Right here is the recap of a weekend filled with action in German, Spanish and British System 4 championships.
German System 4
Bearman triumphs on Saturday in Hockenheim
Oliver Bearman from the Van Amersfoort Racing crew won the opening ADAC System 4 flee on the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg. The 16-one year-ancient Brit led from originate to protect out to grab a commanding victory on the 4.574-kilometre high-velocity circuit approach Heidelberg. In doing so, he claimed his fifth victory in seven races up to now this season, and added an further 25 parts to his tally in the championship. Irish rookie Alex Dunne (15, US Racing) accomplished runner-up, 1.706 seconds unhurried Bearman. Rounding off the podium in third articulate turned into Luke Browning (19, Gargantuan Britain, US Racing). Bearman started strongly from pole arena and had already established a lead of one and a half seconds by the tip of the opening lap. At the abet of him, three US Racing drivers were embroiled in a thrilling early commerce. Dunne, who had skidded valid into a gravel mattress on the formation lap, took his different and plan off in pursuit of Bearman from 2d articulate. Browning and ADAC Stiftung Sport driver Tim Tramnitz (16, Hamburg, US Racing) went toe-to-toe in a sure fight for third articulate. The drivers in the main community produced flawless performances in the final third of the flee, every affirming their arena via to the function. Bearman, Dunne, Browning and Tramnitz were followed dwelling in fifth articulate by Vlad Lomko (16, Russia, US Racing). Sixth articulate went to Frenchman Victor Bernier (17, R-ace GP), sooner than Russia’s Nikita Bedrin (15, Van Amersfoort Pilot) in seventh. Marcus Amand (15, France, R-ace GP) turned into eighth. Hungarian Bence Valint (16, Van Amersfoort Racing) and Switzerland’s Michael Sauter (16, Sauter Engineering+Abolish) came dwelling ninth and tenth. Hamburg’s Tramnitz plan the fastest lap time of 1: 42.239 minutes. The rookie rivals turned into won by Dunne, sooner than Dedrin and Amand. “It is far de facto colossal to like won the main flee here. Particularly after I claimed my very first flee accept as true with in a single-seater here final one year. I returned to the circuit with very fond memories,” talked about Bearman after his fifth accept as true with of the season. “The flee might perchance per chance well well like looked easy from the skin, but the three guys unhurried me achieve me below quite lots of tension. Alex Dunne, in train, had appropriate tear in the main half of the flee. Alternatively, he never bought shut ample and in the tip I did an correct job of preserving him at bay. I’m hoping I’m in a position to accept as true with the identical again the next day.”
Bearman is refusing to be drawn into thoughts of winning the title with races to spare. “It is far a protracted flee, a protracted championship.” The 16-one year-ancient’s preliminary focus is on flee two on Sunday, which he starts from unhurried pole-sitter Tim Tramnitz: “I made an correct originate. I would cherish to repeat that. Tim, on the different hand, had a heart-broken originate. If he desire to accept as true with the identical pronounce again, it will revenue me,” talked about Bearman, who expects it, “to be a if truth be told appropriate flee.”
Tramnitz and Bedrin accept as true with the Sunday races in Hockenheim
Hockenheim. The predominant wins of the season for US Racing driver Tim Tramnitz (16) and Nikita Bedrin (15, Van Amersfoort Racing) from Russia took centre stage in ADAC System 4 on Sunday on the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg. Within the main flee of the day, unhurried in the morning, it turned into Hamburg’s Tramnitz who converted pole arena to grab victory. The German national anthem turned into then played to honour the winner for the main time this season. “I am mega tickled. My originate turned into not so appropriate, but the auto then felt very appropriate,” talked a pair of pleased Tramnitz. The US Racing crew, flee by Gerhard Ungar and worn System 1 driver Ralf Schumacher, furthermore well-liked an further two podium results. ADAC Stiftung Sport driver Tramnitz turned into joined on the podium by his crew-mates Alex Dunne (15, Ireland) and Luke Browning (19, Gargantuan Britain) in 2d and third articulate respectively. Reverse grid and loads pleasure in the afternoon: in the third and final flee of the weekend, the tip eight from flee two lined up in reverse expose. On the front row, Bence Valint (16, Hungary, Van Amersfoort Racing) started from pole arena, alongside Bedrin. Valint made a heart-broken originate and turned into down in ninth articulate by the time he completed the opening lap. Dunne turned into furthermore wretched and turned into forced to retire from the flee. At the pinnacle of the self-discipline, Bedrin assumed the lead sooner than the faststarting Oliver Bearman (16, Gargantuan Britain, Van Amersfoort Racing) and Vlad Lomko (16, Russia, US Racing). What ensued turned into a thrilling flee with a selection of overtakes. Within the tip, rookie Bedrin took victory sooner than Bearman and Lomko, who furthermore plan the fastest lap of the flee (1: 42.697 minutes). “I am more than gay with the result. It turned into a advanced flee. Within the tip, I turned into lacking a miniature little bit of little bit of velocity, but I turned into in a arena to defend my lead,” talked about Bedrin. Fourth articulate went to Tramnitz, sooner than Victor Bernier (17, France, R-ace GP) in fifth. Browning, Valint and Joshua Dufek (16, Switzerland, Van Amersfoort Racing) came dwelling sixth, seventh and eighth.
