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