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British F4 will not re-run cancelled Croft race

by Bethonie Waring
British F4

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

The cancelled Croft British Formula 4 race will not be re-run at a later event, organisers of the championship have confirmed.

The second race of the weekend at the Yorkshire circuit was red-flagged after two laps due to dangerous weather conditions.

Initial plans were to rerun the race at another event, as happened two years ago when the final race of the Oulton Park meeting was run at Knockhill three weekends later.

But a decision by National Court means the race will not be re-run and the results of the two lap race will be upheld, with half-points awarded.

The decision means Josh Skelton picks up his maiden victory in the championship, having held onto the lead after starting the reverse grid race from pole. Sebastian Alvarez and Bart Horsten complete the podium.

Zane Maloney, who finished fifth, extends his lead in the championship over Louis Foster, sixth, by a single point. His record run of seven wins in a row has now been broken up though, with his victory run now standing at four.

The decision to cancel the race garnered mixed reactions from the drivers, but all those Formula Scout spoke to at Croft agreed it would have been dangerous to race.

“In some ways [I’m happy with the decision], but I got a really good start and my pace looked quite good, and it probably would have been a bit easier to overtake as well,” said Horsten. “So I’m going to say no, but it was pretty dangerous.”

Foster added: “It was disappointing not to have a race, but I don’t think that race could have continued.”