New '04 gives team BRM 'Four Up' in 2005. ADELAIDE (Thursday, Feb 10, 2005.) Team BRM have confirmed speculation regarding their 2005 racing plans, announcing today that they will add a fourth driver to their full-time line up this...
New '04 gives team BRM 'Four Up' in 2005.
ADELAIDE (Thursday, Feb 10, 2005.) Team BRM have confirmed speculation regarding their 2005 racing plans, announcing today that they will add a fourth driver to their full-time line up this season.
The team will also add an ex Menu Motorsport Dallara F304 Speiss Opel Chassis - driven by Australian Will Davison for most of the British F3 championship in 2004 - to their stable of F3 cars based in their Adelaide workshop.
20-year-old Melbournian Michael Trimble will steer the new chassis for the entire eight-round Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 championship, which kicks off at Wakefield Park in New South Wales later this month.
Trimble competed in the national Formula Ford championship in 2004, ending the season 9th in points in a year which included a podium position at the Eastern Creek round of the series'.
"When the opportunity came up to race with team BRM, I took it with both hands," said Trimble. "The fact I will also be running the same car that Will Davison drove in last year's British Formula 3 championship is fantastic. I have always wanted to make sure I would be driving an 04 chassis this season, so its great that team BRM will be running the car here."
Although showing the usual determined focus expected from a driver starting a new season with a new team, Trimble was cautious when it came to predicting results for the year ahead.
"Obviously, to win the championship would be a fantastic result, but I'm going to take it one race at a time and see how it goes."
"The expansion of team BRM to four cars was not a decision we have taken lightly," said team BRM owner Bronte Rundle.
"Michael was pencilled in to run with another team for this season, but the circumstances that arose with that situation have enabled us to step in and ensure that Michael can compete in Australian Formula 3 this season.
"Team BRM have put in place a team structure for the upcoming season which will ensure that each of our drivers will be adequately supported this year, and will all be able to challenge for the Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 championship."
To cater for the additional workload this season, team BRM has signed renowned engineer Marcus Koch to look after Trimble's campaign this season.
Koch, a South Australian, has extensive experience in open wheel racing, running successful campaigns in Formula Vauxhall, Formula Ford and Formula Renault in the UK with his Mach 1 Racing outfit.
"Marcus brings a great deal of top level, International open wheel experience to the team, and we extremely happy to have secured his services and expertise for season 2005." Said Rundle.
The team will complete a two-day test at its home circuit, Mallala Raceway, next week.