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Palmer doubles up in Snetterton race two

Saturday, November 08 2014

HHC Motorsport's Will Palmer claimed his second win of the day with a dominant victory in the second race of the 2014 BRDC F4 Winter Championship.

Gaetano di Mauro claimed second place once more for PetroBall Racing, ahead of Jordan Albert who made a late move around the outside of Connor Jupp to take a podium finish in third.

Jupp was left to settle for fourth, ahead of Harri Newey who took his second fifth place of the day.

Race one podium finisher Rodrigo Fonseca finished sixth ahead of Zubair Hoque, Fernando Urrutia and Enzo Bortoleto.

Palmer made a good start from pole position to hold the lead on the run to Riches on lap one, while di Mauro held second. Connor Jupp was able to vault past Harri Newey to take third, while a quick starting Jordan Albert took fourth. 

Palmer then set about building his lead, which stood at just under half a second on the first lap, setting a string of fastest laps to claim the win by 4.6 seconds.

Di Mauro ran in relatively clear air, while Jupp looked set for his maiden podium finish. But in the second half of the race, Albert began making serious inroads into the margin, while Newey was very much keeping up with Albert's pace.

Starting lap eight, very little separated Jupp and Albert, and the SWR - Caterham F1 driver was able to launch an attack around the outside of Riches, which he completed at Montreal to take third.

Palmer's championship lead is up to 12 points, while di Mauro holds second. Jupp is third for Mectech Motorsport, with Albert and Fonseca equal on points in fourth and fifth.

Palmer commented: "It's been a great start to the Winter Championship for us. I knew I had the pace. I knew that if I could get off the line in the lead I would be able to pull away and take the win.

"The car was great, after the start it was just like qualifying - putting the laps in and pulling away. It's very cold so it's taking a lot of time to get the tyres up to temperature so they were just getting better and better as the race went on."

BRDC F4 Winter Championship, Snetterton race two result:

1. Will Palmer, HHC Motorsport, 10 laps
2. Gaetano di Mauro, PetroBall Racing, +4.648s
3. Jordan Albert, SWR - Caterham F1, +10.075s
4. Connor Jupp, Mectech Motorsport, +11.979s
5. Harri Newey, HHC Motorsport, +12.930s
6. Rodrigo Fonseca, Douglas Motorsport, +14.740s
7. Zubair Hoque, HHC Motorsport, +21.444s
8. Fernando Urrutia, SWR - Caterham F1, +28.332s
9. Enzo Bortoleto, PetroBall Racing, +30.947s