Gowda on Pole – Macintyre Finishes First In Knockhill’s Race One

Rodin Carlin’s Dion Gowda claimed his second Omologato Pole Position award of the ROKiT British F4 season in a wet qualifying session, at Scotland’s Knockhill circuit. Gowda’s advantage was just 0.04 of a second from Hitech Pulse-Eight’s Will Macintyre in P2.

In a session becoming all too familiar for British F4, 17 of the drivers clocked times within one-second of Gowda’s pole time. The second row of the grid made up of Louis Sharp (Rodin Carlin) and, newcomer to the series, Griffin Peebles (Phinsys by Argenti) in third and fourth overall.

Macintyre’s second fastest time provided some consolation, which saw him start on Pole alongside Sharp for this weekend’s Race 1.

Knockhill’s reputation for changeable conditions didn’t fail to deliver, with Race One throwing everything at the drivers as they battled the elements with rain first threatening, then falling off and on throughout the whole race. Macintyre measuredly converted his pole to the race lead straight from the start and ended the opening lap ahead of Sharp by 0.768 of a second with the pair ultimately finishing the race first and second, after a red flag caused a brief hiatus midway through the contest.

With the gap getting no bigger or smaller for second position, the real fight was between Aqil Alibhai (Virtuosi Racing) and Jack Sherwood (Chris Dittmann Racing) for the final step on the podium, with Sherwood getting past and holding firm after a safety car restart.

Noah Lisle (Rodin Carlin) crossed the line in fifth with Gustav Jonsson (Chris Dittmann Racing) in sixth. This was enough to secure Jonsson the win in the Rookie Cup, with Gabriel Stilp (Hitech Pulse-Eight) and Josh Irfan (Rodin Carlin) joining him on the podium.

Hitech Pluse-Eight’s Will Macintyre claimed the Motul Fastest Lap Award in Race One.

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