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AUSF3: Jason Vince joins Team BRM for Sydney race

FORMER KARTING CHAMPION JASON VINCE JOINS TEAM BRM FOR A1 GRAND PRIX OF NATIONS FORMULA 3 ROUND. (Adelaide, September 16th, 2005) -- Committed to bringing young and exciting drivers into the Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3...

FORMER KARTING CHAMPION JASON VINCE JOINS TEAM BRM FOR A1 GRAND PRIX OF NATIONS FORMULA 3 ROUND.

(Adelaide, September 16th, 2005) -- Committed to bringing young and exciting drivers into the Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 Championship, Adelaide based Formula 3 outfit Team BRM have today confirmed that former Queensland Karting Champion Jason Vince will drive for the team at the upcoming A1 Grand Prix of Nations event in Sydney this November.

Vince, 29, will drive the team's Dallara F301 Speiss Opel (Driven by Kiwi Nic Jordan at the start of the season) at the prestigious event, where Formula 3 Australia will be the premier support category for the 'World Cup of Motorsport'.

Currently the General Manager of Kings Transport's West Australian arm in Perth, Vince has some impressive Karting credentials behind him, including two state Karting championships and a third place finish in the National titles in 2002 -- a year that saw him win 27 of the 30 kart meetings he contested.

Incidentally, Vince also competed in CIK Karting at a similar time as fellow Queenslander Chris Gilmour, now a front-runner in Australian Formula 3 racing.

More recently, Vince joined Team BRM for assaults on the most recent rounds of both the South Australian and Victorian Formula Ford series', posting consistent results in the last three weeks at both Phillip Island and Mallala.

"Jason has proved to us that he is ready to make the step up to a Formula 3 car, mainly thanks to his time behind the wheel of the team's Formula Ford and his huge success in Karting," explained Team BRM's Formula Ford director Mark Rundle.

"I'm confident that Jason will go really well in the F3 car at the A1 Grand Prix of Nations, and it's certainly great to have one of our Formula Ford drivers make the step up to the F3 car for such a big event -- it proves the ladder system works.

"He's clearly a very talented driver and whilst there are no expectations for results from our point of view, I think he'll surprise a lot of people." Rundle said.

"It's always been a goal to compete in Australian Formula 3 racing," enthused Vince, who will test his car before the A1 Grand Prix event. "It's a really competitive series, the cars are great, and I can't wait to be a part of it.

"Team BRM have been really good with their Formula Ford program, and it was great to put this program together to compete at Eastern Creek in their F301 Formula 3 car in the Australian F3 Championship."

'I'm really very keen to do more Formula 3 racing in the future, so this is going to be a great learning experience for me to get some miles under my belt." He said.

The Australian A1 Grand Prix of Nations Event, along with the seventh and penultimate round of this year's Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 Championship, will be held at Eastern Creek Raceway in Sydney on November 3 -- 6.

Jason Vince is supported by Tiger Tek, Kings Transport and Flat Out Karts.

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Drivers Chris Gilmour , Phillip Island