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Jake Hughes quickest on BRDC F4 test day at Snetterton

by Peter Allen

Photo: BRDC F4

Jake Hughes posted the fastest time on a test day at Snetterton ahead of this weekend’s first ever round of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship at Silverstone.

The Lanan Racing driver posted a best lap of 1m51.009s during the afternoon, putting him 0.119s clear of morning pacesetter Jake Dalton.

“After today I think I can definitely challenge for wins,” said Hughes, who is embarking on his first full season of car racing. “Points are ultimately the main objective but I?m going to be trying to get the most points coming away from the first round.

?It was good to have a first chance to see where everyone is in terms of time, and I think we progressed well throughout the day, switching from used to new tyres to try different set ups, and towards the end of the day I think we found a set up which suits me well. The lap wasn?t perfect though and there?s still more time to come – I think I could have gone even quicker.”

Privateer Matt Bell was third, four tenths off the pace, ahead of Telmex-backed Diego Menchaca. Ginetta Junior champion Charlie Robertson took fifth spot, ahead of the man he beat to that title, Sennan Fielding.

Brazilian Gustavo Lima, fresh from a race win in South American F3 last weekend, was seventh ahead of compatriot Pietro Fittipaldi. Matthew Graham and Falco Wauer completed the top ten.

18 cars took part in the test, with Hillspeed absent after their transporter suffered a road accident on Monday.

Collective times
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Jake Hughes Lanan Racing 1:51.009
2 Jake Dalton Mark Godwin Racing +0.119
3 Matt Bell MattRBellRacing Team E-Lites +0.474
4 Diego Menchaca Mark Godwin Racing +0.543
5 Charlie Robertson HHC Motorsport +0.731
6 Sennan Fielding Douglas Motorsport +1.056
7 Gustavo Lima HHC Motorsport +1.083
8 Pietro Fittipaldi Mark Godwin Racing +1.158
9 Matthew Graham Sean Walkinshaw Racing +1.186
10 Falco Wauer Team KBS +1.566
11 Raoul Hyman HHC Motorsport +1.682
12 Ross Gunn Motionsport +2.891
13 Simon Rudd Motionsport +2.991
14 Daniel Headlam Lanan Racing +3.207
15 James Greenway Frank T Greenway Racing +4.016
16 Matt Dittmann Chris Dittmann Racing +4.285
17 Zou Sirui Sean Walkinshaw Racing +5.584
18 Malgosia Rdest Douglas Motorsport +6.891