Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Wins and podiums for ISM talent in memorable weekend of racing

Competing across three different countries last weekend (1-2 August), the Infinity Sports Management drivers totted up a total number of eight podiums between them, including glorious wins in FIA Formula 2, FIA Formula 3 and FR Americas.

British Grand Prix - Silverstone, UK


The stage was set for an exciting weekend for FIA F2 driver Dan Ticktum at his home race. Despite no crowd at the infamous Silverstone Circuit, Dan was raring to go.

Saturday was a challenging day but Dan still finished comfortably inside the top-10 and put his car on reverse grid pole for the second race of the weekend.

His first FIA F2 victory came in the Sprint Race, where Dan managed safety car restarts and held his nerve to take the chequered flag.

“I’m over the moon so get my first win in F2,” Dan said. “We took really good steps forward throughout the weekend from Friday to Sunday, with both the car and myself. I have to say a massive thank you to the team for giving me that winning feeling!”


Similar to Dan’s performance, the ISM FIA F3 drivers also celebrated good fortune.

David Beckmann won Sunday’s Race 2 to mark a good weekend in the championship fight. He initially crossed the line second but was promoted to the victory after the podium ceremony.

PREMA’s Logan Sargeant stood on the podium after Race 1, finishing P3 after an intense 20 laps of the Silverstone Circuit. He bagged a further P5 in the Sprint Race.

Heading into the second Silverstone weekend, Logan is still second in the championship standings and closing the gap to the driver at the top. After David’s memorable weekend, he’s moved up to third.

“We didn’t have the pace originally but that happens at times,” David said. “But we recovered well! Race 1 was hard but I made the best out of it. In Race 2, luck went our way and it was a much better result. We know what we need to work on now heading into this weekend.”

British GT - Oulton Park, UK

Jordan Collard kickstarted his 2020 British GT campaign in fine style with two podium finishes. Alongside team-mate Patrik Matthiesen in the HHC Motorsport McLaren GT4, the duo had been consistently weekend-long, with a top-three result in qualifying secured.

Jordan’s fortune only improved on Sunday, with two trips to the rostrum that afternoon - a second-place in Race 1 and a P3 in Race 2. They leave Oulton Park first in the GT4 standings.

“It was a solid weekend all round,” Jordan said. “I’m pretty happy that we’re leaving the first round first in the championship. Obviously, it’s a very long road ahead but it’s a very positive result in the book and we can move forward from here now!”

British Formula 4 - Donington Park, UK

Matias Zagazeta and Christian Mansell both made their debuts in the BTCC support-package last weekend, with plenty of positives to take away from the event.

The duo both put their cars inside the top-10 during qualifying for the first race of the weekend. Their second fastest qualifying times also meant another top-10 grid spot each.

In the second race, Christian impressed with a P5 finish to score his first British F4 points. Matias followed suit and claimed points for his P9 performance.

For the final instalment of the weekend, it was Matias’ turn to finish in the top five and mark his arrival to the highly competitive feeder series with the award for the fastest lap.

Christian earned another lot of points in P7 to mark the end of an impressive debut weekend for the two rookies.

Formula Regional Americas Championship - Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama USA

Once again this weekend, Swedish driver Linus Lundqvist proved to be unstoppable.

Having won all races in 2020 to-date, Linus continued his impressive track record to have now won a staggering eight races in a row. Additionally, Linus took pole position for the weekend in a memorable fashion, shaving a whole two-seconds off the previous lap record.

Linus is now tied on the record for most consecutive wins and, after his perfect start to the season, he’s 49-points clear of his next competitor in the drivers’ standings.

“I’m just thrilled to be honest,” Linus said. “It’s been a great season so far and myself and the team have been working super hard to get those results. It hasn’t always been easy but I’m proud of what we’re achieving.”

A word from Gary

“This has been a truly memorable weekend for our drivers,” Gary said. “We’ve had fantastic results across the board and it shows how hard everyone’s been working. It’s a long season ahead - in a short time period - but we’re ready for everything to come!”