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Coopers Pale Ale to support Nic Jordan in Formula 3's Gold Coast Showdown. South Australia's leading open wheel outfit, team BRM, announced today that leading South Australian brewery Coopers have joined the team as a sponsor for the final...

Coopers Pale Ale to support Nic Jordan in Formula 3's Gold Coast Showdown.

South Australia's leading open wheel outfit, team BRM, announced today that leading South Australian brewery Coopers have joined the team as a sponsor for the final round of the 2004 Australian Formula 3 championship to be held on the Gold Coast this weekend.

Coopers, a company with a long tradition of supporting motorsport in Australia, will promote their Pale Ale Racing brand on the sides of Nic Jordan's Yokohama Trophy class winning Dallara F398.

Despite being a last minute deal to have Nic in the car for the 2004 Season finale, the team is confident that the incredible results shown by the 16 year old New Zealander will continue to be forthcoming.

"This car is unbeaten so far in 2004," said team engineer Craig Rundle. "We would obviously love to see that streak continue here on the Gold coast in front of all the fans that will be out over the weekend to see the racing."

"Nic can also go out there to impress the international teams here, which is a great opportunity for a youngster like him." He said.

Meanwhile, British F3 race winner Marcus Marshall completed a day's testing at Willowbank Raceway, south west of Brisbane, to ensure he was up to speed in the #4 Dallara F301 he will drive this weekend.

Marshall, who ran competitively with team BRM at the Clipsal 500 in March this season, completed a solid test, laping competitively in the 1m06.5 bracket straight 'out of the box'.

"Marcus was fast from the get go, and set some great times today." Commented Rundle. "We are heading into this weekend with three very competitive race cars, so we should be able to put on a good display for our sponsors whilst still pushing to help Karl win the championship, which is the main goal." He said.

Reindler, driving the #19 UTS Geophysics / Winston Mining / AON Insurance / National Tyres Dallara F301 Speiss Opel, currently trails the series leader by just nine points with a total of 64 up for grabs this weekend.

The Formula 3 field will tackle the streets of the gold coast three times on Thursday, taking part in a morning practice session before the all important Qualifying session. The field will then hit the streets for their first of three races later in the afternoon.

Team BRM is delighted to welcome Coopers to the team for the Lexmark Indy 300 round.

-www.teambrm.com.aul

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