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7 JUNE, 2017 – Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline will look to maintain the strong form that has made him the man to beat in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost when the series heads to Croft this weekend for the fifth meeting of the season.
Caroline has enjoyed a stellar 2017 campaign so far at the wheel of his Carlin-run car, taking eight wins in eleven starts to establish a lead of 90.5 points in the race for the title.
In fact, such has been Jamie’s dominance of the series this season, he has already surpassed his points total from last year – a feat he achieved prior to the last meeting at Oulton Park – whilst his win tally to date has matched the series record achieved by Lando Norris back in 2015.
Caroline has enjoyed success at Croft in the past, with a double victory two years ago playing a key role in him securing the Ginetta Junior Championship crown.
The talented teenager will hope to display front-running pace again this time around, although he will carry a ten-place grid penalty into the opening race of the weekend as a result of the incident at Oulton Park that resulted in his only DNF of the year to date.
“Although Oulton Park didn’t end the way I wanted it to, I’m ready and raring to go this weekend at Croft and can’t wait to get back behind the wheel,” he said. “The boys at Carlin have worked hard to get the Pirtek Racing car back to its best, and the aim now is to reward them with some strong results on track.
“Because I’m carrying the grid penalty into the weekend, the opening race will be tough but I’m someone who likes a challenge! We’ve done a lot of the hard work already this season to build the advantage we have in the points, but I can’t afford to be complacent as the final race at Oulton Park showed how quickly things can change.
“With that in mind, my aim this weekend is to stay out of trouble, bring home three good finishes and consolidate my lead going into the summer break.”
After qualifying on Saturday 10 June at 10.50, the first of three F4 British Championship races will be at 14.45 later that day, with race two at 13.22 and race three at 16.34 on Sunday.
Sunday’s races will feature in ITV4’s extensive BTCC coverage, with live timing and results from the weekend being available at www.tsl-timing.com.