James Pull: “I gave it everything… I couldn’t have done any more”

Singaporean James Pull reflected on his best weekend of the F4 British Championship this season, as he prepares for the latest round at Croft in a few days time. During his time at Oulton Park, Pull collected a second place finish, and moved up to third place overall in the championship.

A mediocre result in the opening race saw the 16-year-old cross the line in sixth and seeing him start third for the second encounter. From there he made another clean start, slotting into third as pole sitter Zane Goddard raced off down the road.

Unfortunately for the Australian his chance at success was cut short after a mistake at Knickerbrook saw him plough off the track and into the barrier. Pull continued to harry new race leader Rafa Martins, but was forced to settle for second with his rivals stuck further down the order.

“It feels great to get my first second place this season. I tried everything to overtake the winner but I just couldn’t get past him. It’s a really difficult track to overtake on.”

“I had a good weekend, but it could have been better. Qualifying is something we’re really working on at the moment and if we can get that right, I’m sure I can close the gap at the top of the Championship.”

Pull has been a strong finisher this season, but like in 2015 has yet to win a race or qualify on pole an aspect that has seriously held him back this season. While team-mate and championship leader Petru Florescu has not scored points in three races, to Pull’s one, wins are much more valuable and as a result Pull has fallen back.

“I gave it everything in race two, I couldn’t have done any more. I felt I had the pace on him but he defended well. My pace is there and I feel confident, so if I can just get qualifying right everything will hopefully click into place.”

“I know the win isn’t far away and I am in a good position in the Championship.”

The British F4 series heads to Croft this weekend a round where Pull will need to pull out a special result if he’s to maintain his ground in the championship.