Rodin Carlin’s Sharp & Lisle Dominate Qualifying & Race 1 At Donington
In today’s ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA Donington Park qualifying, Rodin Carlin’s Noah Lisle set the two fastest lap times, securing him the qualifying lap record and pole position for races one and three. Initially team-mate Louis Sharp had set the pole time but a red flag at the very end of his lap led to his time being disallowed. Noah, from Perth Australia, will start from the back of the grid under the new full-reverse grid format for race two.
The Rodin Carlin squad made it a triple, with Louis Sharp setting second, and Dion Gowda third fastest times respectively for both conventional-grid races. Daniel Guinchard (Chris Dittmann Racing) took his place on the second row with the Fortec Motorsport pair of James Higgins and Aiden Neate on row three for Race One. Row three for Sunday’s third ROKiT British F4 race sees Virtuosi Racing’s Aqil Alibhai alongside Higgins.
Hitech Pulse-Eight’s Gabriel Stilp was the fastest Rookie and starts Sunday’s race from tenth overall while Gustav Jonsson (Chris Dittmann Racing) was the highest qualified Rookie for today’s Race One and started from ninth.
Louis Sharp converted his front row start position to a win, taking the lead in the opening lap. The race was red-flagged after three laps to recover two stricken cars but Sharp held the lead on the restart and stayed at the front to the flag.
Noah Lisle charged hard, closing the gap, breaking the track race record lap after lap, taking the Motul Fastest Lap Award, and an additional championship point in the process. He finished 0.582 behind his team-mate.
Daniel Guinchard’s race was less smooth, dropping from fourth to fifth, then recovering on the restart to third. The star Rookie was Josh Irfan, who moved through the pack from 11th to seventh overall.
Races Two and Three take place tomorrow at 10:40 and 15.55, the latter being shown live on free-to-air ITV4. Races can also be followed on live timing and commentary here.