F4 British Championship

Ollie Pidgley: “I was more competitive than at Donington”

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In being his first weekend of racing at the Thruxton Circuit, Ollie Pidgley was pleased with his competitive pace and finishing in all the races including the top 15 in the first round of the weekend.

The weekend started on Saturday morning where he started twentieth, he commented on his performance saying; “This was my first weekend in my own car, the last time I was behind the wheel of it was back in February in torrential rain so there was a lot to learn. Qualifying was my first time on the track in the dry, it was challenging.”

Despite the qualifying performance he fought through in the race, gaining six positions overall to finish fourteenth, helped by avoiding the crash in the first corner.

In race 8 of the season, he struggled to keep position after lap nine, but was managing to race faster than he had in Saturday’s race. While for race 9, he continued his form by gaining four positions and fighting strongly with Ameya Vaidyanathan.

He commented, saying; “I am pretty satisfied with the weekend, I was more competitive than at Donington and race two was definitely the strongest for us”, explained Ollie.

“Unfortunately, whatever we did right with the car in that race didn’t translate to race three. We’re unsure why so we need to look into that a bit more, as I was around 1.5 seconds faster in the middle race. Overall it was positive though.”

The next round will be on the 6th / 7th June when MSA Formula moves to Oulton Park.

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