Consolodation The Key. TEAM BRM are set to consolidate their winning pace from Eastern Creek Raceway, and are ready to continue their charge for the 2004 Australian Formula 3 championship as the series heads to Wakefield Park in Goulburn this ...
Consolodation The Key.
TEAM BRM are set to consolidate their winning pace from Eastern Creek Raceway, and are ready to continue their charge for the 2004 Australian Formula 3 championship as the series heads to Wakefield Park in Goulburn this weekend.
A recent test at the rural New South Wales circuit proved highly successful for the Adelaide based team, as lead driver Karl Reindler lapped the tight 2.2 Km circuit approximately half a second under the lap record, proving that his pace at Eastern Creek was no fluke.
Team owner Bronte Rundle said that the team is ready for the challenge of keeping their championship contender in the hunt for the series. "We are heading to Wakefield Park full of optimism that we can get the job done as well as we did at Eastern Creek. There is no reason why we can't continue this good form."
"We have done our homework, and we are ready for this round."
Karl Reindler (UTS Geophysics / AON Insurance Dallara F301 Speiss Opel)
The two race wins at Eastern Creek saw Reindler jump into second in the series, and close to within 12 points of the current championship leader. The young West Australian competitor has experience at Wakefield Park, having raced there in the same car last season. Karl goes into the round confident of further closing the gap to the championship leader.
"I am very happy with the way testing went a few weeks ago, and I enjoy driving at the track," Said Reindler. "At this stage of the championship we really need to keep our momentum up, and I am confident that we can back up our results of the last round."
Nic Jordan (AMS Group / ROH / Wynn's Dallara F398 Speiss Opel)
Nic Jordan may be on a steep learning curve this year, but the 16-year-old New Zealander stunned the establishment at Eastern Creek by placing his Trophy Class Dallara onto the outright podium in the second race. It was the first time a Trophy class competitor had ever stood on the outright dais in over five years of Formula 3 racing in Australia.
"Nic has had no problems adapting to tracks he has never seen before this season, so we are confident he will be able to continue his Trophy Class form." commented team owner Bronte Rundle.
TEAM BRM BRIEFS :
There will be some new signage on the side of the #19 Dallara this weekend, as Karl Reindler welcomes AON insurance as a sponsor for the rest of the season. Reindler was awarded the sponsorship after successfully achieving the CAMS / AON Insurance Rising Star Scholarship recently. AON Insurance joins National Tyres, UTS Geophysics and team sponsor ACE Embroidery on the side of the #19 car.
Former European F3000 ace Ananda Mikola has joined Team BRM Asia for the next two rounds of the 2004 Asian F3 championship. Team Engineers Mark and Craig Rundle fly out immediately after the Wakefield round to head to Beijing, China for the 5th and 6th rounds of the developing Asian Series.
Also flying out straight after Wakefield will be Technical Director Ian Richards, who will accompany Karl Reindler as he heads to the United Kingdom for a two week trip to take in the British F3 scene, as well as a two day test with top British outfit Carlin Motorsport.