Another weekend and a another strong showing from Arden’s Red Arrows

September 23, 2020

British F4

The #YRDArmy single seater superstars were back in action after a short break as they headed to the UK’s temple of speed at Thruxton for rounds 13,14 and 15 of the 2020 season.

The weekend saw great success for the Arden team with rookie wins for Frederick Lubin, podiums for Roman Bilinski and outstanding drives for Connor.

Rookie wins and personal bests -  Lubin shows great form at Thruxton

It was a weekend to remember for Frederick Lubin as he matched his best on track finish and secured two out of three possible rookie wins at the weekend.  The weekend started off in great style for Lubin, firmly inside the top 10 in practice set up potential for a great qualifying and weekend that would lie ahead.  Qualifying saw another strong showing from Lubin P9 at the end of the session put the young driver in prime position to make up some ground and secure some good point for the championship.

Race one and two were stories of success for Lubin P7 in race one and taking his third rookie win of the season was a great way to start off his Saturday of racing. However the day would get better for Frederick as he would claim his second rookie victory of the day and match his best result of the year in P4 in race two.

Sunday saw another race and another top 10 finish for Lubin in P8 an impressive result following a penalty meaning he started outside of the top 10.

Overall a fantastic showing from the young gun, who aims to carry his form forward into next weekends rounds at the home of racing in Silverstone.

Come back King - Connor impressive amidst bad luck

The #YRDArmy superstar in Alex Connor was also in fine form at the weekend as he planned his charge to climb back up the championship standings at Thruxton.

In the same style as his teammates, the weekend got off to a good start in practice and this form was translated into a fine result in qualifying with an impressive P4 and plenty of opportunity for the races to come.

Race one saw an amazing duel for the podium with Connor involved and come the flag after 20 mins of intense racing Connor narrowly missed out on claiming another podium to add to his tally as his crossed the line in P4.

Race two saw some bad luck strike Connor whilst running strongly as he sadly suffered a DNF. An unfortunate result for Alex but this would only push Connor harder as he aimed to bounce back in race three.

Race three saw a phenomenal drive from Connor as he got into action straight away and fought hard to make up as many positions as possible.  After some mid-race bad luck hit causing Connor to drop to the back of the field, the race was on as he charged through the field passing cars at any given opportunity to take P5 at the flag.  A mighty comeback drive for Alex showing what could’ve been had luck been on his side.

Back where he belongs - Bilinski secures second podium of 2020

Roman Bilinski had a great run at Thruxton as he climbed back onto the podium at Thruxton to match his seasons best result in 3rd place.

A strong practice led into qualifying where Bilinski would take 7th at the flag.  Race one saw a tough race with some great battles across the field saw Bilinski finish the race on the tail of his teammate Lubin in 8th place.

Race two saw a smart and decisive drive from Roman as he fought hard to the flag and claimed the best result of the Arden teams weekend in 3rd place. An amazing result for the Polish driver.

Race three saw another solid drive from Bilinski as he crossed the line behind his teammate Connor in 6th place to round out a great weekend.

Now his eyes turn to Silverstone this weekend as he and the whole Arden team aim to add more point to their impressive tally.

Bart back in action!

Bart Horsten was also back in action this weekend as the BRDC British F3 season arrived at Donington park for the next series of races.

A strong Qualifying put the Lanan racing driver in P5 for the start of race 1. This race would see an impressive performance from Bart as he battled hard to the flag and would claim fourth.

Race 2 saw the reverse grid race take place and after a P13 start Bart would finish in the same position following a tough race and drastic wind changes unsettling the car.

The third and final race of the weekend saw P7 at the flag a good points haul to round out the weekend.

Now the Aussies eyes turn to Snetterton for the next round and Bart will be ready to make a strong impression.