The 2015 Duo BRDC Formula 4 Autumn Trophy will be decided this weekend (November 14/15) at Brands Hatch, Douglas Motorsport’s very own Harrison Scott currently leads the standings following an almost flawless meeting at Snetterton last weekend. Behind him are a number of drivers including Sennan Fielding and Ben Barnicoat who will be challenging for the title on the 1.2-mile Indy circuit at Brands Hachwith a number of drivers fighting out for glory on the 1.2-mile Indy circuit in Kent.
The opening weekend of the Autumn trophy provided some great on-track action and it was Douglas Motorsport and Harrison Scott who emerged as series leaders. Apart from taking two race wins and two runner-up spots, it was Douglas Motorsport and Harrison Scott who became the first ever race winners in the new Tatuus Cosworth F4-016 F4 car – a testament to the experience of the team in car preparation and setup, and a sign of the abilities of Scott in what was his first race in a F4 car.
Scott holds a commanding lead in the overall standings on 128 points. In second place sits HHC Motorsport’s Sennan Fielding,the race three victor in Norfolk with an additional podium in the first contest of the weekend helping his Autumn Trophy campaign.
Ben Barnicoat, the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Champion, showed blistering speed at Snetterton but his quest for the Trophy title was hampered by one non-points scoring finish across the weekend. The 18-year-old Racing Steps Foundation-backed racer did take a win however, in addition to another podium finish, and he has an outside chance of claiming the crown if he enjoys a near perfect weekend at Brands Hatch to broach the 45 point deficit to Scott..
Making his BRDC Formula 4 debut this weekend is the 2015 MSA Formula Champion Lando Norris. He will join up with HHC Motorsport, who ran him to the 2014 Ginetta Junior Rookie Cup title, as he turns 16 this Friday and thus becomes eligible to race in BRDC F4.
The winner of the Autumn Trophy will receive entry into every one of next year’s championship rounds. The runner-up will get 50 per cent off their entry fees with third place enjoying a 25 per cent reduction to form a prize package worth over £10,000, adding an extra incentive to this weekend’s action.