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Juju Noda wins on Danish F4 debut at Jyllandsringen

by Elliot Wood

Japanese racing prodigy Juju Noda won her first Danish Formula 4 race from pole at Jyllandsringen, marking the first single-seater race in Europe since lockdown.

The 14-year-old daughter of former Formula 1 driver Hideki Noda was beaten in qualifying by Team FSP’s Conrad Laursen, but the karting graduate had set his best lap under yellow flag conditions and therefore had the lap taken away.

This put Noda on pole, and she made a confident start to her first European race. On lap three Laursen started to draw back in, and they fought for the lead through lap four of 15.

Noda responded to the pressure by claiming the fastest lap back, and she stretched out a lead of 2.6 seconds as the race entered its second half.

An error brought that gap back down to 1.3s, but she was otherwise unchallenged to take a well deserved first win.

Driver and team boss Mads Hoe marked his return to Danish F5, in which he won the title in 2018, with a dominant win and an overall podium. He was even on the leaders’ tails at first, but couldn’t keep pace and finished 17.6s behind in third.

The battles among the remaining F4 drivers were close, with Benjamin Frislund just pipping Team FSP team-mate Sebastian Ogaard to fourth place.

Hoe’s F4 driver Christoffer Christensen was in that battle early on but then made an error that put him to the back of the pack, while sportscar convert William Wulf claimed sixth in the only other F4 car in the field by a tiny margin from defending F5 champion Lucas Daugaard.

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Race results (15 laps) [F5 entrants in italics]
Pos Name Team Time
1 Juju Noda Noda Racing 17m09.022s
2 Conrad Laursen Team FSP +1.166s
3 Mads Hoe Mads Hoe Motorsport +17.588s
4 Benjamin Frislund Team FSP +21.605s
5 Sebastian Ogaard Team FSP +21.614s
6 William Wulf Team Wulf +29.637s
7 Lucas Daugaard Daugaard Racing +29.653s
8 Jacob Bjerring Mads Hoe Motorsport +37.638s
9
Ulrik Steen Hansen
+49.942s
10 Brian Steen +55.889s
11
Niels Ejnar Rytter
+56.780s
12 Christoffer Christensen Mads Hoe Motorsport +58.236s
13 Jannik Sadolin +1 lap
14 Line Sonderskov Sonderskov Motorsport +1 lap
15 Klaus Gylvig +1 lap
16 Jorgen Hummeluhr Jorgen Hummeluhr +1 lap
17 Tore Sten Nielsen +1 lap
Pole: Noda, 1m08.190s      Fastest lap: Noda, 1m06.633s