BRDC Formula 4

Jackson Wins After Action Packed Snetterton Race 2

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The session started out with cold, damp conditions. Having rained the night before, the track was in a worse condition than Saturday, meaning it would be hard for all the drivers and giving an advantage to the front row starters of Akhil Rabindra and Cairen Haggerty.

Before the start Harri Newey, who started in sixth after his third place yesterday, commented on the upcoming race saying it “seemed fun”. He mentioned his chances were good and was going to enjoy the wet conditions.

Fernando Urrutia pitted before the start with mechanical issues, choosing to start from the pits. After two green flag laps the lights went out. Haggerty made the better start, taking the lead early on, before Jordan Albert leapt up to the front from Rabindra and Haggerty. It was a clean start as the drivers made only a few positions throughout the grid.

By the second of the ten laps, Haggerty was up to second and was catching the leader. Meanwhile, fourth placed Newey was now under pressure from Rodrigo Fonseca and Will Palmer behind. With Haggerty making the move for the lead into turn one.

Newey was overtaken by Fonseca with the championship contender also taking Rabrindra for third one lap later. Unfortunately for him, he was 6 seconds behind Albert. With Tom Jackson in twelth, the first driver to have a lap time under 2 minutes.

At the half way stage Palmer pitted from sixth, losing his chance of good points. Meanwhile, Chris Mealin leaped up to fifth after Newey fell back in what was turning out to be a poor race for HHC Motorsport.

Fonseca soon became the quickest driver on track, taking Albert for second and only a lap later, managed to take the lead, but Jackson, now third, was setting laps, five seconds quicker than the leaders. The end of the race saw half the cars struggling and the other half thriving, to mix the grid up for the end of the race.

Jackson took the lead at the dead, to win from Fonseca and Jack Bartholomew, picking up his first podium. Behind them, Haggerty picked up fourth from Albert and Mealin.

Palmer registered the fastest time on slicks, but was unable to improve on yesterdays best.

Credit: Nick Smith /
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