FIELD­ING GRABS POINTS LEAD AS GOD­DARD TAKES A BRACE

Motor Sport News - - Btcc Report: Silverstone - By Stephen Lick­o­r­ish

Five points. The Bri­tish F4 ti­tle bat­tle is the clos­est of all the TOCA cham­pi­onships go­ing into the Brands Hatch fi­nale af­ter the pen­du­lum swung in the favour of Sen­nan Field­ing.

Max Fewtrell led by 24 points go­ing into the week­end but the Car­lin racer had a night­mare. He tan­gled with Billy Monger on the open­ing lap of the first race, which dropped him to the back of the field. He was then given a grid penalty for race two as a re­sult and could only claim sev­enth. Then in the fi­nale he lost out to team-mate Devlin De­francesco af­ter a fre­netic tus­sle and had to set­tle for fifth place.

The first race was dom­i­nated by Zane God­dard but had a dra­matic end­ing. Luis Leeds was putting Field­ing un­der pres­sure for sec­ond and the pair twice banged wheels on the Welling­ton Straight two laps from the end. This gave Leeds a punc­ture and Jamie Caro­line was set to be the man to in­herit a podium. How­ever, he was caught out by the limp­ing Leeds and went off into the Luffield gravel so it was De­francesco who in­stead claimed third.

Alex Quinn made up for a hor­rific qual­i­fy­ing with vic­tory in race two, while God­dard was again tri­umphant in race three – bring­ing Dou­ble R more suc­cess a week af­ter Matheus Leist gave the team the BRDC Bri­tish F3 ti­tle. This time Leeds beat Field­ing to sec­ond, but a strong Sil­ver­stone for the JHR driver leaves him in pole po­si­tion ahead of the sea­son-closer.

Field­ing (left) snatched points lead at Sil­ver­stone

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