Ugochukwu prevails in tricky conditions to secure pole

Ugo Ugochukwu mastered damp but drying conditions to score his second Omologato Pole Position of the 2022 ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA season at Knockhill.

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

The Carlin driver emerged as a contender for pole around the 1.27-mile Fife circuit in the closing minutes of the session, as times continued to fall on a drying track surface.

Having fallen just 0.012 seconds shy of team-mate Louis Sharp’s benchmark on his first representative lap, the McLaren protégé stormed to the top of the times on his second, a 48.237 enough to secure him a second Omologato pole over JHR Developments’ Joseph Loake.

Crucially for points leader Alex Dunne (Hitech GP), a late rise up the order put him third, and ahead of both his chief title rival Ollie Gray (Carlin) and Sharp.

Phinsys by Argenti’s Aiden Neate completed a top six separated by a mere 0.15 seconds, highlighting the strength in depth of the competition in Britain’s FIA Formula 4 series this season, and setting up a potentially thrilling start to the weekend’s racing action at 16:15 (BST) this afternoon.

Eduardo Coseteng’s steady weekend continued, the Filipino racer steering his Hitech GP-run challenger to seventh spot, just ahead of home hero Oliver Stewart, the Scot taking eighth and a strong third for Sunday’s reverse grid contest.

On pole for that race will be Adam Fitzgerald (Argenti), who rounded out the top ten behind JHR’s Georgi Dimitrov. Mercedes-AMG junior Daniel Guinchard was 11th, with Noah Lisle (JHR) for company on the sixth row of the grid.

Michael Shin won out in an all-Virtuosi Racing battle for 13th and 14th respectively, the field completed by Hitech’s Daniel Mavlyutov.

To view the session result, click here.

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