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24 AUGUST, 2017 – After a difficult weekend in Scotland last time out, Linus Lundqvist found himself regrettably lose some ground in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost classification. A fortnight later and the disappointment has swung into resolve, with the Double R Racing man heading to Rockingham for round eight of the campaign in retaliation mode – and determined to claw his way back up the standings.
“There are still three rounds to go this season, and nine races,” said Lundqvist. “It really is a lot of racing ahead. I will approach this final third of the season as if we were just starting off; pressing the reset button, if you like, with the aim of scoring the most points from now on. I want to “win” this part of the year. It’s very inspiring and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Lundqvist went into the recent round at Knockhill in Scotland holding third overall in the championship, but tumbled to fifth on a weekend when lady luck appeared to be looking entirely in the opposite direction.
With technical gremlins, on-track incidents and pure misfortune conspiring to put the 2016 Scandinavian single-seater champion – a three-time race winner in his rookie F4 season – out of contention, Lundqvist now sits 29.5 points behind third-placed Logan Sargeant (USA) in the standings.
However, with 225 points still up for grabs before the season concludes on October 1, there is still plenty of opportunity to make amends.
“I’ll take it race by race and try to make up as much ground as possible, focusing on the things I can improve,” concluded Lundqvist. “I genuinely think we should be inside the top three in the championship; we deserve that. We have the pace. All I really ask for are three normal, trouble-free rounds to cap off the season. I want us to race on level terms and then we’ll see where everyone ends up. I can’t wait to get back in the car!”
The Rockingham meeting gets underway with two free practice sessions on Friday, followed on Saturday by qualifying and the first of the weekend’s trio of races. Action comes to a close with the final two races on Sunday.