GB4 Championship partnered by BRDC newcomer Zack Ping made a splash this weekend, debuting in the top-ten for the very first race of the weekend at Silverstone. Zack’s brother Noah, racing in the sister series, the GB3 Championship, made his return to the famous English circuit with improved results from his last appearance.
Zack wowed the spectators securing tenth in his first race of the weekend, and first race in the GB4 Championship. Zack continued to impress in his second race driving all the way up to sixth and challenging for fifth when his second race was cut short due to an incident with a competitor resulting in an unfortunate DNF. Noah was able to one-up his results from his last appearance on track at Silverstone scoring two top-ten finishes with a ninth in race one and tenth in race two and moving up to eighth place in championship points.
While this was Zack’s first time on track at Silverstone, this is Noah’s second Silverstone appearance this season.
“Overall, not bad, to finish top-ten,” explains Noah Ping. “I’m over here sitting disappointed I’m not higher up when last time we were here we were twenty-second or something. So, I am happy to be in the top-ten, happy to have the pace this time around, and we just keep getting better. The Arden-VRD team is pushing hard to get up there to the front.”
Unfortunately, after a few rainy laps into race three, the GB3 Championship officials determined weather conditions too dangerous to compete in, red-flagging the race. After a long wait for the storm to pass, the GB3 race three was officially suspended. At this time officials opted to suspend the last GB4 Champion race of the weekend as well.
“It definitely sucks only getting to race two races instead of three this weekend,” explains Zack. “But we’re going to listen to what the stewards say. As much as we all want to race, they always put our safety first, and I believe have made the right decision canceling the last race.”
Zack went on to say, “Overall I’m very happy with my results this weekend. Having never driven this car or raced on this track before, I think a top-ten finish and challenging for a top-five is a great result for my first weekend. I’m just going to keep learning and pushing for that top spot through the rest of the season.”
The Ping brothers will take a month-long summer break but will make their next on-track appearance together at Brands Hatch Circuit in Kent, England at the beginning of September. Taking place September 9th and 10th, this race event with be the sixth GB3 Championship partnered by BRDC round of the 2023 season and the eighth round of the GB4 Championship partnered by BRDC.
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