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AUSF3: Team BRM Malalla race report

Trimble takes series' lead after action packed Mallala meeting. MALLALA - Saturday, April 17th, 2005 -- Team BRM driver Michael Trimble has bought into a share of the Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 championship after the series' second round...

Trimble takes series' lead after action packed Mallala meeting.

MALLALA - Saturday, April 17th, 2005 -- Team BRM driver Michael Trimble has bought into a share of the Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 championship after the series' second round was concluded today at a sunny Mallala Raceway in South Australia.

Trimble drove consistently all day to record second and fourth place finishes respectively in the two, 20 lap races held at the tough 2.6km circuit north of Adelaide, and now becomes joint championship leader with Astuti Competition Driver Chris Alajajian as the series' heads to Phillip Island in just over a months' time.

"After we had a tough day yesterday in qualifying, to be able to come out of this weekend with a share of the lead is a good thing," enthused the 20-year-old Victorian.

"We worked hard to get the car competitive overnight and it payed off. I stayed out of trouble in the races to try and score as many points as possible which we managed to do in the end."

South Australian Driver Tim Slade concluded a difficult weekend with a pair of solid race drives today, taking his TSRWine.com / Gawler Farm Machinery Dallara F304 to seventh and eighth place finishes in the two races. The local hero struggled with outright pace in what is a brand new car for this weekend, but maintains an upbeat attitude for his championship charge.

"There is no doubt that the Gawler Farm Machinery car struggled today, but I think we are on the right track overall," explained the 19 year old from McLaren Vale. "I went out there today making sure I kept my nose clean and made sure I scored as many points as possible to keep us in the championship hunt. There is a long way to go so im confident that I can bounce back on top at the Island."

Kumho tyres Trophy Class competitor Marc Williams had his best weekend since jumping into a formula 3 car at Wakefield Park earlier this year, scoring his first ever class race victories after a consistent day's running.

Williams' backed up his class pole positions scored yesterday with strong race performances, and took the lead of the Kumho Tyres Trophy Class heading into the series' third round.

"It has been a great day to be able to take the Trophy Class this weekend," the 16-year-old Kiwi said. "The car performed faultlessly and we keep getting closer and closer to where we want to be pace wise,

"It has been an awesome round and I think things can only keep getting better and better for us this season."

The Third round of the 2005 Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 Championship will be held at the super fast Phillip Island Circuit in Victoria on May 21 -- 22.

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Series F3
Drivers Chris Alajajian , Marc Williams , Tim Slade , Phillip Island
Teams Williams