- Red Bull Junior Team driver Dennis Hauger quickest in Norfolk for Arden.
- Fortec Motorsports’ Johnathan Hoggard proves Hauger’s closest challenger.
21 MARCH, 2018 – Arden’s Dennis Hauger picked up where he left off by setting the pace in official pre-season testing for the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost at Snetterton today, having topped the times in the test at Rockingham last week.
Similarly to the Rockingham test, it was Fortec Motorsports’ Johnathan Hoggard who was Hauger’s closest challenger. The two drivers traded blows at the top of the times for much of the day.
Hoggard proved the quicker of the two in the afternoon session with a 1m 52.228s lap, but it was not enough to beat Hauger’s lap of 1m 52.074s which was set by the Norwegian in the morning.
Hauger’s Arden team-mate and fellow Red Bull Junior Jack Doohan joined the front-running party too. A lap of 1m 52.308s over half a second quicker than his morning’s best and enough to see the Aussie go third on the combined timesheet.
Patrik Pasma and Sebastian Priaulx ensured all of Arden’s runners broke the 1m 53s barrier around the 3-mile Norfolk circuit, ending up fifth and sixth respectively.
Ayrton Simmons was the quickest JHR Developments driver, occupying fourth on the timesheet having recorded a lap half a second faster than team-mate Manuel Sulaiman.
Behind Sulaiman could be found the Fortec Motorsports duo of Hampus Ericsson and Lucca Allen with Jamie Sharp (Sharp Motorsport) in 10th.
The start of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost is now just weeks away, with the season opener set to take place at Brands Hatch on 7/8 April.
F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost
Testing times Snetterton, 21 March, 2018 (am/pm)
1 Dennis HAUGER / NOR / Arden 1:52.074 / 1:52.309
2 Johnathan HOGGARD / GBR / Fortec 1:52.490 / 1:52.228
3 Jack DOOHAN / AUS / Arden 1:52.863 / 1:52.308
4 Ayrton SIMMONS / GBR / JHR 1:53.471 / 1:52.624
5 Patrik PASMA / FIN / Arden 1:52.697 / 1:52.971
6 Sebastian PRIAULX / GBR / Arden 1:53.037 / 1:52.702
7 Manuel SULAIMAN / MEX / JHR 1:53.546 / 1:53.161
8 Hampus ERICSSON / SWE / Fortec 1:53.339 / 1:53.351
9 Lucca ALLEN / IRE / Fortec 1:55.970 / 1:54.393
10 Jamie SHARP / GBR / Sharp 1:56.227 / 1:54.994