Zane Goddard: “It Seems Like Our Luck has Turned”

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Zane Goddard has proved his Croft weekend was no fluke after collecting three podiums from three races at Knockhill. The Double R Racing driver was one the stars of the show as the F4 British Championship ventured north of the border.

A strong qualifying put him in good stead for the weekend ahead, battling hard in the opening race. After the eventual winner was disqualified and his rivals in front crashed, he was gifted third place, his fourth podium of the season.

He eventually extended it to six podiums as he and compatriot Luis Leeds were the men to beat in race two and three. He may have finished behind Leeds in the second encounter, but a fairly comfortable victory in race three saw him move ahead of Alex Quinn in the championship.

“It’s a great track and I really enjoyed it from the start,” said an elated Goddard, “The fans have been fantastic, I really enjoyed their support, and it’s been an awesome weekend with three trophies to go home with – I’m stoked! It seems like our luck has turned, the team has been fantastic and it’s been a picture perfect weekend.”

With the exception of two rounds from Carrie Schreiner, Goddard has been mostly without a team-mate all season which makes his success all the more impressive.

“It’s been a great weekend, fantastic to win again,” reflected Anthony ‘Boyo’ Hieatt, Double R Racing team principal. “Qualifying was alright, with the drying track it was always a question of do we pull Zane in while he’s P1 or stay out? In the end it didn’t work out but he raced fantastically.

“Knockhill is a new circuit for him but he learnt it pretty well in testing, he kept calm and out of trouble and probably had the pace to win more than one race really. He did a fantastic job, set fastest lap in the last race and it was a great team effort from the boys. It’s nice to beat Carlin, Fortec Motorsport and TRS Arden again – I’m confident we had the best set-up and driver combination this weekend.”