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Mucke’s Joshua Duerksen tops first ADAC F4 Hockenheim test day

by Ida Wood

Photo: ADAC F4

Joshua Duerksen set the pace in both the morning and afternoon on the first day of ADAC Formula 4’s in-season Hockenheim test.

The Mucke Motorsport driver traded top spot with US Racing’s Tim Tramnitz in the morning right until the chequered flag, with a stronger final sector doing the job for Duerksen.

He then set the best middle sector of the morning on his in-lap, while Tramnitz couldn’t respond.

German rookie Tramnitz then failed to improve in the afternoon’s sessions, where Van Amersfoort Racing’s drivers got up to pace after a morning light on quick laptimes and mileage.

Duerksen was on top again, but this time with VAR’s Jonny Edgar 0.037 seconds behind. Prema’s Gabriele Mini and US Racing’s Valdislav Lomko were also within a tenth of a second of Duerksen’s 1m41.087s lap, while Tramnitz’s morning time was good enough to put him fifth overall in the combined classification.

After missing the morning, R-ace GP’s Kirill Smal was able to get on track in the afternoon but ended up two seconds off the pace.


Test results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Joshua Duerksen Mucke Motorsport 1m41.087s 74
2 Jonny Edgar Van Amersfoort Racing 1m41.124s +0.037s 57
3 Gabriele Mini Prema 1m41.174s +0.087s 79
4 Vladislav Lomko US Racing 1m41.183s +0.096s 57
5 Tim Tramnitz US Racing 1m41.273s +0.186s 74
6 Ollie Bearman US Racing 1m41.344s +0.257s 79
7 Gabriel Bortoleto Prema 1m41.384s +0.297s 82
8 Josef Knopp Mucke Motorsport 1m41.481s +0.394s 72
9 Elias Seppanen US Racing 1m41.488s +0.401s 75
10 Francesco Pizzi Van Amersfoort Racing 1m41.492s +0.405s 67
11 Dino Beganovic Prema 1m41.527s +0.440s 81
12 Hamda Al Qubaisi Abu Dhabi Racing 1m41.608s +0.521s 84
13 Sebastian Montoya Prema 1m41.736s +0.649s 89
14 Victor Bernier R-ace GP 1m41.790s +0.703s 94
15 Jak Crawford Van Amersfoort Racing 1m41.796s +0.709s 41
16 Leonardo Fornaroli Iron Lynx 1m42.120s +1.033s 78
17 Artem Lobanenko R-ace GP 1m42.415s +1.328s 84
18 Erick Zuniga Mucke Motorsport 1m42.465s +1.378s 84
19 Kirill Smal R-ace GP 1m43.174s +2.087s 41