QUINN STRUGGLES IN THRUXTON RACE TWO
Alex Quinn suffered disappointment to only limp home in the second of three F4 British Championship races at Thruxton in Hampshire.
Following his fourth place finish in Saturday’s opening affair, Quinn began from fourth place in the reversed grid second encounter.
The RSF-backed teenager began well to move up to third place on the opening lap. But the Fortec Motorsports racer was soon under pressure on the second tour from a storming Jamie Caroline (Jamun).
With Caroline in his mirror on the outside heading into the Campbell/Cobb complex, Quinn tagged the Carlin machine of James Pull ahead.
The contact pitched both into a spin into the greenery, with the pair relegated to the back of the field.
With further chaotic contact taking place between cars ahead, two safety car periods were required, but Quinn was unable to make progress. He took the flag as the last of the remaining runners, in 13th place.
Quinn will begin the third and final race of the weekend from 11th place on the grid, following a five-place grid penalty handed to him by stewards after the race following his race incident.
Arden’s Luis Leeds scored his maiden championship victory ahead of Caroline and JHR’s Billy Monger.
THRUXTON: (3.792km / 2.356 miles): RACE TWO results (top 10)
Luis Leeds (AUS)
Jamie Caroline (GBR)
Billy Monger (GBR)
Carrie Schreiner (GER)
Zane Goddard (AUS)
Sennan Fielding (GBR)
James Pull (GBR)
Jack Martin (GBR) / R
Ayrton Simmons (GBR) / R
Ross Martin (GBR) / R
Alex Quinn (GBR) / R
Team / Car
Time / Gap
Fastest lap: Sennan Fielding - 1m15.304s
Weather: Dry / Sunny
R = Rookie
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