At the halfway point in the ADAC System 4 season, Van Amersfoort Racing driver Bearman holds a commanding lead in the total standings with 167 parts to his title. “I am clearly gay to be main on the halfway point of the season, but there might perchance be gentle a protracted manner to head. We must continue to get appropriate results, in expose to return out on top in the tip,” talked about Bearman. His closest rival is now Tramnitz (118 parts), who took revenue of the absence of Prema Powerteam drivers Sebastian Montoya (16, Columbia) and Kirill Smal (16, Russia). Within the rookie rivals, Bedrin (186 parts) defended his lead. Van Amersfoort Racing leads the Group of workers rivals, sooner than US Racing. The next flee weekend in the ADAC System 4 takes articulate from 1st to third October on the
Spanish System 4
Sebastian Ogaard wins the main flee in Valencia
The Danish Campos Racing driver took his first accept as true with of the weekend with a ten 2d margin over the 2d positioned driver. Dilano Van’t Hoff and Dani Maciá out of the weather after an incident.
Sebastian Ogaard took his third accept as true with of the season in the main flee at Ricardo Tormo this weekend. After his double victory in Portimao, the 2d in the championship has lower 25 parts on this flee to his closest rival, Dilano Van’t Hoff, who turned into mad by an incident in the early phases of the flee.
The Dutch MP Motorsport driver turned into combating with Daniel Maciá for 2d articulate on the podium when, with bigger than fifteen minutes left in the flee, the Dutchman’s front hover hit the System Champions driver’s magnificent rear wheel. An incident which forced each drivers to a pit discontinue after which they were unable to get shut to the weather.
This trouble allowed Campos Racing to place each drivers in the tip of the standings. Pepe Martí, who started from fifth arena, took revenue of Ryabov’s harmful originate and the incident between Van’t Hoff and Maciá to grab 2d articulate, which he would defend till the tip of the flee from Quique Bordas’ assaults.
The System of Champions driver achieve tension on Pepe Martí throughout the 2d half of the flee, then again, he turned into unable to overtake the Spaniard. On this vogue, Campos Racing, with its fifth accept as true with this season, is the fitting crew with more victories in 2021, being MP Motorsport, with six, the fitting crew with more wins this one year 2021.
Third articulate, no topic crossing the function line in fourth, went to Marsim Arkhangelskii. The Russian Drivex driver scored his first podium of the season after the two-2d penalty imposed on Quique Bordas on the tip of the flee, who lost two positions and turned into relegated to fifth.
Dilano Van’t Hoff and Sebastian Ogaard won the 2d day of rivals
The Dutch MP Motorsport driver won the short flee while Ogaard won the 2d long flee of the weekend.
The championship leader took his sixth victory of the season on Sunday on the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia. After his incident on the main day of the flee with Daniel Maciá, where he turned into relegated to the abet of the grid after being forced to develop a pit discontinue to alternate his front hover, the Dutchman managed to climb to the tip of the podium no topic crossing the function line in 2d articulate.
A penalty imposed on Daniel Maciá on the tip of the flee relegated the Spanish System of Champions driver to the 2d step of the podium, allowing Dilano Van’t Hoff to grab his first accept as true with in a short flee this season. Equally, Vladislav Ryabov, who took the chequered flag in third, turned into furthermore penalised in the closing phases of the flee. This trouble allowed Rik Koen, who would prefer accomplished fourth, to transfer as much as third articulate and seize his 2d podium this season.
