RACER Jonny Edgar has scooped a major win in a German championship.

The Red Bull junior excelled in the 2020 ADAC F4 Championship at Oschersleben.

The Asby teenager was the dominant force initially but suddenly appeared to be the big loser at the weekend, only to hit back with determination and strength in the last race.

In an extremely exciting season finale, Edgar, 16, managed to catch team-mate American Jak Crawford and secure the championship title in the ADAC High-Speed Academy with a two-point lead.

“I am delighted to have won the title. I’ve led the championship from day one up until yesterday’s race,” said Edgar after winning the title on Sunday.

The weekend prior to that had been a rollercoaster of emotions.

Edgar, a former pupil at Cockermouth School, travelled to Oschersleben with a 23-point lead but suddenly found himself two points down after the first round.

The gap increased to nine points during the weekend’s second race, but Edgar felt no pressure.

Instead, he approached the last race with the composure of a professional.

“I knew Jak was under more pressure than me,” said Edgar, who stormed forwards right from the start to finish second.

“He had to keep up with me and couldn’t allow any harm to befall him, whereas I, on the other hand, had to take risks come what may.”

With that, Edgar was actually able to catch Crawford and secure the title that had been on the cards for so long.

The British driver clinched no fewer than six victories during the season after showing his class with two wins during the season-opening weekend.

What followed next was a year that remained tremendous almost throughout.

“I tried to drive consistently.

“The first half of the season was really good, but then I was unlucky a few times,” said Edgar, referring to a couple of incidents towards the end of the season.

But when the chips were down, Edgar delivered and achieved the greatest success possible.

“It’s good to have won this formula racing championship,” said Edgar.

“It’s important for my career.”

When Covid first struck racing was initially cancelled, events were then staged with strict procedures in place.

No spectators are allowed and everyone undergoes Covid tests before going on the track. Teams then stay within bubbles.

All doors are now open to champion Edgar after his ADAC Formula 4 title.