Arden Motorsport are aiming to return to the British F4 podium this weekend [24-25 October] during the penultimate round of the 2020 season at Snetterton.
After enduring his most difficult meeting of his 2020 campaign so far last time out at Croft, Alex Connor is looking forward to bouncing back on the technical 2.97-mile Snetterton 300 layout.
The 16-year-old, who kicked off the season with his maiden series win at Donington Park before converting pole to victory at Silverstone to repeat the feat in September, is keen to bounce back from the Croft double-header as he eyes his eighth podium of a successful 2020 season.
Roman Bilinski made positive progress during the previous round, securing his best ever qualifying result in fourth position and later converting his second row start into another top five finish after displaying his defensive skills to hold off fierce opposition.
The Ginetta graduate, who already has two overall podiums to his name so far this season, will be hoping to carry forward that pace at Snetterton as he battles for sixth position in the overall points standings.
Frederick Lubin also achieved his best qualifying result of the season last time out, lining up sixth for the opening contest as the best of the Rookie Cup runners, before converting that grid position into a remarkable fifth category victory of the season, as well as again equalling his best ever race result in fourth position.
The YRDA-backed racer will be aiming to make further progress as he battles for class honours, looking to cap off his impressive rookie season in style with just six races remaining.
Competitive action at the Norfolk circuit gets underway with qualifying at 09:05 to decide the grid for races one and three, before a double-header of contests that afternoon at 12.40 and 15.35 respectively.
With the series returning to the familiar triple-header format this weekend, the final race at Snetterton is scheduled to get underway at 11.55 on Sunday, with all the action live on ITV’s free-to-air television coverage.
Arden British F4 Team Manager Gary Ward:
“Croft definitely wasn’t a straightforward round for us but there were still plenty of positives for us to take forward into this weekend at Snetterton.
“We know Alex will be really keen for a great result here, and both Roman and Frederick showed amazing pace last time out so expect them to be right in the mix again.
“We’re heading into the business end of the season now so it’d be great to pick up some more silverware!”
Alex Connor (#27):
“It was a tough weekend at Croft, with a difficult qualifying and mistakes on my behalf costing me good results and vital championship points.
“We’ve reset now and I’m fully focussed on bouncing back this weekend at Snetterton.”
Roman Bilinski (#55):
“There was lots of ‘if only’ at Croft – the weekend started off really well with our best ever qualifying result and we managed a top five in race one, but unfortunately the second race didn’t go to plan.
“I’m excited for Snetterton this weekend and really looking forward to racing on this long and complicated track.”
Frederick Lubin (#78):
“I really enjoyed Croft. Our pace on Friday was pretty fast and in the wet it was quick too. I got some good points and some solid results. I learnt a lot on the Sunday managing the car which had a little issue and I am very confident going into Snetterton.
“It’s got a great combination of high and slow speed corners. Our pace seems OK there so I’m looking forward to it.”