Chris Gilmour and Gilmour Racing are proud to announce that Chris Gilmour will drive Cooltemp Racing's Dallara F304 at the seventh round of the 2005 Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 Championship in support of the A1 Grand Prix series. For the ...
Chris Gilmour and Gilmour Racing are proud to announce that Chris Gilmour will drive Cooltemp Racing's Dallara F304 at the seventh round of the 2005 Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 Championship in support of the A1 Grand Prix series.
For the first six rounds of the championship Chris Gilmour has had to drive Gilmour Racing's older model Dallara F301. However, thanks to Bevan Carrick and Cooltemp Racing, Chris will compete the seventh round of the championship in a newer model Dallara F304 for Cooltemp Racing.
Currently drivers using the newer model car hold the top-three positions in the championship standings. Chris Gilmour is the first driver in the championship using the older car, and currently sits in fourth.
"I can't wait to be in the '04!" Gilmour exclaimed. "To have the same gear as the top-3 is great. It's our time to shine, and we will see how quick the other drivers are now," he said.
Gilmour is at present only 12 points away from gaining third position and the championship. He also holds a comfortable 39-point margin over fifth position in the standings.
Gilmour hopes that once again having the newest-spec car will help give him the speed that he had last year, when the top runners all used the '01 model cars. In 2004 Gilmour finished the championship in second position, and collected five race victories, three round victories, and two pole positions. With older gear, this year has been much tougher. However, Gilmour has still collected three podium positions in the last two rounds.
Armed with the new Dallara, Chris Gilmour has his sights set on Aaron Caratti, who has been the runaway leader in Australian Formula 3 this season. "I'm going for the win," Gilmour said. "Someone needs to beat Caratti, and I think I'm the man to do that in the right car."
Bevan Carrick and Cooltemp Racing have only run the car once, at their home round at Queensland Raceway, and the car immediately showed pace. "I would like to thank Bevan Carrick from Cooltemp for giving me this opportunity and trusting me with his brand new car," Chris Gilmour said.
There is also much more at stake at the seventh round of the championship than championship points. The round will be conducted in support of the new A1 Grand Prix series. With influential team owners from across the globe in attendance, it will be the perfect opportunity to impress owners in the hope of gaining a racing seat overseas.
Chris Gilmour will also be reunited with an old friend, in the form of Gary Sturdy, who has been of great help in the past for Chris. "I cant wait to have Gary crewing for me again; he's helped us before in Formula Ford and Formula 3," Gilmour said. "My dad and Gary crewing on the car together will give me the best chance in taking out the A1GP support race."
Round seven of the 2005 Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 Championship will be held at Eastern Creek on November 3-6.
For their support in 2005, Gilmour Racing would like to thank Identity Plus, PM Lubricants, Revolution Racegear and Gilmour Developments.