Barter: “Not being able to score points again hurt us” After double Valencia victory

Barter: “Not being able to score points again hurt us” After double Valencia victory

Hugh BarterBarter: “Not being able to score points again hurt us” After double Valencia victory

Hugh Barter is pleased with his French F4 weekend at Valencia taking two wins despite being ineligible to score points at the Spanish circuit.

The Australian couldn’t score points due to him racing at the track earlier this season in Spanish F4.

Barter conceded the championship lead to Alessandro Giusti and trails the Frenchman by 32 points with one round remaining at Paul Ricard.

The 17-year-old explained to InsideF2 that the weekend at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo was enjoyable but his ineligibility to score points meant Barter has a difficult task to win the championship at the final round.

He said: “The weekend was good, obviously not being able to score points again hurt us in the championship and I think we’re now 32 points behind so it’s going to be tough going into the last round. O

“But there’s not much we can do and the weekend was good and it’s good to see that the pace was strong. 

“Hopefully we can carry that into the last round and hope for the best.”

Barter took a superb victory in Race 3 making no mistakes as Giusti pushed him but the Australian wasn’t under much pressure in the final race of the weekend and even enjoyed a successful attempt at grabbing the Fastest lap.

He said: “Giusti was challenging me in Race 3 but to be honest it was just more conserving tyre and also making sure that towards the end that I could then secure Fastest lap.

“So honestly it was not much to think about in Race 3 it think it was just more controlling the race.”

After his hard fought duel with Giusti, Barter heaped praise on his rival and said that the 17-year-old has significantly improved during the previous two rounds at Lédenon and Valencia. 

The Australian also warned that Giusti is unlikely to allow Barter a trouble-free weekend at Paul Ricard as they compete for the French F4 title.

The Australian said: “The fight with Giusti so far has been good obviously it’s been more in the last two rounds that Giusti has stepped up in the championship. 

“At Lédenon he was quite strong and this round he’s been quite strong so I think at Paul Ricard I don’t think he’s going to make it easier for me.

“But I think for me just to concentrate on what I do best and hopefully the outcome is what we wish for and to win the championship.”

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