BRDC Formula 4

Scott Wins to complete clean sweep of podiums at Snetterton

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Harrison Scott took his second win of the weekend to further extend his points lead over his rivals. With other squabbling behind, Scott built up enough of a lead to remain comfortably ahead of the six car field.

The already dilapidated grid saw one car retire before it had even started. Having crashed in race three, Struan Moore had picked too much damage and sat out the race. The double retirement has likely already put an end to his championship fight.

Scott made a good start and maintained the lead into the first complex with Ben Barnicoat behind. However; it wouldn’t be plain sailing for the McLaren young driver as he was overtaken by race three winner, Sennan Fielding on the opening lap.

After an intense lap long battle, Barnicoat retook the position and went running off after Scott, but the Hillspeed driver was now 4 seconds up the road and with Scott’s speed, the task seemed difficult.

Meanwhile behind them, Sisa Ngebulana and Ameya Vaiyanathan tangled with the HHC Motorsport car coming off worse. Ngebulana limped back to the pits and subsequently retired, a shame considering he was only two points off second place going into the race.

Vaidyanathan would continue, but the incident has lost him valuable time. With a damaged car he found himself losing even more time to the cars in front, eventually lapping 5 seconds slower than race leader Scott.

By the middle of the race Scott was setting fastest laps to extend lead over Barnicoat, but with a dry track ahead, the Fortec Motorsport driver pushed in the closing stint of the race to get within two seconds of the leader.

Once again, Al Faisal Al Zubair had kept out of trouble at the start, but a slow car saw him lonely in fourth. However; with Fielding losing time to Barnicoat after damage he got a Black and Orange flag for his troubles.

Fielding eventually pitted to fix the damage, a loose engine cover, before returning to track. By this point though, Al Zubair had already passed and cruised the final lap to take his maiden podium of the Autumn Trophy.

Scott would cross the line, two seconds ahead of Barnicoat who ended the race with yet another fastest lap. Behind Al Zubair was the recovering Fielding who still managed to lap over a second quicker than the Omani driver despite the damage. While Vaidyanathan concluded a dogged weekend in fifth.

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