September 1, 2020
Alex Connor showed fine form at the undulating Knockhill Circuit in Scotland taking to the podium in 2 races and securing 3 top 5 finishes across the weekend.
A strong run through practice on Friday set Connor up for qualifying, where everything was left out on track as Alex delivered an outstanding lap to place his car on the front row of the grid in P2.
This second place result in qualifying put Alex in attacking position from race one and after a confident and impressive drive Connor crossed the line to take a another trip to the podium and a further second place finish for the young talent. A Strong start to the weekend and a good points score to further improve his charge on the title.
Race two saw the reverse grid race meaning Connor would start from P5 and have to battle through the field to secure another strong result and Connor did exactly that. The driver from the UAE battled through in an intense race to cross the line in third, taking more points and another trophy to add to his collection.
The final race of the weekend at knockhill saw an outstanding driver once again from Connor holding onto P4 after a race full of battles. A strong weekend for Alex Connor who now closes in on his title rival ahead!
Once again it was another strong showing from Ardens Roman Bilinski as he showed his talent as he fought back through two take a good points haul at Knockhill.
Qualifying at Knockhill saw a difficult session for Bilinski who claimed P.9, not the ideal result for the young racer which left him with plenty of work to do in the upcoming races.
However, this unfortunate result only motivated Bilinski who on a track notoriously hard to overtake on, battled through with some outstanding moves to take P5 at the flag a gain of 4 positions and a showing of Roman’s talent.
Race two wasn’t the ideal race for Bilinski, an post race complication sad left the young racer not classified. A tough moment for Bilinski but one that would spur him on heading into race 3!Just like in the way Bilinski battled through in race one, he did so I’m similar fashion in race 3. Climbing an impressive 2 places to P7 and rounding off a difficult but strong weekend for the Arden driver.
Roman Bilinski: "Knockhill had it's highs and lows and with it I was able to learn a lot. Now we have a couple of weeks to regroup and work to get things right next time out at Thruxton. As ever I'd like to say a big thanks to the Arden Motorsport team for their continuing hard work."
The rookie Fredrick Lubin was also on form in Scotland this weekend as he eyed up more rookie podiums to add to his collection from the first rounds of the year.
After qualifying for race one, Lubin lined up on row 6 for the first race of the weekend. A hard race and plenty of racing later Lubin climbed up a position to finish P11 and start the weekend off in the right direction.
Race two was another race in the right direction for Lubin climbing up the field to finish within the top 10, another showing of great talent from the rookie in just his 4th weekend out of karting.
Race 3 was the highlight moment of the weekend as Lubins form continues to improve as he took to the second step of the rookie podium after claiming P9 after another strong race.
Overall a strong weekend for Lubin and the Arden Red Arrows. Now a short break for the drivers and team before heading to Thruxton at the end of September.
Frederick Lubin: "Knockhill was quite difficult. I struggled there more than I have done at the other tracks. Having to start on the outside of the top ten for all the races highlighted how important qualifying is. I got unlucky in the opening laps of races one and two and fortunately I was able to correct that in race three."
The weekends single seater action continued for the #YRDArmy as Bart Horsten faced round 3 of the BRDC British F3 championship at the infamous Brands Hatch GP circuit. The weekend as one of 3 4 race weekends so more pressure than ever was on securing fastest laps and and results.
Qualifying for the Australian driver wasn’t the ideal result P10, having shown amazing pace in practice. This meant there was lots of work to be done heading into the 4 up coming races.
After a difficult race one falling back to P13 after some bad luck during the race, Horsten lined up P2 for race 2 and had full focus on securing his second podium of the season. This vision materialised as the YRDA and Lannan Racing Driver claimed P3 at the flag and his second time to the podium in 2020. A great result and a big boost in confidence for Horsten.
Races 3 and 4 took place on the Sunday at Brands Hatch and both brought 7th place finishes with an unlucky finish in Race 4 after attempting a move on the last lap for P4.
Overall a strong weekend for Bart and now full focus on round 4 at Donington park in a few weeks time.