Hoggard: Re­set of team’s goals rea­son for eight wins and end-of-sea­son blitz

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Fortec British For­mula 4 driver Johnathan Hoggard says a re­set of the team’s goals was re­spon­si­ble for his storm­ing end to the year.

Hoggard headed into the year eye­ing a ti­tle fight, but strug­gles be­fore the sum­mer break prompted a re­think. He lacked out­right pace and was in­volved in a num­ber of col­li­sions, drop­ping out of ti­tle con­tention.

But Hoggard scored the most points of any driver in the sec­ond half of the sea­son. “We had a re­vi­sion of our goals be­cause the sea­son hadn’t been go­ing to plan,” he said. “Ini­tially it was to win the cham­pi­onship, but then it was for the most race vic­to­ries.”

Hoggard headed into the Brands Hatch sea­son fi­nale week­end tar­get­ing an eighth win – the most of any­one this sea­son – and third in the stand­ings, both of which he achieved with a race-three vic­tory.

For the fi­nal five rounds, Hoggard emerged as top scorer over­all with 227 points com­pared to 213 for Pa­trik Pasma and 181 for cham­pion Kiern Jewiss.

“I’m re­ally, re­ally happy,” he said. “We worked hard over the sum­mer break and it was just that lit­tle bit of mo­men­tum with the win at Rock­ing­ham [his first since the sec­ond round of the sea­son at Don­ing­ton Park], that set me go­ing.”

Hoggard is un­sure of his plans for next sea­son.

Most points in sec­ond half of year

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