Arden Motorsport aiming for silverware at Silverstone

September 26, 2019

British F4

The Banbury-based squad have enjoyed an impressive silverware streak in the second half of the season, and are looking to bounce back after a testing Knockhill weekend.

Bart Horsten is full of confidence after displaying clear pace at the Fife circuit, leading the way in all four test sessions and securing pole position. The Australian racer was unfortunate to fall foul of penalties on a weekend in which results did not match undeniable speed.

Tommy Foster battled against adversity to stay among the points, with a return to the rostrum the objective this time around.

Alex Connor is keen to continue a strong run of form after adding to Arden’s silverware streak last time out; tripling his Rookie Cup win tally in the process.

The 15-year-old also regained second position in the class standings, a lead he aims to extend at Silverstone this time around.

Scottish racer Abbie Munro made a remarkable debut at Knockhill, lifting the squad’s spirits with a trio of points finishes in front of her home crowd, and hopes to make further progress as she gains confidence with every outing.

Competitive action at the high-speed Silverstone circuit gets underway on Saturday with a crucial qualifying session at 10:55, with the opening encounter at 15:55 that afternoon.

Sunday then sees a double-header of contests, at 10:25 and 15:50, in front of a packed-out trackside crowd, with all the wheel-to-wheel action live on ITV4’s free-to-air television coverage.

Arden British F4 Team Manager, Gary Ward:

“Knockhill was a bit of a weekend to forget, there were also plenty of positives to take but we know we could have achieved more.

“The pace we showed bodes very well for the next couple of rounds, and the outstanding progress by Alex and Abbie in Scotland was a real pleasure to watch.

“I’m massively looking forward to our home round at Silverstone, we’re going to be strong and pick up everything we’re owed in terms of silverware.”

Abbie Munro (#12):

“It was so great to be at Knockhill for my British F4 debut, and I went really well in front of my home fans who gave me a lot of support.

“I feel there’s definitely still more to come as I gain confidence, which is happening every time I get in the car.

“I’m excited for Silverstone to continue the progress made on my debut, and hopefully get another solid points haul.”

Alex Connor (#27):

“Knockhill was a really, really good weekend in terms of results. The double win was a real positive and a nice feeling.

“This season has been a massive learning curve, and I’m looking forward to continuing what has been a great year in the last two rounds.

“It’s my first time racing at Silverstone but I know there’s a lot of overtaking opportunities so let’s hope we can make the most of that.”

Bart Horsten (#50):

“A few things didn’t go our way at Knockhill, but we had amazing pace at an awesome track.

“My engineers did an amazing job, the car has really been a bullet for the last few rounds, we just haven’t been able to convert that into results.

“I feel confident heading to Silverstone because I’m driving really well and the team is doing brilliantly.

“I haven’t driven Silverstone National before so I don’t really know what to expect but the car should be fast and I believe we’ll go well.”

Tommy Foster (#53):

“It was a frustrating weekend at Knockhill, but I’ve put it behind me and I’m hoping to take the momentum from the win at Snetterton and the podium at Thruxton to hopefully get back up on the podium at Silverstone.

“I’ve got a bit of knowledge from that track from when I did a test day in a Formula Renault and a British F3 car so hopefully the track knowledge should come in handy.

“I’m really looking forward to it.”