Goddard Ends Weekend on Top After Untouchable Drive


Credit: British F4 Media / Jakob Ebrey Photography

Double R Racing‘s only driver Zane Goddard completed a successful weekend for the Australian’s. He won the final race of the weekend at Knockhill, dominating after another strong start in his F4 British Championship car.

As the lights went out Goddard made a great start and took second into the opening corner. He would eventually move into the lead and take the win well clear of his competition. The result ensures that he continues his strong second half of the season.

It had been a clean getaway from all of the drivers as the barreled into the first sector. Polesitter Alex Quinn had made a strong start, but with cold brakes ran wide into the final corner on the opening lap.

This allowed Goddard straight into the lead as Quinn soon fell back into the clutches of Luis Leeds. Meanwhile the battling Sennan Fielding and new championship leader Max Fewtrell fought over fourth.

Goddard continued to set fastest laps as he pulled away from Quinn. Both were on course for one of their best weekends of the season as they edged away from the field.

After the incident in race two, all eyes were on the Jaime Caroline and Devlin DeFrancesco for tenth. They both caught Nicolai Kjaergaard in ninth but it was the two car battle behind that intrigued the fans. DeFrancesco eventually dropped away, not wanting to spend another race on Caroline’s gearbox.

The battle for fourth intensified as Rafa Martins caught up with the championship contenders in front. Meanwhile, Leeds made the switchback on Quinn into the hairpin taking second. Quinn tried to get the run on the pit straight, but it proved unsuccessful as he dropped off.

Fielding was clearly under pressure in the closing laps as Fewtrell harried his rear wing. With Martins and James Pull creating a four car battle, the JHR Developments driver had his work cut out to hold off the field.

An utterly dominant performance from Goddard saw him take the win by five second over Leeds. Another double Australian podium was rounded out by the rookie winner Quinn.

Despite the pressure, Fielding held off his competition to claim fourth from F4 title leader Fewtrell. Meanwhile, Martins held off Pull, who failed to improve as much as he would have liked. Behind them, Caroline held off late pressure from DeFrancesco as Kjaergaard completed the top ten.