After a month away from competition, Jamie Caroline is ready to jump back into the car as the second half of the F4 British Championship kicks off this weekend. The Pirtek sponsored driver sits ninth in the standings and knows points will be important.
Caroline came into the year as one of the favourites for the title, yet has failed to record a win. This has led to a change in teams after Thruxton, joining Fortec Motorsport.
“I can’t wait to get back in the car this weekend after the six-week break, and I’m hopeful that we can put in a good performance to kick-start the second half of the season,” he said.
“Croft was a difficult weekend on my debut with Fortec. I don’t think the results there reflected our performance, which is something I hope we can put right at Snetterton.”
The 17-year-old had a tough time in Croft, crashing out of race two and receiving a post-race penalty in the final encounter. Going into the Snetterton weekend Caroline has kept his aims realistic, looking to pick up a solid result.
“I was on the pace during testing at the circuit before the season started and I feel confident about my chances when I return there for the race meeting, especially as I now have a race meeting under my belt with my new team and we both have a better understanding of how each other work.”
“In the last few rounds, I’ve lost out on points through no fault of my own so the first target this weekend is to score some strong points in all three races and hopefully we’ll be in a position to challenge at the front for at least a podium finish or two.”