Anthony Hieatt: “Was Always Going to be a Big Ask to Follow That up”


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Anthony “Boyo” Hieatt has been impressed with Zane Goddard recently as the Australian moves up in the F4 British Championship. Goddard picked up a fourth place in the first race and continued his scoring run at the Sunday event.

Goddard, who has spent the second half of the season without any team mates, has done well to improve his performance in recent rounds, winning his first event at Croft last time out.

Returning last weekend at Snetterton, the 16 year old was hoping to kick off his second half as he ended the first. A top ten qualifying was followed up by a strong start for the Double R Racing driver. He benefited from the first corner clash and held off Luis Leeds in the closing laps.

His second race was sadly less successful as Goddard crossed the line a way out the points. Despite this, he hit back in the final event to pick up a six points and move ahead of Jaime Caroline to eighth in the table.

“It’s good to see Zane move up the championship into the top eight and just a shame we couldn’t quite get onto the podium in race one”, said Double R team principal Hieatt, “After such an incredible weekend at Croft last time out it was always going to be a big ask to follow that up, but Zane did a good job and hit back well in race three.

“We go to Knockhill next where it’s an entirely different challenge to Snetterton, the shortest circuit of the season compared to the longest this weekend. Hopefully we’ll be able to qualify a bit stronger there and try to get back onto the podium.”