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AUSF3: Team BRM Eastern Creek preview

Motivation the Key for Team BRM at 'the Creek'. If the amount of motivation and confidence in a racing team is directly responsible for the results they achieve, Team BRM should be set dominate the Fifth round of the 2004 Australian F3 ...

Motivation the Key for Team BRM at 'the Creek'.

If the amount of motivation and confidence in a racing team is directly responsible for the results they achieve, Team BRM should be set dominate the Fifth round of the 2004 Australian F3 championship at Sydney's Eastern Creek Raceway this weekend.

And after the pace shown by both drivers at the recent Winton round and an highly successful test at Eastern Creek last Monday, the team is fired up for a great weekend of racing at the Sydney circuit.

Team owner Bronte Rundle said that the team was energized for the weekends racing. "We're really looking forward to it," he said. "Karl's recent test gave us a lot to be positive about, and we think that we should be right there and challenging for race wins like we were at Winton, before the noise issue."

Rundle said that it was great for Formula 3 to be back at the popular Sydney circuit. "Eastern Creek is a true open wheeler track, and it really suits these cars. The long straight and fast first turn, coupled with the flowing infield section makes it a true drivers track."

"We have had success here before, so there is no reason why we cant do it again."

Karl Reindler -- UTS Geophysics Dallara F301 Speiss Opel.

Despite being 31 points behind the championship leader, Karl Reindler begins the second half of the 2004 season with a very realistic chance of still being champion. If pace is anything to go on, Eastern Creek could be the round that the tide begins to turn in the young West Australian's favour.

"I love this track, and we have proved already that we are really fast here." he said after the test day. "We set our best time at the test on old tyres, and in very cool conditions, so I am confident there is more to come from the car. I'm really looking forward to the weekend."

"Karl's Championship is far from over, and there is a long way to go this season," said Bronte Rundle. "He is all set for a good weekend at Eastern Creek, and with the Winton results still subject to the inquiries currently being held by both Formula 3 Australia and CAMS, he is still right in it."

Nic Jordan -- AMS Group / ROH Dallara F398 Speiss Opel.

In what has been a stellar Rookie season for the young New Zealander, Nic Jordan heads to Eastern Creek in total control of the Yokohama F3 Trophy class, leading it by 39 points.

In a further boost to his chances for this weekend, Jordan's Dallara F398 is the chassis that holds the current F3 lap record at Eastern Creek, set by then BRM Driver Darren Palmer during the series last visit to the circuit in 2001.

"Times have dropped drastically since then," the Rundle. "But it will give us an excellent base set-up to install into Nic's car. He has had no problem learning tracks so far, so this weekend shouldn't be any different."

The Fifth round of the 2004 Australian Formula 3 championship will see team BRM compete in two tough races in the most competitive F3 field seen so far this season.

For more information on Team BRM, please visit the teams website www.teambrm.com.

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Series F3
Drivers Karl Reindler