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10/08/2017 | Racing

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline has his sights firmly fixed on a big points haul this weekend with the F4 British Championship Certified by FIA – Powered by Ford heads for Knockhill this weekend for the seventh meeting of the year.

Jamie makes the long trip to Scotland sitting pretty at the top of the standings having secured a record-breaking ninth win of the season last time out at Snetterton.

It means the rapid teenager holds a lead of 46.5 points over the chasing pack heading into a busy weekend that will see the British F4 field in action four times.

Jamie has enjoyed success at Knockhill in the past, including a race winning performance en-route to the Ginetta Junior Championship title, and showed impressive pace on track twelve months – albeit without picking up the results that his speed deserved.

Front-running results are very much the aim this time around as Jamie looks to maintain his championship lead, with a strong qualifying performance being key to his chances of success.

Jamie already knows he will start one of the four races at Knockhill from pole position, with the circuit playing host to round 12 of the season – which was due to take place at Oulton Park before being postponed due to time constraints.

“Although results didn’t go my way last season, I showed strong pace at Knockhill which leaves me feeling confident going into the weekend ahead,” he said. “The circuit is one of the most spectacular on the calendar and it’s a really rewarding feeling when you hook up a lap and get into the groove.

“Last year I showed that that is possible to overtake at Knockhill but it isn’t easy, so qualifying towards the front of the grid will be particularly important this weekend. The fact I know I’m already starting at the front for one race is a bonus before we even take to the track, and if I can get near the sharp end of the grid for the other races, we’ll be in a good position.

“I still have a good lead in the standings but like I’ve said before, I can’t relax and take it easy because that’s when mistakes will creep in. With four races this weekend there are good points to be scored, and that’s my aim.”

After qualifying on Saturday 12 August at 11.30, the first of Knockhill’s three British F4 races will be at 14.30 on Saturday afternoon, with race two following at 10.15 on Sunday morning. Race three then takes place at 15.40 and will feature as part of the BTCC’s extensive live coverage on ITV4.

Knockhill also plays host to Round 12 of the season, which was postponed at Oulton Park, at 17.10 at Saturday afternoon.

Live results from the weekend will be available at www.tsl-timing.com

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