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AUSF3: Team BRM Surfers Paradise preview

Team BRM Ready for Showdown on the Surfers Streets. "Our Mission is to win, it's really as simple as that." That's the word from Team BRM Driver Karl Reindler, as the 2004 Australian Formula 3 championship reaches its exciting climax at ...

Team BRM Ready for Showdown on the Surfers Streets.

"Our Mission is to win, it's really as simple as that."

That's the word from Team BRM Driver Karl Reindler, as the 2004 Australian Formula 3 championship reaches its exciting climax at the Lexmark Indy 300 carnival this weekend on the Gold Coast.

Reindler heads to the season finale' at the tough 4.7 concrete canyon just nine points behind the series leader after an difficult round of the championship at Mallala a month ago.

In a season which has featured dominating performances at both Wakefield Park and Eastern Creek raceway, the Mallala result was tough to take for the 19 year old West Australian driver, who was forced to relinquish the championship lead after the meeting's second race.

Despite the difficult South Australian meeting, Reindler heads to the sun and sights of Surfers confident that he will leave with the 2004 Australian Formula 3 championship trophy safe in his bag.

Driving the team's second Dallara F301 Speiss Opel will international Aussie Marcus Marshall, who re joins BRM after racing with the team at the opening round of the current season.

Marshall, who has spent the year competing with Fortec Motorsport in the ultra competitive British Formula 3 championship, broke through for an historic race win in the 18th round of the series at Silverstone this year in horribly wet conditions.

The former Australian Carrera Cup ace will jump back into the team BRM Dallara F301 Speiss Opel at Surfers, having raced the same car to a fourth place finish on the Adelaide Streets in March.

The prior experience on street circuits should see Marshall in good stead as the series heads towards the concrete canyon that is the Gold Coast layout.

Team BRM Will once again have a strong presence in the Yokohama Trophy class, despite having already wrapped up the championship at the Mallala round of the series last month with Kiwi Nic Jordan behind the wheel.

The team's Dallara F398 Speiss Opel chassis has run faultlessly all season and has dominated the Yokohama Trophy, winning its class in every race it has started. The car has also finished on the outright podium on two occasions, both of them with the 16 year old sensation behind the wheel.

Team BRM owner Bronte Rundle said that the team was in good shape heading into the final round for 2004.

"It's great to have Marcus on board with us for the final round of the championship. He has proven himself with us earlier this year at the Clipsal 500, and we look forward to working with him again on the Gold Coast." Commented Rundle.

"Karl and Marcus have completely different goals to achieve this weekend, but we are confident both will run at the front of the field. " he said.

"We are completely focussed on helping Karl win the championship" In an additional boost to the team's preparations for the final round, team BRM is delighted to welcome Coopers Brewery as a sponsor of the Marcus Marshall and Yokohama Trophy class entry's for the weekend.

The final round of the 2004 Australian Formula 3 championship will be concluded over the course of three demanding races through the Surfers Paradise concrete canyon on Thursday, Friday and Sunday respectively this weekend.

-www.teambrm.com.aul.

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Series F3
Drivers Marcus Marshall , Karl Reindler