Front Line Fight For BRM at Wakefield. Karl Reindler and Nic Jordan have placed their Team BRM Dallara's on their respective front rows for both of tomorrows Australian Formula 3 championship races to be held at Goulburn's Wakefield Park raceway...
Front Line Fight For BRM at Wakefield.
Karl Reindler and Nic Jordan have placed their Team BRM Dallara's on their respective front rows for both of tomorrows Australian Formula 3 championship races to be held at Goulburn's Wakefield Park raceway in rural New South Wales.
After two intensely competitive qualifying sessions today, both Team BRM drivers are confident their pace today bodes well for a strong days racing tomorrow, as the closely fought Australian F3 series runs its sixth of eight rounds at Wakefield this weekend.
For Karl Reindler (Winston Mining / UTS Geophysics / National Tyres / AON Insurance Dallara F301 Speiss -- Opel), the qualifying results were personally disappointing after his Eastern Creek form.
"I'm actually pretty disappointed with that. We suffered with slower cars in both of today's sessions, and I'm a bit disappointed we missed those few tenths that we needed to get pole position for tomorrows races." Said the 19 year old after qualifying.
Reindler only missed out on pole in race two by three tenths of a second, and pole for the first race tomorrow by a scant three one-hundredths of a second. Despite the close margins, the 19-year-old driver was hopeful of a good run in tomorrow's races. "Hopefully we can have a clear run tomorrow from the front row of the grid, and continue our charge towards the championship lead."
Current Trophy Class leader Nic Jordan (AMS Group / Wynn's / ROH Dallara F398 Speiss-Opel) had a better day than his teammate, and placed his car on his class pole position for the two races tomorrow. Despite this being his first time at the circuit, Jordan was confident that he could continue to run with the outright trophy class runners this weekend.
"We made some really good changes to the car overnight, and that really improved it for today's qualifying sessions." The 16-year-old New Zealander said. "My aim this weekend is to continue to run with the championship class runners, and we have already proved we can do that by out qualifying one of them today."
Team owner Bronte Rundle was happy with the day's efforts, and said that the team was looking for another good day tomorrow.
"Karl being on the front row gives him a good chance at closing the gap to the series leader tomorrow. He only missed pole by a fraction of a second in both races, so we are pretty happy. Nic was hampered by a bot of a sore shoulder today, but was as impressive as ever and is looking good to chase down the championship class runners tomorrow."
Round 6 of the 2004 Australian Formula 3 championship will be completed tomorrow with two 20 Lap races around the 2.2 kilometers of twists and turns that is Wakefield Park.
1. Ian Dyk 54.4331
2. Karl Reindler +0.0565
3. Aaron Cratti +0.4154
6. Nic Jordan +1.6713 (Pole Trophy Class)
1. Ian Dyk 54.8771
2. Karl Reindler +0.0311
3. Chris Gilmour +0.6916
5. Nic Jordan +1.4004 (Pole Trophy Class)