson Hairpin, the 2 making contact on the exit. Bilinski’s automobile survived the ordeal, but a lightweight nudge in opposition to the barriers spelt the discontinue of Granfors’ afternoon, the Swede retiring sooner than the restart.
He therefore drops to fourth within the components, having been leapfrogged by Rees and the ultra-constant Cresswell, who made it three podiums in four races with third all over again within the finale.
On that event, he was once bested late on by Marcos Flack, the Phinsys by Argenti racer making a solid case for ‘Driver of the Weekend’ across the triple-header.
His maiden single seater podium in bound three apart, the Aussie racer ran up front inside the discontinue 5 within the hole bound and made up eleven positions from the rear of the sphere to attain components within the reverse grid bump into.
That places him up into seventh outright late Taylor and Joseph Loake, the JHR racer including one other brace of top-ten finishes to his file this day lunge back and forth.
It proved to be a weekend of ‘what ifs’ for the closing Fortec challenger of Oliver Gray. He carried out fourth in bound one and might need usurped Cresswell and Hedley for a dwelling on the rostrum if not for Flack’s late downside.
He ran to tenth in bound two but stalled within the initiating of bound three and dropped to the rear of the sphere. The safety automobile gave him a likelihood to atone for the error, and he duly made six passes to attain 11th, but it for dawdle was once a weekend that promised more for the karting graduate.
He now sits eighth within the components, with Matias Zagazeta (Argenti) and Abbi Pulling (JHR) two components apart late for ninth and tenth after a brace of components finishes apiece and a engaging battle out heading within the correct route in bound three.
Again and again again the Peruvian gave the influence to grasp the trail to prefer fifth on the avenue, but a sublime defensive power by Pulling ensured she would equal her most efficient result of the season to this point and give her title uncover some grounding to construct on at Brands Hatch.
Dimitrov’s victory and Ikin’s podium elevate them to 11th and 12th total respectively, the pair moreover tied on components with Carlin’s Dougie Bolger.
Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak leapfrogs Eduardo Coseteng into 14th and 15th, the latter now degree on components with Bilinski after the Polish racer added a solitary present his total within the opener.
Askey’s profession-most efficient fourth in bound two moves him to inside striking distance of the neighborhood forward, whereas David Morales can replicate with pleasure on a solid initiating to existence within the class, in particular a improbable defensive exhibiting from pole within the second bound.
The subsequent three rounds of the F4 British Championship happen at Brands Hatch, Kent on the 26-27 June.
Double success on the Crimson Bull Ring: Bearman wins the hole two races
Van Amersfoort driver takes two commanding victories. Tramnitz unable to transform pole predicament in bound two. Third and final bound on Sunday.
Two races, two wins – Oliver Bearman has enjoyed the final word initiating to the ADAC System 4 season-opener to this point. The Brit claimed commanding victories in both races on Saturday.
Bearman led from initiating to attain in bound one. The 16-year-faded from the Van Amersfoort Racing group of workers, who started from pole predicament, controlled the bound from the word lunge to prefer victory within the hole bound of the season. Sebastian Montoya (16, Columbia, Prema Powerteam) came house in second predicament, prior to Russian Kirill Smal (16, Prema Powerteam). Hamburg’s Tim Tramnitz (16, US Racing), an ADAC Stiftung Sport driver, was once fourth. Fifth predicament went to Italian visitor driver Leonardo Fornaroli (16, Iron Lynx).
Basically the most easy-placed rookie was once Nikita Bedrin (15, Russia, Van Amersfoort Racing) in twelfth predicament, adopted by Maya Weug (17, Belgium, Iron Lynx), who carried out 15th. Third predicament within the rookie opponents went to Marcus Amand (15, France, R-ace GP).
Tim Tramnitz (US Racing) started the day’s second bound from pole predicament, but did not web off to a correct form initiating. Bearman took chubby attend, losing tiny time in passing the actual person from Hamburg. From that point on, the 16-year-faded dominated the sphere, real as he had in bound one. ADAC Stiftung Sport driver Tramnitz at final came house second, adopted by Italian visitor driver Leonardo Fornaroli (Iron Lynx). Joshua Dufek (Switzerland, Van Amersfoort Racing) was once fifth, prior to Luke Browning (US Racing), the 2020 British System 4 champion.
