Mixed fortunes at Oulton Park

August 25, 2020

British F4

Just like the fantastic Oulton Park Circuit, it was a roller coaster of a weekend for Arden's championship contender Alex Connor as round 3 of the 2020 British F4 championship got underway last weekend.

After a couple of string practice sessions Connor took what he had learnt on track and in the YRDA simulator and put it to use completing the session and finishing 4th in a close session.

Race one brought a difficult race for the number 27 who slipped back one place early on to fifth and due to the nature of Oulton Park where overtaking is highly difficult, Connor crossed the line in P5 a solid result which would see him start from P2 in race 2.

Race 2 was a story of heartbreak for Alex, after a lighting start in torrid conditions, Connor took an early lead setting the pace and controlling the race from the go! However as the race neared it end and with one lap to go Connor found himself in a tight defensive battle for the lead.  Sadly things got too close and Connor was spun hard into the barriers heading into turn 2 resulting in a big incident and plenty of work for the Arden mechanics.  

After a quick check over at the medical centre and an outstanding job by the Arden mechanics Connor would line up P5 and hold position to cross the line leading the Arden trio to a solid end to an up and down weekend.

Fantastic Fredrick takes a double rookie win!

It was a weekend with a silver lining for Lubin at Oulton Park after a strong run through practice and qualifying the #redarrow lined up P10 with the main focus on a maiden rookie win.

After tough battles and racing brilliance Lubin fought through to P7 and the rookie win, his first one of the season.  This would now mean Lubin would start race 2 from pole position the dream birthday present for the now 16 year old racer.

Race 2 was another success story for Lubin after a difficult start to the race Lubin found himself in P6 but holding off the pressure from a fellow rookie behind  Lubin held on to take back to back rookie wins. A further fantastic result.

Race 3 was a difficult race for Lubin a mistake early on would see him drop towards the rear of the field but through his skill and determination he fought back to take P4 in the rookie standings and end the weekend and his birthday with his head held high.

Fredrick Lubin: “Oulton was good fun, the conditions were quite difficult and I struggled to match them although we had good pace at times on Friday. Two rookie wins is great for the rookie championship. I made a few mistakes in the races which cost us overall positions which I have learnt from and hope to not to repeat. I am excited for knockhill it’ll be my first time so it’ll be interesting to see how I get on.”

Bronze for Bilinski

It was a weekend of triumph for Roman Bilinski who completed the #Redarrows line up at Oulton Park last weekend and a weekend that would see him secure his maiden British F4 podium. 

A strong 7th in qualifying put Bilinski in a strong position heading into race one where he battled through to finish P6 and a good points haul to start the weekend off.

Race 2 saw the drive of a lifetime from Bilinski, fighting through the field in torrential rain with some stellar moves to find himself fighting for P2 until the flag where he crossed the line to collect his first piece of silverware for 2020.  The first of many to come for the Polish superstar.

Race 3 was a solid end to the weekend for Bilinski just like his fellow Arden teammates, where he held onto P7 to round off a fantastic weekend.

Roman Bilinski: “I’m very pleased with this weekend and I’ll be looking to improve again for Knockhill”

Now a quick turn around awaits the Arden trio as they head to Knockhill circuit for round 4. More wins and podiums are certainly on the agenda for the #YRDArmy who have in the past gone very well around this track.