After last weekend’s UIM F4 racing at Rother Valley in Britain, the teams will travel to Mâcon, France later this month to determine the 2018 UIM World Champion and it couldn’t be tighter at the top of the leader board!
2018 UIM F4 World Championship (after 4 rounds)
1st) Tuukka Lehtonen FIN 68 points
2nd) Morgan Jernfast SWE 61 points
3rd) Nikita Lijcs LAT 54 points
4th) Ben Jelf GBR 52 points
Tuukka Lehtonen told Chris Davies on Sunday:
It’s very important to go to the next rounds in Mâcon sitting at the top of the championship table, it might only be a small points gap, but it could be a crucial one as this series is very competitive.
Morgan Jernfast finished in 6th place in Round 3 after being T-boned by Jonny Brewer and was runner-up in Round 4:
The weekend did not go at all to plan and has left us with a lot do at the next rounds in France.
Nikita Lijcs won Round 3 and those points give him a mathematical chance of taking the World Championship in France.
Ben Jelf’s victory in Barcis, Italy (Round 2) and second and third places at Rother Valley have put him into 4th overall with 52 points.
His error in Round 1 when he became entangled with a turn mark has probably cost him the Championship, but the Brit looks excellent value to take at least a Bronze medal by the Saône river on September 23rd.
2018 UIM F4 World Championship – Rounds 5 & 6 – Mâcon, France 22-23 September 2018
Photo: Chris Davies