Zane Maloney powers to quickest time in final practice

Carlin’s Zane Maloney ended the final F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost practice session on top of the time sheets amidst drizzly conditions at Brands Hatch.

The Bajan racer clocked a fastest time of 1:41.183s around the 2.4-mile GP loop to lower the benchmark for the day overall, 0.194s ahead of chief title rival Sebastian Alvarez (Double R Racing).

His team mate Louis Foster made it three title contenders in the top three positions, with the other – JHR’s Josh Skelton – fifth behind another solid showing from Arden Motorsport’s Alex Connor.

A little under six tenths of a second separated Maloney from Bart Horsten in sixth, setting the scene nicely for the most important – and closely-matched – qualifying session of the campaign tomorrow morning.

Fortec Motorsport’s Roberto Faria was seventh fastest, with Arden’s Tommy Foster and FP1 pace-setter Luke Browning (Richardson Racing) behind. Mariano Martinez (Fortec) rounds out the top ten.

Double R’s Reema Juffali and Arden’s Abbie Munro round out the twelve runners; JHR’s Carter Williams did not participate in the session after a mechanical problem.

Qualifying kicks off the competitive action in Kent at 09:00 BST tomorrow.

Provisional Result – Free Practice 2

Pos. Driver Team Time
1 Zane MALONEY (R) Carlin 1m41.183s
2 Sebastian ALVAREZ Double R Racing +0.194s
3 Louis FOSTER Double R Racing +0.317s
4 Alex CONNOR (R) Arden Motorsport +0.441s
5 Josh SKELTON JHR Developments +0.534s
6 Bart HORSTEN Arden Motorsport +0.585s
7 Roberto FARIA (R) Fortec Motorsport +1.105s
8 Tommy FOSTER Arden Motorsport +1.472s
9 Luke BROWNING Richardson Racing +1.961s
10 Mariano MARTINEZ Fortec Motorsport +2.232s
11 Reema JUFFALI Double R Racing +2.374s
12 Abbie MUNRO Arden Motorsport +4.731s