Lundqvist Rounds Out Spectacular Croft Weekend with Win


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Linus Lundqvist took his third win of the year and second of the Croft weekend in the F4 British Championship. His strong result puts him back in series contention, with Jamie Caroline failing to record a single podium.

It was another strong start for both Lundqvist and Alex Quinn with the pair taking first and second into the first corner. The Swede was quick to break away, pulling away a two second gap in the opening three laps.

Quinn meanwhile, found himself under pressure from Oscar Piastri and Caroline, who had started second but fell back in the opening lap after a poor run through the chicanes.

Behind them, Karl Massaad was making progress, jumping into fifth and hunting down Caroline in the early stages. A frustrated Ayrton Simmons dropped back from the battle, losing a place to Logan Sargeant and Oliver York.

Massaad continued his storm through the field, taking the place off the championship leader and catching the TRS Arden pair of Quinn and Piastri.

Up front, Lundqvist was extending his lead to over four seconds, setting the fastest lap and commanding the race with minimum pressure from behind.

Simmons wanted revenge on York after his error cost him two places. Simmons was brave to overtake at the top of the circuit, getting the move done through Barcroft.

As the flag fell, Lundqvist took the win by 5.7 seconds, while Quinn held on to finish second ahead of Piastri and Massaad.

Caroline would fall back by the end of the race but still held on to fourth with Sargeant chasing him all the way to the line. The top eight was completed by Simmons and York, who once again took the Ford F4 Challenge Cup win.