Team BRM's day out at the creek. Karl Reindler has stamped his authority over the Formula 3 field at Eastern Creek raceway this weekend, as he lead the pack to score pole position for both races in this weekends fifth round of the...
Team BRM's day out at the creek.
Karl Reindler has stamped his authority over the Formula 3 field at Eastern Creek raceway this weekend, as he lead the pack to score pole position for both races in this weekends fifth round of the 2004 Australian F3 championship.
In a dominant display, the Team BRM Driver was fastest in both practice sessions yesterday, and topped both qualifying sessions today. Reindler also added two championship points to his tally to edge him closer to the championship leader.
A cold day at the Sydney circuit meant that Saturday's times were slightly slower than those seen at the recent test at the track, which the team dominated.
"I am really, really happy with today's sessions," Said Reindler. "The car was terrific, and we haven't changed a thing on it all day. We had a trouble free day and I am really looking forward to tomorrow."
In the Yokohama F3 Trophy class, Team BRM's driver Nic Jordan endured mechanical difficulties throughout most of Qualifying, with the team having to change engines between sessions. Despite the dramas, Jordan still scored pole for the second race and will start second in the trophy field for race one.
"Despite the problems today, I'm really looking forward to tomorrow," Said the teenage Kiwi sensation. "I was driving flat out today to get around the mechanical problems, and I have come to grips with the track really quickly. I think we are looking good for a win tomorrow."
In another twist for the team to think about on qualifying day, rain is forecast for all day Sunday in the vicinity of Eastern Creek Raceway.
"I am confident with my pace in the wet after the Winton round," Said Reindler. "We were really fast there in the wet, so here shouldn't be much different."
Team owner Bronte Rundle was happy with the team's performance on the all-important qualifying day.
"Karl drove very well today to score two pole positions, he really showed some great pace today." He said. "Nic was unfortunate to have mechanical problems with his car, but still showed impressive pace to score another Trophy class pole for race two. The team also did a great job to change engines in a limited amount of time."
Rundle was also confident that should it indeed rain, the team would be ready. "I see no reason why we wont be competitive if it is wet tomorrow, But we shall have to wait and see."
Karl Reindler, Nic Jordan and Team BRM line up for two races tomorrow at 11:35am and 15:30pm.
1st Qualifying (Outright)
1 Karl Reindler 1:24.0637
2 Ian Dyk 0:00.3302
3 Chris Gilmour 0:00.9803
9 Nic Jordan 1:30.0432 -- Second Trophy Class
2nd Qualifying (Outright)
1 Karl Reindler 1:24.6541
2 Ian Dyk 1:24.7877 0:00.1336
3 Chris Gilmour 1:26.0820 0:01.4279
8 Nic Jordan 1:30.7642 -- Pole Trophy Class
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