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Di Mauro halts Palmer’s winning run with race four victory

by Peter Allen
Gaetano di Mauro

Photo: BRDC F4

Gaetano di Mauro denied Will Palmer a clean sweep of victories in the BRDC F4 Winter Championship opener at Snetterton by winning the fourth and final race of the weekend.

Starting from pole, Palmer retained the lead initially but then went off later on the first lap, handing the initiative to di Mauro.

On a clear track, that was dryer than earlier and good enough for everyone to start on slicks, di Mauro was able to extend his advantage over Palmer, taking the chequered flag just under six seconds clear.

Jordan Albert scored his second podium finish of the weekend in third, passing Rodrigo Fonseca early on and then withstanding mid-race pressure from Connor Jupp, who also got ahead of the Mexican.

Harrison Newey completed a promising first weekend in BRDC F4 with sixth place, once again leading the newcomers ahead of Fernando Urrutia, Enzo Bortoleto and Zubair Hoque.

At the midway point of the eight-race series, Palmer leads di Mauro by 12 points in the standings.

Race results
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Gaetano di Mauro PetroBall Racing 10 laps in 21:17.568
2 Will Palmer HHC Motorsport +5.923
3 Jordan Albert Sean Walkinshaw Racing +25.729
4 Connor Jupp Mectech Motorsport +32.806
5 Rodrigo Fonseca Douglas Motorsport +41.644
6 Harrison Newey HHC Motorsport +58.040
7 Enzo Bortoleto PetroBall Racing +1m24.623
8 Fernando Urrutia Sean Walkinshaw Racing +1m30.401
9 Zubair Hoque HHC Motorsport +1m51.232