BRM opens 2005 F3 account on top at Wakefield.
WAKEFIELD PARK, GOLUBURN (Friday, 25th February, 2005.) Round 1 of
the 2005 Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 championship got underway
today at Wakefield Park Raceway in New South Wales, with hot and sunny
conditions greeting teams at the 2.2 km-long circuit near Goulburn.
BRM drivers Nic Jordan, Tim Slade, Michael Trimble and Marc Williams
completed two 30 minute long sessions and completed a days running
that should see all of the South Australian teams stars
close to the top of their respective classes in the strong 16-car
field that has fronted at Wakefield.
weekend is a significant weekend for the team, being the first time
that they have had the opportunity to compete for the prestigious
CAMS Gold Star Award, after the Kumho Tyres sponsored series was
awarded the Australian Drivers Championship title during the off
Slade Gawler Farm Machinery / TSRWine.com Dallara F301 Speiss
Time: 0:55.2951s Laps Completed: 38 Combined result: 1st
driving his recently launched James Rosenberg owned Dallara, completed
38 laps in total, and set the quickest time for the day in the first
of the two 30 minute sessions. Slade worked on refining the set-up
of his Dallara during both sessions, although his second session
was hindered by traffic and two red flag stoppages.
is Slades first meeting as a full time team BRM driver, after
completing in a one off round with the team at Mallala last year.
The 18-year-old Adelaidian will be hoping to pick off where he left
off after Mallala he won the opening race against fierce
Nic Jordan AMS Group Dallara F301 Speiss Opel
Time: 0:56.1940s Laps Completed: 28 Combined result: 7th
Trophy class winner Jordan had a mixed day, completing only 28 laps
after some gearbox difficulties hindered his progress in the first
session. The team completed repairs before the second session, but
traffic hassles confined him to only 5 laps in the 30-minute session,
electing to preserve the car for tomorrows two sessions.
weekend marks the first time Jordan will have completed in a championship
class car at an Australian Formula 3 round, after dominating the
trophy class (for older model cars) in 2004.
Trimble Dallara F304 Speiss Opel
Time: 0:55.9155s Laps Completed: 43 Combined result: 5th
Trimble, making his Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 debut this
weekend, completed a team high 43 laps, setting a best of
55.9155 in the 1st session a result that saw him 5th on the
meeting also makes the Australian debut for the Dallara F304 Speiss
chassis that was campaigned by Aussie Will Davison in British Formula
3 last year.
Williams Mobil Dallara F398 Speiss Opel
Time: 0:58.0470s Laps Completed: 27 Combined result: 13th
driver making his debut for the team this weekend, Williams continued
to come to grips with the 2004 trophy Class winning car and the
Wakefield Park circuit, completing 27 laps for a best of 58.0470s
and 2nd in trophy class.
16-year-old kiwi, who has listed his goal for the weekend as nothing
short of winning Trophy Class, had a troubled second session, with
a slight engine misfire relegating the driver to only minimal track