“I’m in actuality tickled. We knew from qualifying and doubtlessly the most most significant bound that now we grasp the trail. I had a very correct form initiating and was once then in a predicament to initiate a lead, which I managed to grab correct form through to the attain,” acknowledged Bearman, summing up bound two. “The most most significant to the take grasp of was once positively the initiating, which just will not be in actuality one in all my strengths. I grasp labored on that and this initiating was once the root for the victory,” the Brit added.
Tramnitz was once typically at ease with his result in bound two, but was once less pleased than Bearman with his initiating: “P2 is in a roundabout draw aloof a correct form result. I started from pole predicament and would clearly grasp cherished to grasp won. I don’t accept as true with my reaction time was once very correct form within the initiating. We’ll have the choice to should always analyse that again.” Meanwhile, Fornaroli was once at ease with his third predicament: “It was once a terribly correct form bound from me. I had a correct form initiating and my trail was once correct form.”
In the rookie opponents, Nikita Bedrin was once again first across the attain line, adopted once again by Maya Weug. Michael Sauter (16, Switzerland, Sauter Engineering+Make) was once the third-fastest newcomer in bound two.
The final bound takes predicament on Sunday and aspects the acquainted reverse grid, which sees the discontinue eight drivers from bound two initiating in reverse inform.
“I’m positively taking a peek to be among the many front-runners again in bound three – preferably on the rostrum again,” acknowledged Tramnitz, making his intentions advantageous. Bearman can ticket it the final word weekend with another take grasp of: “I don’t grasp any most most significant expectations for the next day’s bound. I should always attain as many components as that which you would possibly maybe accept as true with and am taking a peek forward to it,” acknowledged the relaxed Brit.
Browning wins eventful third bound
The “young wild ones” lived up to their name within the third and final ADAC System 4 bound in Austria. In an eventful bound with a host of overtaking manoeuvres, retirements and security automobile phases, Luke Browning (US Racing) at final benefitted from a penalty handed to Sebastian Montoya (Prema Powerteam) to remark his first victory in ADAC System 4. Montoya was once first across the attain line, but in a roundabout draw needed to resolve for seventh predicament after receiving a time penalty for an early initiating.
Victor Bernier (16, R-ace GP) started from pole predicament, prior to Montoya and Kirill Smal (16, Prema Powerteam). Acceptable from the off, the trio had been embroiled in a fierce battle on the head of the sphere. Montoya passed Bernier within the initiating to lead going into the Niki Lauda nook. Alternatively, love Bernier, the Columbian started too rapidly and was once in consequence of this fact handed a 5-second penalty. Quickly after, Marcus Amand (15, R-ace GP) came off the track, ensuing in a security automobile section. Montoya got away neatly on the restart and was once in transient in a predicament to pull a long way off from Bernier. Alternatively, the Frenchman and Limited remained hot on Montoya’s heels and did take care of to lunge the Columbian at one point. Smal then misplaced his front hover when attempting to lunge Bernier for the lead and was once compelled out of the bound. That incident allowed Montoya to rating the lead and pull advantageous of the chasing pack.
Montoya went on to horrifying the attain line first, however the victory was once then awarded to second-placed Browning. Cenyu Han (16, Van Amersfoort Racing) adopted second predicament, with third going to rookie Nikita Bedrin (15, Van Amersfoort Racing), adopted by Taylor Barnard (17, BWR Racing), Valentino Catalano (15, BWR Racing) and Sami Meguetounif (17, R-ace GP). Pole-sitter Bernier at final needed to resolve for 13th predicament.
“The group of workers labored in actuality neatly collectively. We communicated beautifully at some stage within the bound. I used to be once continuously kept knowledgeable about what was once occurring on the track. I’m able to’t give it some thought working any better,” acknowledged the victorious Browning after the bound. Han summed up his second predicament as follows: “That was once a very correct form bound from me, I’m in actuality at ease with it. I clearly benefitted a tiny bit of from mistakes made by different drivers. No matter this, I used to be once in a predicament to web through my bound neatly and did not web flustered.”
Oliver Bearman (16, Van Amersfoort Racing), who won doubtlessly the most most significant two races on Saturday, was once compelled to retire after a collision with his Van Amersfoort group of workers-mate Joshua Dufek. Tim Tramnitz (16, US Racing) misplaced his rear hover after a collision with Italian visitor driver Francesco Braschi (16, Jenzer Motorsport) and came house in 15th predicament.
The subsequent bound weekend takes predicament from ninth July to 11th July in Zandvoort, within the Netherlands.