Palmer Triumphs in Final BRDC F4 Race at Snetterton

Will Palmer has taken victory in the third and final race of the weekend in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship at Snetterton.

The HHC Motorsport driver made the most of his pole position spot to take the win, despite being kept in close company by teammate Sennan Fielding throughout the 10 lap contest.

The HHC dice out front however was put on hold in the early stages of the race, following the retirement of Diego Borrelli on lap one,with the Venezuelan spinning on the exit to Montreal on the opening lap and breaking his suspension as a result. Also in the wars was MGR Motorsport’s Chris Middlehurst, who failed to make-up for his retirement in race two of the weekend, after being tipped into a spin on the exit of Hamilton.

With the safety car in at the end of lap three, the battle resumed with Palmer setting consecutive fastest laps at the fore of the field. Despite Fielding’s perseverance and close company, it would be a straight forward run to the flag for Palmer who takes his second win of the weekend following yesterday’s race one triumph.

Behind the leading duo was the third HHC Motorsport car of Raoul Hyman, who managed to keep a later charge from Gaetano Di Mauro at bay to take the third and final podium spot. Despite missing out on third, Mauro’s 4th place finish is his best to date thus far from the opening 8 races of 2014, and comes after beating championship leader George Russell by a mere 0.081 at the flag.

Struan Moore finished 7th for Lanan Raicng, with Diego Menchaca failing to replicate his race two podium from earlier in the day in 8th. Douglas Motorsport’s Charlie Eastwood and Hillspeed’s Gustavo Lima rounded out the top ten.

The F4 fraternity now heads to Oulton Park for rounds 10/11/12 of the championship on July 18th and 19th, with Russell maintaining his championship lead despite a mediocre weekend by his standards at Snetterton.