Photo: BRDC F4
Jake Dalton became the first two-time winner in BRDC Formula 4 with victory from pole position in race one at Brands Hatch.
The MGR driver beat Ginetta Junior champion Charlie Robertson to top spot in qualifying on Saturday morning by 0.06 seconds around the tight Indy circuit.
In the race, Dalton kept first place at the start and stayed ahead of HHC?s Richardson to record his second straight victory after winning at the Silverstone opener. The result moves him into the championship lead.
?I knew if I could get off the line in the lead I would have a chance of controlling the race from there,? said Dalton afterwards. ?Charlie was putting me under huge pressure and was a little bit quicker than I expected him to be, and he managed to stay close to me.
?I?m delighted to claim the lead in the championship and at the moment that?s all that matters. It?s going to be extremely tough in race two starting from eighth and it?s going to be all about making that start count. I?ve got to go for it.?
American driver Falco Wauer completed the podium after holding third place throughout. Matthew Graham finished in fourth place after getting ahead of both Sennan Fielding and Jake Hughes.
Series debutant James Fletcher claimed a fine seventh place finish with a late pass on Silverstone winner Matt Bell, who will start race two from the reverse grid. Seb Morris made up ground from a poor qualifying to finish ninth ahead of Jack Barlow.
|1||Jake Dalton||MGR Motorsport||25 laps in 19:24.102|
|2||Charlie Robertson||HHC Motorsport||+0.175|
|3||Falco Wauer||Team KBSports||+2.729|
|4||Matthew Graham||Sean Walkinshaw Racing||+3.498|
|5||Sennan Fielding||Douglas Motorsport||+5.999|
|6||Jake Hughes||Lanan Racing||+6.682|
|7||James Fletcher||Team KBS||+8.724|
|8||Matt Bell||MattRBell Racing Team E-Lites||+9.332|
|10||Jack Barlow||Sean Walkinshaw Racing||+11.515|
|11||Diego Menchaca||MGR Motorsport||+11.818|
|13||Pietro Fittipaldi||MGR Motorsport||+14.392|
|14||Gustavo Lima||HHC Motorsport||+17.411|
|15||Luke Williams||Chris Dittmann Racing||+18.496|
|17||James Greenway||Frank T Greenway Racing||+21.724|
|18||Raoul Hyman||HHC Motorsport||+26.561|
|19||Daniel Headlam||Lanan Racing||+35.601|
|20||Malgorzata Rdest||Douglas Motorsport||+39.085|
|21||Dylon Phibbs||Chris Dittmann Racing||+40.121|
|23||Rahul Raj Mayer||Hillspeed||+42.681|
|Zou Si Rui||Sean Walkinshaw Racing||0 laps|