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Harrison Scott dominates wet first race for new BRDC F4 car

by Peter Allen
Harrison Scott

Photo: BRDC F4

Top Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 rookie Harrison Scott scored a dominant win at a wet Snetterton in the first race for the new BRDC Formula 4 car, the Autumn Trophy opener.

Scott beat fellow proven single-seater aces Struan Moore, Sennan Fielding and Ben Barnicoat to pole position for Douglas Motorsport, and beat the competition away from the line at the start of the race.

Barnicoat climbed to second ahead of Moore, while Fielding fell to the back of the seven-car pack.

Scott opened up a two-second margin ahead of Barnicoat and his led increased considerably on lap three when the Fortec driver hit trouble.

Inheriting second was HHC Motorsport driver Sisa Ngebulana, who rose from sixth to fourth at the start before then passing Moore.

Scott was able to extend his lead from nine seconds to 16 by the end of lap 10.

Barnicoat had fallen to fourth but managed to get back ahead of returning Hillspeed racer Struan Moore before the end to make the podium.

Contact between Barnicoat and Moore also enabled the recovering Fielding to get fourth for HHC.

Ameya Vaidyanathan had been ahead of Fielding in the second Hillspeed car when he went off at Riches and retired, allowing Fortec’s Faisal Al Zubair to round out the six finishers.

Update: Barnicoat was given a 20-second penalty for the contact with Moore, dropping him to fifth.

Race results
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Harrison Scott Douglas Motorsport 10 laps in 21:53.794
2 Sisa Ngebulana HHC Motorsport +16.116
3 Sennan Fielding HHC Motorsport +21.574
4 Struan Moore Hillspeed +35.869
5 Ben Barnicoat Fortec Motorsports +38.502
6 Faisal Al Zubair Fortec Motorsports +46.998
Not classified
Ameya Vaidyanathan Hillspeed +6 laps