QUINN DENIED AT DONINGTON BY TERRIBLE LUCK
Alex Quinn suffered from torrid luck at Donington Park for the second round of the British F4 Championship. The young Cornish star was denied shots at the podium and victories after incident damage resulted in his TRS Arden car being unable to finish the opening race, consequently he was unable to race in the second race of the weekend in what was a nightmare weekend for the talented YRDA driver.
Quinn set the 4th fastest time in qualifying, less than a tenth off pole position. His second best lap was very close to his overall best time - meaning he was placed 3rd overall on 'second best times' , therefore he would start race three from 3rd on the grid.
The opening race saw Quinn make a good start, however he was forced off the track, causing accident damage. A polystyrene marker board entered the radiator of Quinn’s car causing his engine to overheat. It put paid to his chances of competing in race two, with an engine change needed in too short a time period.
Quinn was again completley luckless at the start of race three, as the top four went into turn one, Quinn was hit up the back by a rival driver causing a domino effect of contact, putting him in the gravel and rejoining at the back of the pack.
Following this, the race was halted and the decision taken not to restart after an incident involving Pasma and Monger.
Quinn had recovered to 10th position but it was far from the result he wanted and deserved during this weekend.
Alex Quinn: “It’s been a horrendous weekend. There’s no other way to describe it. Qualifying was actually quite good putting the car on the second row, but the races just didn’t go to plan. To end it on the first lap in race one was very disappointing. We were really unlucky. We know we’re quick though and we’ll bounce back. It’s all-out attack now for future races. I have very little to lose.”
The third round of the British F4 Championship takes place at Thruxton in Hampshire on the 06-07 May. Alex Quinn is currently 7th overall in the standings after his luckless weekend at Donington, with his team TRS Arden 2nd overall in the team standings.
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