FIA ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth, the race for the title ignites: on the Lausitzring circuit the American Jak Crawford wins and approaches the leader Jonny Edgar in the standings
The fight for the victory of the FIA ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth got underway which, in its penultimate round of the season, recorded the successes of the Russian Vladislav Lomko (US Racing), the American Jak Crawford (Van Amersfoort Racing) and the French Victor Bernier (R-ace GP). The American, with this victory, shortened the distance from the leader of the standings, opening the possibility of recovery in the last race weekend. The leader of the standings, the British Jonny Edgar (Van Amersfoort Racing), in fact, will face the last race with an advantage of 23 points over Crawford, an important advantage but that does not secure the conquest of the title.
The first heat was held in the rain and Lomko managed to surprise the poleman, Elias Seppänen (US Racing) at the start and lead the race to the finish: “It was a very difficult race full of surprises – said Lomko at arrival – I don’t think I could have done better. I really enjoyed it ”.
The fight for second place saw Frenchman Victor Bernier win over Seppänen, with German Joshua Dürksen (ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg eV) in fourth.
Sparks between Edgar and Crawford in Race 2, who clashed in the early stages. The American managed to win and take the lead, while the Englishman had to recover from the last position, managing to finish 7th.
“It was an important victory for me, especially in view of next weekend – said Crawford – because you never know what will happen”.
The seventh place in Race 2 allowed Edgar to start from the front row in the third and final race, also full of twists: At the start, with the wet track, Edgar was unable to make the most of pole and at the first corner was 4th, preceded by Bernier, the English Oliver Bearman (US Racing) and Dürksen. Halfway through the race Edgar went off the track, but managed to get back on track behind Crawford. The latter, however, was involved in the Bearman accident and was forced to retire. In the final the German Tim Tramnitz (US Racing) managed to reach the second place, while Edgar collected the points of the 4th place.
At the end of the race Edgar has words of encouragement for the rival: “It was very unlucky, but good for my chances of winning the title. In Oschersleben I won’t have to shoot a lot. I’ll have to try to get just behind Jak, not necessarily precede him, and I could do it ””.
The winner will therefore be designated in the last round, on the Oschersleben circuit, already next weekend.