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Josh Skelton leads British F4 practice before rain hits Thruxton

by Elliot Wood

Photo: Jakob Ebery Photography

JHR Developments’ Josh Skelton and Arden’s Bart Horsten set the pace in the two British Formula 4 free practice sessions at Thruxton.

Wet weather hit the afternoon session, meaning it was the morning times that stood as the benchmarks at the end of the dry.

Skelton was a clear 0.436 seconds ahead in FP1, with both of his team-mates in the top five. Double R Racing’s Louis Foster was second fastest, just ahead of Carter Williams (JHR), Arden’s Tommy Foster and Alex Walker (JHR).

The second Arden car of Alex Connor was sixth, ahead of Richardson Racing’s Luke Browning and the two main title contenders Sebastian Alvarez (Double R) and Zane Maloney (Carlin).

While Horsten could only manage the 10th fastest time of the morning, he was quickest in the wet by 0.188s in the afternoon over Williams. Championship leader Maloney improved to third in the afternoon session.

 

Free Practice results
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Josh Skelton JHR Developments 1m13.661s
2 Louis Foster Double R Racing +0.436s
3 Carter Williams JHR Developments +0.466s
4 Tommy Foster Arden +0.561s
5 Alex Walker JHR Developments +0.622s
6 Alex Connor Arden +0.627s
7 Luke Browning Richardson Racing +0.861s
8 Sebastian Alvarez Double R Racing +0.905s
9 Zane Maloney Carlin +0.959s
10 Bart Horsten Arden +0.994s
11 Roberto Faria Fortec Motorsports +1.089s
12 Reema Juffali Double R Racing +1.367s
13 Mariano Martinez Fortec Motorsports +1.456s