HOGGARD & JEWISS SHARE BRITISH F4 SPOILS AT DONINGTON
Johnathan Hoggard was flawless from start to finish to convert pole into a maiden victory in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost at Donington Park.
Having taken his first pole position in the series just hours earlier, Hoggard followed up with a sublime lights-to-flag win around the wet Leicestershire circuit.
A clean getaway saw him escape the clutches of the chasing pack into turn one and he quickly set about building a margin over second place man Sebastian Priaulx (Arden). The latter making an excellent move at the first corner to swoop past team-mates Patrik Pasma and Dennis Hauger.
A Safety Car to enable the recovery of Kiern Jewiss’ stricken racer following contact further down the field on lap seven saw Hoggard’s two second lead wiped out. However, he continued to not put a foot wrong, mastering the restart to put daylight between himself and Priaulx and take the chequered flag several laps later.
Rounds five and six of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost promised much and they unquestionably delivered.
Kiern Jewiss kicked proceedings off with what will be remembered as one the finest drives in the history of the series. The Double R racer battled his way from the last row of the grid to take his maiden single-seater victory in spectacular fashion at Donington Park.
Fortec Motorsports’ Johnathan Hoggard was back on the top step of the podium less than 24 hours after his maiden win. The racer from Spalding finished his weekend with another flawless performance.
Elsewhere, JHR Developments ace Ayrton Simmons celebrated his 17th birthday with some excellent comeback drives to stay in the lead of the championship, while Jack Doohan edged ahead of Arden team-mate and fellow Red Bull Junior Team driver Dennis Hauger in the race for the Rookie Cup.