Dimitrov makes it double delight for JHR at Knockhill
JHR Developments celebrated a second victory of the weekend in the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA at Knockhill after a comfortable reverse grid win for Georgi Dimitrov.
The British-Bulgarian racer was due to line up alongside pole-sitter Adam Fitzgerald (Phinsys by Argenti), but the Irishman spun out of the Arnold Clark chicane on the lap to the grid, leaving his spot vacant.
In his absence, Dimitrov was threatened by home hero Oliver Stewart (Hitech GP) on the run down to Duffus Dip, but he was able to brave it out and cement the race lead through Scotsman.
From there, Dimitrov went completely unchallenged out front, gradually extending his lead to an eventual 5-second winning margin at the chequered flag, netting him a fifth career victory in Britain’s FIA Formula 4 series.
Behind Dimitrov, the battle for the final two steps on the podium was nothing short of thrilling. After an off for Stewart at the chicane, Eduardo Coseteng (Hitech) and Aiden Neate (Argenti) found themselves debating second on the road, rather than third.
The positions switched once apiece, with Coseteng emerging ahead after a wheel dipped in the gravel exiting the chicane for Neate allowed the Filipino racer to sweep around the outside at Clark.
From there, Coseteng was able to power clear as Neate came under increasing pressure in the closing laps from a whole host of the championship’s household names, including Carlin duo Louis Sharp and Ollie Gray, plus championship leader Alex Dunne (Hitech).
The quartet ran nose-to-tail for several laps around the 1.2-mile Fife circuit, with Sharp the first to drop back after an off down the back straight. That put Dunne into fourth, but an opportunity to overhaul Neate, despite several near misses, never materialised.
The Brit took the final podium spot in third, with Dunne, Gray and Sharp following him across the line. Behind, there was an action-packed, three-way dice for the Rookie Cup honours, with Mercedes-AMG junior Daniel Guinchard passing Ugo Ugochukwu (Carlin) in the closing stages to take top spot from the American, with a recovering Stewart third.
To view the full race result, click here.