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Dalton wins race three of Silverstone BRDC F4 opener

by Peter Allen

Photo: BRDC F4

Jake Dalton became the third different winner from the three races on the opening BRDC F4 weekend at Silverstone, while second-place was enough for the consistent Seb Morris to claim an early championship lead despite not winning yet.

Dalton started from second on the grid, determined by the fastest laps from the first two races, and got past pole-sitter Matthew Graham with a good start. He quickly built up an early cushion and won by three seconds from Morris.

Graham was passed for third by SWR team-mate and race two winner Jack Barlow on lap two, but retook the place soon afterwards to secure a place on the podium, where Formula 1 star and Mark Webber was on hand to present the trophies as a BRDC member.

Charlie Robertson finished in fourth ahead of race one winner Matt Bell, with Barlow shuffled down to sixth place by the end. Sennan Fielding and Ross Gunn completed the top eight, with Latin Americans Diego Menchaca and Gustavo Lima rounding out the top ten, Menchaca working his way through from the back of the grid.

A third and two second-places gives Morris a two-point lead over Dalton, with the other race winners Bell and Barlow four and eight points further back respectively. Round two takes place at Brands Hatch on 18-19 May.

Race results
Pos Driver? Team Time/Gap
1 Jake Dalton MGR Motorsport 10 laps in 21:09.904
2 Seb Morris Hillspeed +3.176
3 Matthew Graham Sean Walkinshaw Racing +9.923
4 C.Robertson HHC Motorsport +11.488
5 Matt Bell MattRBell Racing Team E-Lites +14.761
6 Jack Barlow Sean Walkinshaw Racing +15.586
7 Sennan Fielding Douglas Motorsport +27.529
8 Ross Gunn Motionsport +30.532
9 Diego Menchaca MGR Motorsport +33.225
10 Gustavo Lima HHC Motorsport +52.407
11 Raoul Hyman HHC Motorsport +55.449
12 Malgorzata Rdest Douglas Motorsport +56.804
13 James Greenway Frank T Greenway Racing +1:00.089
14 Simon Rudd Motionsport +1:02.355
15 Rahul Raj Mayer Hillspeed +1:02.647
Not classified
Falco Wauer Team KBSports 5 laps
Daniel Headlam Lanan Racing 3 laps
Struan Moore Hillspeed 3 laps
Zou Si Rui Sean Walkinshaw Racing 2 laps
P.Fittipaldi MGR Motorsport 0 laps
Jake Hughes Lanan Racing 0 laps