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21 JUNE, 2016 – James Pull picked up more precious points at Croft to stay in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford title hunt. The 16-year-old raced brilliantly to remain third in the overall standings.
After turning on the pace during testing once again, he staged impressive comebacks to finish fifth, sixth and eighth on a track notoriously difficult to overtake on.
And the ADD Motorsports-supported racer was delighted to have done more than enough to keep him in the battle for the title at the half-way stage of the Championship.
He said: “I’m third at the half way stage and right in the mix for the title.
“We know the pace is there and my decisions and driving have been really good.
“I was hit by another driver in the first race and the car was badly damaged, but I never come in if I can still get the car around the track as anything can happen. In this instance, I got the car back from 15th to eighth so I’m happy to pick up the points for that.
“I was also happy with my race in the wet. It was very difficult to see anything starting from 11th but I managed my way through the spray up to 6th for a good end to the weekend.”
James took to Croft quickly, finishing with the third fastest lap overall in testing.
But the English driver, born in Singapore, now living in Herts, had an issue in qualifying that saw him finishing in ninth and 11th.
Race one got off to the worst possible start after the teen was hit by another driver at the last corner of lap one, leaving him back in 15th.
However, he fought back brilliantly, expertly overtaking two drivers on the final lap to finish in eighth.
He started in eighth on the reverse grid of race two, again showing some clever overtaking moves to gain three positions and finish fifth by the end.
But it was in the wet of the third race that James put on his best performance.
Starting in 11th, he managed to make up five places through the race to finish in sixth.
It leaves James in third in the standings and just 11 points off second, with a six-week break to the next race – enabling him to finish his exams and recharge his batteries.
He added: “I’m driving well, but know I could still do better.
“We have six weeks off now giving us a chance to work on things and hopefully I’ll come back even stronger.”