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Sebastian Ogaard wins again in Danish F4 as Noda crashes out

by Elliot Wood

Sebastian Ogaard dominated the final Danish Formula 4 race of the weekend at Ring Djursland until it was shortened by a safety car period caused by Juju Noda.

Team FSP driver Ogaard made the best start of anyone from pole position, and set off sprinting away from the get-go.

His team-mate Benjamin Frislund made an alright launch from second place and stayed there unopposed, while a train of cars formed behind William Wulf in third.

Championship leader Conrad Laursen was the first to try attacking Wulf but had no luck, and he was overtaken by the fast-starting Juju Noda end of lap four.

She hunted down Wulf but also couldn’t find a way to make a pass, until the end of lap 12 when she took the inside line for the duration of the long final corner. Noda locked up a first, but had the car under control as she aimed for the apex.

As Wulf also headed towards the inside of the corner they made contact, with Noda’s front-left wheel rubbing against Wulf’s right-rear and flicking him up into the air and around. He ended up reversing into the barriers, with Noda following him in a second later.

With no easy way to remove either car, the safety car led the field for the rest of the shortened race, and Formula 5 class winner Mads Hoe was the chief beneficiary as he completed the podium behind Ogaard and Frislund.

Laursen gained back two spots to finish fourth, and retain his points lead, while F5 driver driver Jacob Bjerring completed the top five.

Race results (17 laps) [F5 entrants in italics]
Pos Name Team Time
1 Sebastian Ogaard Team FSP 16m57.604s
2 Benjamin Frislund Team FSP +0.813s
3 Mads Hoe Mads Hoe Motorsport +1.982s
4 Conrad Laursen Team FSP +2.766s
5 Jacob Bjerring Mads Hoe Motorsport +2.835s
6 Lucas Daugaard Daugaard Racing +3.534s
7 Niels Einar Rytter Rytteriet +5.021s
8 Line Sonderskov Sonderskov Motorsport +5.351s
9 Mille Hoe Mads Hoe Motorsport +1 lap
Ret William Wulf
Ret Juju Noda Noda Racing
Fastest lap: Ogaard, 50.189s

Championship standings
1 Laursen 141   2 Frislund 133   3 Ogaard 121   4 Mads Hoe 103   5 Wulf 98   6 Noda 85   7 Daugaard 66   8 Bjerring 56   9 Sonderskov 27   10 Christoffer Christensen 26