Team BRM Drivers Star in Qualifying On a quickly drying track, Team BRM has made an impressive start to Round 4 of the 2004 Australian F3 championship, by placing both cars on top of their respective classes in the first qualifying session at ...
Team BRM Drivers Star in Qualifying
On a quickly drying track, Team BRM has made an impressive start to Round 4 of the 2004 Australian F3 championship, by placing both cars on top of their respective classes in the first qualifying session at Winton Motor Raceway.
In the wet second session, Both Team BRM Cars placed in the top 4 in challenging conditions for both the team and drivers. The session featured a starring role from Nic Jordan, who placed an incredible fourth outright driving a car not set up for the trying conditions.
After hovering around the top of the timesheets in Friday practice, and an exciting qualifying session where he and Ian Dyk traded fastest times lap after lap, Karl Reindler scored his first ever F3 pole position in today's opening qualifying session.
Karl set an impressive 1m18.3074 to top the 13 car field, over six-tenths faster than second position.
Reindler's teammate Nic Jordan lapped the 3km Winton track in a time of 1m21.1334 to place him firmly on top of the trophy class field by a comfortable margin of over two seconds.
The afternoon session to decide the grid for race two was run in wet conditions, and Karl Reindler placed the #19 car in third position with a time of 1m32.6499. Karl battled the glare on the track surface, and was prevented setting a quicker time by the red flag during the session.
In an incredible performance, Trophy class sensation Nic Jordan qualified fourth outright in his Dallara F398, ahead of three faster Championship class cars, to give him two pole positions in Trophy class for the weekend. Nic's time of 1m32.8190 was only a few tenths behind his teammate.
At the end of the second session, Team owner Bronte Rundle expressed his delight at the team's performance. "It has been an excellent day for Team BRM in very wet conditions," he said. "In the first session Karl drove Brilliantly to score pole position after a great battle with Ian Dyk. In the second session Karl was caught out by the red flag, but third is still a strong result."
Nic Jordan's performances today also drew praise from the team owner. "Nic was brilliant, and to be in fourth place on the grid, in a trophy class car against this field is a tremendous performance. Keep in mind that yesterday (Friday) was the first time he had ever seen the track, which makes the performance even better."
Rundle believes that the team is in good shape for tomorrow's two races. "Both of the cars are very good around here, and we are very much looking forward to tomorrow."
The two 13 lap races will be held at 11:35am and 3:30pm tomorrow.
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Qualifying 1 results: Winton Motor Raceway
1. Karl Reindler, UTS Geophysics Dallara F301 1m18.3074
2. Ian Dyk, +0.6449
3. Chris Gilmour, +0.6599
4. Aaron Caratti, +1.6297
1 (Trophy) Nic Jordan, AMS Group ROH Dallara F398, 1m21.1334
Qualifying 2 results: Winton Motor Raceway
1. Ian Dyk, 1m31.1408
2. John Pettit, +0.5701
3.Karl Reindler, UTS Geophysics Dallara F301, 1m32.6499
4. (1st Trophy) Nic Jordan, AMS Group ROH Dallara F398, 1m32.8190