Alex Dunne claimed the fastest time in practice for this weekends ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA triple header at Knockhill, fending off competition from Ugo Ugochukwu.
The Hitech GP racer lit up the timesheets in both sessions around the 1.2-mile Fife circuit, clocking a best time of 47.879 seconds in the afternoon running to beat Carlin ace Ugochukwu by a slender 0.038s margin.
Louis Sharp (Carlin) arrives in Scotland with five podiums from his last nine starts in Britain’s FIA Formula 4 series, and was the only other driver to get into the 47s bracket, 0.019s ahead of team-mate Oliver Gray in third and fourth respectively.
Eduardo Coseteng ensured Hitech and Carlin would lock out the top five spots for the day overall, the Filipino racer turning in two consistent sessions to round out the top five on both occasions.
Aiden Neate’s pace after lunch put his Phinsys by Argenti challenger sixth overall, demoting Joseph Loake’s JHR-run machine to seventh. Mercedes-AMG junior Daniel Guinchard (Argenti) made it all three F1 juniors in the top eight.
George Dimitrov (JHR) arrives tied level on 96 points apiece with Guinchard for sixth in the standings, and he was narrowly behind on this occasion, the British-Bulgarian ninth, and half a tenth off Guinchard’s effort.
Home hero Oliver Stewart rounded out the top ten; a repeat of that result in qualifying tomorrow would put him on reverse grid pole, and give his hundreds-strong local support something to rally behind.
JHR’s Noah Lisle was next ahead of a newly-livered Adam Fitzgerald (Argenti) in 11th and 12th. Next was the Virtuosi Racing pairing of Edward Pearson and Michael Shin, with Hitech’s Daniel Mavlyutov a tenth shy behind.
Qualifying kicks off the competitive action on Saturday at 11:15, with the opening race to follow at 16:15 (all BST). Sunday features another double header of racing action, with lights out at 10:20 and 15:45. The final race is live on ITV4.
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