Team BRM'S Top Time Testing. Team BRM Have proved that they will be right on the pace for the upcoming fifth round of the Australian Formula 3 championship, after completing a highly successful day of testing at Sydney's Eastern Creek ...
Team BRM'S Top Time Testing.
Team BRM Have proved that they will be right on the pace for the upcoming fifth round of the Australian Formula 3 championship, after completing a highly successful day of testing at Sydney's Eastern Creek Raceway today.
Running the #19 Dallara F301 chassis for Driver Karl Reindler, the team provisionally topped the timesheets around the fast 3.9km Eastern Creek layout with a best time of 1m23.8s, an astounding 3.5 seconds under the existing Formula 3 track record.
Today was the first time Reindler had visited the circuit in his racing career, and despite having to learn the track, he was right on the pace.
"Today was awesome," he enthused. "I really enjoy driving here, the track is fantastic."
"We set our best time today when it was quite cold, in near dark conditions and on tyres 20 -- 30 laps old, so we are really happy with today's sessions."
Team Engineer Craig Rundle oversaw Reindler's exceptional performance, and was delighted with the progress made through the day.
"Its great to be back on a really fast, flowing and open track, that really suits these cars." He said. "It has been a really terrific day for the team, and things are looking really good for next weekend."
"Karl is really loving it here," he continued. "And the car was as fast on old tyres as everyone else was on new ones, so it has been a fantastic day overall."
Rundle summed up the day in one sentence: "I can't wait to see both him and Nic (Jordan) in action when we go racing here!"
Reindler is currently sitting 3rd in the outright championship chase, whilst team mate Nic Jordan leads the Yokohama Trophy class by a whopping 39 points.
Round 5 of the 2004 Australian Formula 3 championship will be run next weekend, July 16 -- 18.
Formula 3 Testing times -- Eastern Creek Raceway
1. Karl Reindler -- 1m23.80
2. Ian Dyk -- 1m24.70
3. Michael Caruso -- 1m24.90
Please note all times are from the BRM timing system, other team's times may not be accurate.