James Piszcyk wins in British F4 Thruxton

James Piszcyk wins in British F4 Thruxton

PiszyckBritish F4 Thruxton Saturday

Jimmy Piszyck took his first victory in British F4 in Race 1 at Thruxton for Hitech in a chaotic race at the UK’s fastest track.

The Australian led home his Hitech team mate Will Macintyre in a 1-2 finish for the team.

Piszyck was delighted after taking his first win in British F4: “It was my first podium in British F4 so first for everything and you’ve got to do it the right way get a win for it. I’m super happy super pleased.

“It was great, the team gave me a great car, super happy.”

Dirty air was huge factor at Thruxton making it tricky to pass, the race winner explained the importance of a good start.

“I just got away I didn’t really notice any dirty air because I was in the lead. My start I don’t think was the best, it was a bit poor but it was good enough to keep the lead.”

The first race of the weekend was disrupted as the Safety Car was deployed with eight minutes to go due to an incident with Noah Lisle and Patrick Heuzenroeder at Club and the ended under Safety Car.

The Hitech driver spoke of his worry after seeing the pack close up: “I was scared, I was very scared when I saw it (the Safety Car) because I’d worked my way to a nice gap and I’m like ‘please I don’t want a one lap dash as I might get passed’ but I knew I had the pace even if that one lap dash happened I could’ve still won.”

The championship leader Louis Sharp scored third place for Rodin Carlin in the first race of the weekend.

He said: “It was a god race but to get third I’m pretty happy with it. The car was strong at the start, unfortunately, a few laps in we lost our rear tyres so a bit of setup adjustment was needed.

“The car was quite fast in qualifying obviously we only missed out on pole by three hundredths, the car was good in qualifying unfortunately in the race we lost a bit of performance.

“I do think there are a few tweaks we could do to improve it but overall happy with the result starting from P5 I knew were  in with a shot of a podium so I’m happy to come away with it.”

Sharp leads the championship by 15 points over his Carlin team mate Dion Gowda ahead of Race 2 and Race 3 on Sunday.

Image: Jakob Ebrey

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