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September 16, 2020

Red Arrows seeking success as British F4 heads to Thruxton

Arden Motorsport targeting silverware as 2020 British F4 campaign continues in Hampshire.
Press
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British F4
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September 16, 2020

Red Arrows seeking success as British F4 heads to Thruxton

Arden Motorsport targeting silverware as 2020 British F4 campaign continues in Hampshire.

Arden Motorsport are seeking further British F4 success as the single-seater series returns to action this weekend at Thruxton [19-20 September].

Championship challenger Alex Connor is looking to continue his title bid after securing back-to-back podium finishes last time out at Knockhill.

Connor, who stormed to victory at the season opener, currently sits third in the Drivers’ standings by virtue of consistent points finishes and five visits to the overall podium.

The 16-year-old is confident of continuing his front-running pace and adding to his impressive podium tally at Thruxton having garnered plenty of experience with two visits to the high-speed Hampshire circuit during his rookie season.

Roman Bilinski enjoyed his best-ever series results at Oulton Park before bouncing back the following weekend to salvage a solid points haul from the Knockhill round.

The Oulton Park podium finisher, who currently occupies ninth in the championship standings, is hoping to return to the rostrum this weekend and is focussing on consistent results to back up notable pace.

Rookie Frederick Lubin managed to carry his form over from a breakthrough weekend at Oulton Park – in which he secured two Rookie Cup category wins – to improve his results as the weekend wore on last time out at Knockhill.

The YRDA-backed racer was fractions away from securing his third class victory after a tremendous battle for the Rookie Cup win in the final race in Fife, and will be hoping to make amends this weekend with a return to the category’s top step.

Competitive action in Hampshire gets underway with a busy day of action on Saturday, as qualifying kicks off proceedings at 09:00 before a double-header of contests that afternoon at 13:40 and 17:10 respectively.

The final race of the weekend is then scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 15:15, with all the action shown live on ITV’s free-to-air television coverage.

Arden British F4 Team Manager Gary Ward:

“We’ve had a really strong start to our 2020 British F4 season, and after a bit of a break we’re excited to continue our momentum and collect some more silverware.

“All three drivers have been really impressive in their own right, so we’re really proud
of their performances and know they’ll keep getting better throughout the season.

“Thruxton is a really high speed circuit which we know the drivers will love. We were successful there last year so we’re excited to see what we can do this time around.”

Alex Connor (#27):

“It’s been an intense start to our season and we’ve had great pace but some bad
luck along the way.

“I’m really looking forward to Thruxton as it was a track that I struggled with last year as it requires a lot of physical strength. This year I am stronger and the pre-season test day went well.”

Roman Bilinski (#55):

“We’ve had some good results and really strong starts over the last couple of rounds so hopefully we can continue that this weekend.

“It’ll be really interesting to see what we can do at Thruxton, hopefully we’ll put in
some good times as it’s a fast track.”

Frederick Lubin (#78):

“Knockhill wasn’t easy but but we had some good battles in the Rookie Cup and I just missed out on another class win. Hopefully we can be up there again this weekend.

“I’m aiming to bounce back at Thruxton, it’s a high-speed circuit which is great for racing so it should be a lot of fun!”

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