Team BRM News: Reindler's Result and Christmas Shopping F3 syle!
Reindler 18th at Bahrain in solid international debut.
Australian Formula 3 champion Karl Reindler performed solidly in his international Formula 3 debut last weekend, taking his Swiss Racing Team Dallara to 18th in the Bahrain F3 Super Prix up against a star studded 32 car field.
Racing against champions from Britain, Spain, Japan and the Euro F3 Series, Reindler's result in the race came despite being hampered by minimal dry track time in an unfamiliar car -- the only time the 19 year old West Australian had previously driven a 304 model Dallara was when he successfully tested for British outfit Carlin Motorsport earlier this season.
The race result was made even more impressive given that Reindler finished 26th in the frantic qualifying race and 28th after the Thursday qualifying sessions after coming to grips with a wet 5.44km Bahrain GP Circuit.
The Super Prix performance backs up the strong international interest shown in Reindler since winning the Australian Championship in October -- talks are in progress with a number of British and European F3 series outfits with a view to a full season racing in Europe in 2005.
More information about Karl Reindler can be found on his official website www.karlreindler.com
Rundle goes Christmas shopping.
WITH The Christmas season in full swing, team BRM owner Bronte Rundle has departed for foreign shores in search for two rather expensive presents for the BRM personnel and drivers to play with in 2005 -- a pair of new Dallara F304 chassis.
Recognising the need to keep up to date with the latest technology in the fast evolving and very competitive Australian series, Rundle will talk to both Menu Motorsport and the Swiss Racing Team in the coming week with a view to purchasing two of the ultra successful Dallara F304 chassis for use by BRM in the 2005 Australian F3 series.
Rundle will also meet with renowned engine supplier Speiss in Germany with a view to continuing the excellent relationship between Speiss and team BRM.
Team BRM has used Speiss -- Opel engines since it's inception in the late 1990s, and this year the power plant not only took the team to both the Australian F3 championship and the Yokohama Trophy class, but some starting lap records and Asian results along the way.
Team BRM Was the only team to use Speiss power in Asia this season, and the team was delighted with the power shown against the renowned Japanese engines.
Championship winning car departs team BRM.
The team BRM car that won this years championship at the hands of Karl Reindler, Dallara chassis F300 / 012, has been sold to fellow Australian F3 outfit Bob Johns F3 team.
Bob Johns campaigned what was affectionately known as "The world's fastest 1996 Dallara" this season, a car that when coupled with Speiss Power from BRM launched John Pettit to the lap record on the Gold Coast street circuit this October.
Coincidentally, Bob Johns F396 Dallara was a former team BRM Chassis, whilst 2004 driver John Pettit competed with team BRM at the recent Asian F3 finale in the Philippines, rocking the establishment with some startling performances.
F300 / 012 has been one of the most successful chassis in Australian Formula 3 competition, taking many race and round wins over the last three season at the hands of former team BRM driver Darren Palmer.
This season the car took five race wins, and at the hands of Karl Reindler completely dominated the Eastern Creek, Sydney, round of the championship in one of the most impressive performances of the season.
Team BRM would like to take this opportunity to wish one and all an enjoyable Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.
The team would like to thank everyone that has played a role in creating team BRM's most successful season yet, and to wish all of the supporters and sponsors an enjoyable holiday period.
Team BRM looks forward to another successful assault on the Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 championship -- see you all at the track in 2005!