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Hoe snatches pole from Stromsted at Ring Djursland in Danish F4

by Ida Wood

Photo: Boxengasse Media – Motorsport Photo & PR

Mads Hoe put his Formula 5 car on pole for the third time in five attempts this year in Danish Formula 4 with a last-minute lap at Ring Djursland.

Qualifying on Saturday morning went on for longer than usual, as a late red flag stoppage brought about after the debuting Frederik Lund hit trouble meant the session was extended by a few minutes.

Prior to the red flag it was Team FSP’s Noah Stromsted who was provisionally on pole, having moved to the top after early battlers Juju Noda (Noda Racing) and William Wulf (Team FSP) stopped posting improvements.

At times Noda fell down as far was fifth before returning to top spot as she was at the head of the queue that exited the pits. Hoe became the first driver to lap sub-51s, but he got bettered by Noda who was one of few drivers who decided to stay on track for the entirety of the pre-red flag period.

Stromstead meanwhile pitted, and on fresh tyres he was then able to post several successive improvements that brought him from fourth to first, and by over a quarter of a second.

Hoe was back down to fourth at the time of the red flag, but once getting up to speed afterwards had enough time in the remaining additional minutes to post two flying laps. The first was a personal best but led to no position gain, but the second put him on pole by 0.020s as the chequered flag was waved.

Stromsted couldn’t match his previous pace and qualified second, with Noda and Wulf filling the grid’s second row.

Hoe’s F5 driver Jacob Bjerring qualified fifth, and a late improvement by Emmo Fittipaldi brought him up to sixth in the next of the F4 cars.

Sebastian Gravlund and Lund, factory kart drivers for Kosmic and Kart Republic respectively, ended up in eighth and 11th as they heralded the return of Team Formula Sport.

Qualifying results [F5 entrants in italics]
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Mads Hoe Mads Hoe Motorsport 50.249s
2 Noah Stromsted Team FSP +0.020s
3 Juju Noda Noda Racing +0.283s
4 William Wulf Team FSP +0.361s
5 Jacob Bjerring Mads Hoe Motorsport +0.488s
6 Emmo Fittipaldi Team FSP +0.652s
7 Mads Riis Mads Hoe Motorsport +0.666s
8 Sebastian Gravlund Team Formula Sport +1.116s
9 Lind Sonderskov Sonderskov Motorsport +1.462s
10 Mille Hoe Mads Hoe Motorsport +2.325s
11 Frederik Lund Team Formula Sport +2.379s
12 Peter Henriksen Henriksen Racing +3.692s
13 Michella Rasmussen Henriksen Racing +7.215s
14 Frederik Stena SD Racing no time