Team BRM's rookie driver, 18 year old Ian Dyk, today proved that he is a star in the making. In a sensational debut performance in the final round of the 2003 Australian Formula 3 Championship, Dyk scored a podium finish and set the fastest lap in today's second race. His result could have been even more impressive had he did not suffered a throttle failure in race one that forced him out after just six laps.
Former Australian Formula Ford rookie, Dyk has been highly impressive all weekend, qualifying ahead of a number of his more experienced rivals. During race one, Dyk was running strongly until a bracket broke on his car's throttle on lap six, cutting short his charge.
In race two, Dyk, in the Selleys RP7 Dulux Dallara F301 Spiess Opel, made a great start to move ahead of Championship contender Barton Mawer, Dallara F396 Spiess Opel, after Mawer got away from the line slowly. Dyk slotted into 3rd position and ran there for the remainder of the race. He pushed Christian Jones, Dallara F301 Mugen Honda, throughout the race, but was unable to find a way past him. Lap five saw the young New South Welshman set the fastest lap of the race, proving that he has the speed to match it with the best.
Team BRM Principal, Bronte Rundle is hopeful of continuing the Team's partnership with Dyk in next year's Championship. "Ian Dyk and Karl Reindler are two of the youngest and most talented Australian drivers, with them onboard we will be a formidable opponent in the 2004 Australian Formula 3 Championship."
The Team wishes to congratulate newly crowned 2003 Australian Formula 3 Champion, Michael Caruso, second placed Barton Mawer and third placed James Cressey. The Championship battle has provided some of the closest and most exciting racing seen in Australian Motorsport this year. The futures of the Championship and it's star drivers are looking very bright.
Catch all the action from this, the final round of the 2003 Australian Formula 3 Championship on the Seven Network next Sunday November 16 at midday.