Harrison Scott claimed a dominant victory in the opening 2015 Duo BRDC F4 Autumn Trophy round at Snetterton, as he came home over 16 seconds from South African Sisa Ngebulana and Sennan Fielding, who was promoted to third post-race following a time penalty handed to Fortec’s Ben Barnicoat.
Scott started from pole position and as the lights went out to get the 10-lap contest underway, he made a clean getaway to lead into the first corner. Hillspeed’s Struan Moore, starting alongside Scott on the front row, lost a place to Barnicoat as Sennan Fielding bogged down and dropped to the back of the field.
In Race 2, having started from pole position, Ben Barnicoat was able to hold off a battling Harrison Scott for the win. Struan Moore finished third for Hillspeed. Scott had closed to within a tenth of a second on the penultimate lap.
After lap three, Barnicoat led Douglas Motorsport’s Scott by over one second and heading on to the final lap, the order looked set but Barnicoat dropped time to Scott and the Douglas driver soon was crawling over the back of the Racing Steps Foundation-backed man. Starting the last circuit, the gap was under two tenths of a second and Scott tried his best to get past but Barnicoat held on to take the win by just 0.361s. Struan Moore came home a distant third with his Hillspeed team-mate Vaidyanathan fourth, ahead of Ngebulana, Al Zubair and Fielding.
The top-three were presented with their trophies on the podium by Duo Chief Executive Alex Moss. Tomorrow sees another qualifying session followed by two races, with the action getting underway at 09:25.