Ayrton Simmons got off to a flying start at Snetterton for a further two days of official F4 British Championship testing last week.

The Epping racer set the quickest time of the morning session with his team TRS Arden Motorsport on day one.

His time of 1.52.299 earned him second overall as last Tuesday’s running came to a close.

Oscar Piastri, Simmons’ teammate, wasn’t far behind. He improved by almost half-a-second upon his morning’s best, setting a lap time of 1.52.327 in the afternoon to put him just 0.028 shy of Simmons and third overall.

Simmons continued his fine form on day two netting second with a time of 1.52.048. Piastri finished third fastest with 1.52.054. Both rattled off successive personal best laps with less than one hour on the clock.

This saw the teammates separated by an even smaller margin.

A mere 0.006 and less than a tenth slower than Logan Stewart’s late flyer denied Arden a one-two as the test came to it’s conclusion.

The 16-year-old’s attention now turns back to Croft Circuit which will host the next three rounds of the F4 British Championship this weekend.

Simmons sits eighth in the standings overall and will aim to enhance his title prospects before the summer break. Another young star and Simmons’ teammate will complete the grid this time around, as Olli Caldwell will make his competitive British F4 debut.

He is set to become the youngest driver to race in the series and begin to win the Ford F4 Challenge Cup.

“Snetterton went really well for me as I learned lots in my driving and also in set-up,” Simmons told the Arden website.

“I also found different set-ups for specific conditions which is very good. I thought my driving was very good and I need to carry this on to Croft for sure.”