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October 10, 2019

Arden Motorsport ready for British F4 finale at Brands Hatch

Red Arrows head to legendary Kent circuit looking to end the season on a high.
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British F4
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October 10, 2019

Arden Motorsport ready for British F4 finale at Brands Hatch

Red Arrows head to legendary Kent circuit looking to end the season on a high.

Arden Motorsport are aiming to add to their silverware tally at the F4 British Championship’s season finale this weekend [12-13 October] at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.

Bart Horsten returned to the podium last time out in Arden’s ‘home’ round at the high-speed Silverstone circuit, recovering superbly from a mechanical issue in race one to claim second position in the final contest.

The Australian racer, who currently sits a strong fifth in the championship standings, is eager to continue his timesheet-topping pace from both Knockhill and Silverstone at the series’ season finale this weekend.

Alex Connor again highlighted his potential last time out after leading the second encounter from pole position in changeable conditions before contact put him out of overall podium contention.

The 15-year-old is hoping to cap off a highly-impressive maiden British F4 campaign at the Kent circuit, with the aim of reclaiming second position in the Rookie Cup standings.

Cornish racer Tommy Foster is another driver targeting silverware at Brands Hatch after bouncing back from issues during the opening race in Northamptonshire to secure two solid points finishes.

Abbie Munro managed to secure a fourth consecutive points finish at Silverstone to solidify a dream debut at her home Knockhill round.

The Scot is eyeing further progress in only her third British F4 outing at Brands Hatch, keen to score points again to lay a solid foundation for next season.

Competitive action at the iconic 2.4-mile circuit will get underway with qualifying at 09:00 on Saturday, followed by a double-header of contests at 14:00 and 16:55.

The final race of the 2019 F4 British Championship will then take place at 14:50 on Sunday, in front of a capacity trackside crowd, with all the action live on ITV4’s free-to-air television coverage.

Arden British F4 Team Manager, Gary Ward:
“I think we’re going to Brands Hatch with a very positive attitude because we’ve shown so much promise in the last few races.

“Unfortunately we can’t test the cars there, but we’ll have a bit of track time before the weekend which means the drivers can learn the circuit and that’s all that matters to me.

“It’s a very iconic circuit to drive – and we’re all looking forward to it – especially the drivers.

“We’re all excited to finish off the season with a few more trophies.”


Abbie Munro (#12) said:
“I had a really good learning weekend at Silverstone, it was great to score points again and continue where we left off at Knockhill, and so that was a good feeling.

“It was my first time racing these cars in the rain, so I’m just learning every time I go out.

“I’m really excited for the final round at Brands Hatch where hopefully we can make the same sort of improvement again.”


Alex Connor (#27) said:
“We showed a lot of potential at Silverstone. It was an awesome feeling to lead an F4 race and one that I want to have again.

“I hope Brands goes well, I obviously had to miss it at the start of the season because of my age but testing went really well there so I think it’s going to be a good track for us.

“It’s going to be a tough challenge learning the GP loop as well, but I’m excited and I think we’ll go well.”


Bart Horsten (#50) said:
“It was really good to be back on the podium at Silverstone, and I’m really excited for Brands Hatch, we’re going to put in the best performance we can and try to get a win again to finish the year.

“I’m looking forward to experiencing the track, I’ve never had the pleasure of driving it but it looks great. Every one raves about it and it’s a classic Formula 1 circuit, so there’s not much more that you can want.

“I went really well at Knockhill which is another old-school track, so it could be a great weekend for us.”


Tommy Foster (#53) said:
“We struggled at Silverstone but managed to get two solid points finishes after an issue in race one.

“We’ve put that weekend behind us and now we’re moving into the final races at Brands Hatch.

“It was fun to race there earlier in the year and I can’t wait to race on the GP loop. It’ll be my first time there so I’m excited to learn it and hopefully we’ll be strong.”

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