Australia’s Bart Horsten maintained his fourth place in the British F4 Championship after an eventual round at Snetterton. The Championship resumed after the summer break with Horsten full of confidence after a series of podium finishes in the first half of the season.
A 5th place finish in the opening race of the weekend was a disappointing result for Horsten. The second race started brilliantly for the young Australian and he quickly moved into a battle for the lead. An unfortunate incident with championship leader Zane Maloney at Murray’s led to contact and Horsten dropped down the order to finish in 10th place.
“I was a bit distraught that I didn’t do well in the two races earlier in the weekend, but it’s been a really big turn around,” Horsten explained.
Bart Horsten took the fight to Sebastian Alvarez during the opening laps of the final race as the lead group of cars fought for position. Horsten eventually lost contact with the leader as Zane Maloney, Carter Williams and Josh Skelton all took turns to try and seize second place from Bart Horsten. Each driver managed to pull alongside the second placed Arden entry, though none could finish the move as Horsten drove brilliantly to defend his position for the majority of the race. While Alvarez drove off to an emphatic win, Horsten kept his rivals at bay to claim a well deserved 2nd place.
“I would have loved a win but second place is a step in the right direction,” said Bart Horsten. “We knew the team had a good foundation, it was just sorting out little kinks. We should b a force to be reckoned for the rest of the year.”
“Overall, It was a rather disappointing first round back after the summer break, as I felt as though the team and I definitely had the ability to win,” said Horsten as he summed up the weekend to Velocity Magazine. “However I was happy to repay their hard work with P2 in Race 3 and am glad to be back on the podium. The next round at Thruxton is only a short while away, so I am completely focused on working with the team to score as many points a possible.”
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