Hugh Barter enjoyed a triumphant weekend at Nogaro to kick off his French F4 campaign at Nogaro in terrific style.
The Australian won two of the three races from pole position in a pair of peerless drives. He now leads the championship on 55 points with a comfortable 25 point cushion over his nearest rival Pierre-Alexandre Provost.
Barter also produced a gritty performance in Race 2 finishing in P7 after starting in tenth on the reverse grid. He made an incredible start passing Souta Arao and Provost.
Barter was delighted with his performances at Nogaro and said: “It was quite a successful weekend with two poles and two victories from that as well as the reverse grid seventh which in my opinion was quite successful considering how hard this track is to pass at.
“So I think overall we scored 55 points including the fastest lap plus the two poles because you get points for pole and basically the best way we could’ve started off the year.
“And hopefully we can carry this momentum towards the first round of the Spanish as well so I look forward to that.”
The 16-year-old is balancing French F4 with a campaign in Spanish F4 which kicks off at the Algarve International Circuit in Portugal on the 29-1 May.
Round 2 of the French season will commence on the famous streets of Pau on the 6-8 May which is the only street track on the calendar.
That event will be Barter‘s first race at a street circuit, an experience the Australian is very much looking forward to: “As well as the next round at Pau which will be my first time at a street circuit so I was asked the question ‘are you nervous to race at a street circuit’ and for me I’m a bit more excited than nervous because it’s a very historic and famous track and we’ll see when we get there.”