TEAM NEWS: Triple top ten for Richardson Racing’s Harry Webb as British F4 season hits half-way

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14 JUNE, 2017 – Harry Webb secured another three top ten finishes as the F4 British Championship Certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost reached the half way stage at Croft.

The Richardson Racing driver made the long trip to North Yorkshire from his Norfolk home eager to build on a solid weekend at Oulton Park, where he secured a brace of victories in the series’ new Ford F4 Challenge Cup.

Qualifying in wet conditions saw Webb secure ninth on the grid, with an impressive opening lap seeing him vault up to fifth when the first race kicked off.

Having climbed into the top four after an early Safety Car period, Harry looked well placed to push towards the podium positions before a small, uncharacteristic mistake meant he lost places on the grass on lap seven. Despite that, he was able to maintain his position as best of the Challenge Cup drivers en-route to seventh place.

A solid eighth place finish then followed in the second race of the weekend, which took place in dry conditions on Sunday, despite the fact that Webb was hit in the rear by one of his on-track rivals.

A tenth place finish in race three then ensured Webb heads into the summer break having moved up to ninth in the championship standings.

Three more Challenge Cup podiums – making it 14 from 14 races – means Webb maintains second place amongst the Challenge Cup racers at the half-way point of the season.

“It’s been a bit of a mixed weekend, but we’ve been able to stay in touch in the Challenge Cup standings and have also moved up a position in the overall championship,” he said. “When it was wet on Saturday, we were really strong and I think that was reflected in the performance in race one.

“I got a really good start to make up places and it’s unfortunate that I made a small mistake that saw me slip back as we were on for a really good result.

“In the dry conditions on Sunday, we didn’t quite have the same pace in the car so I just tried to make sure that I stayed out of trouble and picked up more points for the championship to maintain my position.”