Doohan Leads Times After Knockhill Test

by Connor Jackson

It was Jack Doohan who led the F4 British Championship standings after a day of testing at the Knockhill circuit on Friday. The whole field was split by under a second with only 12 drivers present.

The Australian was quickest during the opening session, which ultimately determined the final order. Doohan though remained consistent, remaining in the top two throughout the day, including the final session in which he was just 0.001 seconds slower than Johnathan Hoggard, the sole Fortec Motorsport driver today.

Doohan himself will hoping to carry over the form he has shown this season, after the TRS Arden driver picked up a double podium at Rockingham last weekend. Two other drivers would get within a tenth of his 49.010 second time, with championship leader Kiern Jewiss in second place.

With his championship lead now sitting at 45 points and Ayrton Simmons closer to those behind than him in front, the Double R Racing driver will hope for a solid weekend to ensure the end of his campaign remains as simple as possible.

Hoggard, who topped the final test was third overall and will need an equally strong weekend to not fall further behind the midfield battle during the weekend. Unlike Rockingham, Knockhill is a very narrow circuit, lending many to assume qualifying will be more important this weekend than most.

Patrik Pasma, the star of last weekend at Rockingham, would be fourth overall ahead of his Arden teammates Seb Priaulx and Dennis Hauger.

Behind them, a lackluster day for Simmons would see him finish no session higher than seventh as failure to have won since Oulton Park surely playing on his mind, as Paavo Tonteri rounded out the top eight.

Both Lucca Allen and Hampus Ericsson were absent from the testing day, as they had been earlier this week.

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