Within the third flee, as in the main, it turned into Sebastian Ogaard’s turn. Despite the true fact that the Danish rider did not accept as true with by the ten-2d margin with which he took his first victory, this victory offers him his 2d double this season after the one in Portimao. Van’t Hoff accomplished 2d, having battled for plenty of the flee with Ogaard. The championship leader, who again started from pole arena, made a mistake originally and turned into relegated to eighth arena, from where he managed to get greater to inner a pair of tenths of a 2d of Ogaard on the function line.
Third articulate in the 2d flee on Sunday went to Filip Jenic. The Serbian Teo Martin Motorsport driver led for quite lots of the flee, but an incident with Alejandro Garcia on the main straight introduced the protection car out and compacted the self-discipline. After having tried to distance himself from his closest pursuers in the opening laps, Jenic’s tyres might perchance per chance well well not withstand the tension from Ogaard and Van’t Hoff, who overtook him with seconds to head.
After the third spherical of the championship Dilano Van’t Hoff remains the leader of the drivers’ and rookies’ championship while MP Motorsport continues to handbook the crew championship. The next spherical of the championship will most probably be held in Jerez on October 2nd and third.
British System 4
McKenzy Cresswell made the headlines with a brace of lights-to-flag victories at York
- Cresswell takes brace of lights-to-flag triumphs in North Yorkshire.
- Bolger defends valiantly to seal maiden accept as true with in action-packed reverse grid flee.
- Zagazeta leapfrogs Rees at championship summit, Fortec out front in Teams Cup.
- Series heads subsequent to Silverstone, Northants this coming weekend (25-26 September).
The JHR Traits racer turned into the class of the self-discipline in qualifying to grab his 2d and third pole positions of the season respectively, and on each events fended off a predominant-corner trouble into Clervaux sooner than bolting sure on the front.
The predominant saw him saunter wheel-to-wheel with JHR crew-mate and erstwhile championship leader Matthew Rees, then in Sunday’s ITV4-televised finale it turned into the turn of Matias Zagazeta (Phinsys by Argenti) to strive the identical transfer throughout the skin into the main corner.
On each events, Cresswell emerged forward, sooner than capitalising on a laborious-fought fight unhurried to stretch his lead, taking the chequered flag 3.8 and 4.6 seconds sure respectively.
His victories propel him abet into the thick of the title fight with nine rounds gentle to flee, the 15-one year-ancient now third unhurried Rees and original leader Zagazeta, the Peruvian bagging a sturdy haul of parts – plus a podium function – to annex top articulate on the summit by 5 parts.
Cresswell sits an further 15 markers abet, with one other podium function for Joel Granfors (Fortec) promoting him to fourth past James Hedley (Carlin), and appropriate three parts panicked of the tip three in the standings.
Cresswell’s visits to the winner’s circle e book-ended a maiden victory for Carlin’s Dougie Bolger, the Japanese racer emerging victorious from a thrilling reverse grid contest in the evening sunshine on Saturday.
Bolger started from pole and survived a 3-extensive fight into Clervaux that wiped out Arden’s David Morales and left his crew-mate Georgi Dimitrov on the abet but came below rising tension unhurried on from crew-mate Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak.
Inthraphuvasak, who had secured 2d past Kai Askey (Carlin) with a daring dive to the inner at Tower the lap prior, attempted the identical transfer on Bolger, but the latter held firm to grab the flag a mere 0.4 seconds to wrap up his first accept as true with, and a 1-2 function for the Farnham-basically basically based crew.
That flee furthermore heralded a welcome return to the rostrum for Phinsys by Argenti’s Marcos Flack, the Australian making a unhurried transfer on Askey to raise up his first silverware since Snetterton in June.
And a sturdy weekend for Michael Meadows’ outfit turned into rounded out successfully with a maiden podium function for Aiden Neate, the 15-one year-ancient taking third in the final flee after preserving Zagazeta appropriate for the runner-up articulate in the closing laps.
Within the Rookie Cup, Rees remains out front by 40 parts from Cresswell, who jumps abet sooner than Ollie Grey (Fortec) into 2d articulate, and Grey’s Fortec Motorsport crew abet their Teams Cup revenue by a reduced 55-point margin over JHR Traits.
After a rapid-fire turnaround, British F4 will most probably be abet in action at Silverstone, Northamptonshire, this weekend (25-26 September).