Hitech GP’s Alex Dunne made the perfect start to this weekends ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA triple header at Thruxton after securing a double Omologato Pole Position in qualifying.
The points leader hit the front in the final five minutes of the session, posting a benchmark time of 1:10.536 seconds, before shaving another hundredth off his time on his next lap to keep Carlin trio Ugo Ugochukwu, Oliver Gray and Louis Sharp at arm’s length.
By dint of having the best second-fastest time, the Irish teen will also start from the front for the ITV4-televised finale on Sunday afternoon. Behind Carlin’s trio in fifth spot was Phinsys by Argenti’s Aiden Neate, the first of several cars to post late improvements.
Hitech GP’s Eduardo Coseteng was a mere 0.008 seconds further back in sixth spot, the Filipino racer another to make a late bid for the sharp end of the timesheets. JHR’s Joseph Loake – one of two prior Thruxton race winners in the field this weekend – had run as high as fourth, but slipped back to seventh late on.
His team-mates Georgi Dimitrov and Noah Lisle were eighth and tenth respectively, the pair sandwiching Mercedes-AMG junior Daniel Guinchard (Argenti).
The opening race at 16:05 (BST) later this afternoon will feature an all-Virtuosi sixth row, Edward Pearson fending off team-mate Michael Shin on this occasion, with Edward’s namesake Joel Pearson (Chris Dittmann Racing) next in 13th spot.
Less than a tenth split Adam Fitzgerald (Argenti) and Oliver Stewart (Hitech) in the battle for 14th and 15th, with Daniel Mavlyutov (Hitech) rounding out the 16-strong field.
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