contingent on the pace in Gold Star Opener at Wakefield Park.
WAKEFIELD PARK, GOLUBURN (Sunday, 27th February, 2005.) Team BRMs
two Kiwi drivers have shown their pace in todays 2005 Kumho
Tyres Australian Formula 3 Championship season opener at Wakefield
Park Raceway near Goulburn.
overcast but dry conditions, Nic Jordan started his charge for the
Australian Drivers championship with a mixed weekend, starting from
midfield in both races after a tough couple of Qualifying sessions
one started badly for Jordan, the 16-year-old Kiwi stalling his
car on the grid on start and dropping back to the rear of the field.
What followed was an inspired charge through the field by the youngster,
setting consistent lap times in the mid 55 and low 56 second bracket
for the entire race, which resulted in a 7th place finish.
two was better for Jordan, making a solid start and running strongly
with the leading pack at the front of the field. Dropping off slightly
towards the end of the race to conserve the car to ensure a solid
points score, Jordan ended the weekend with a 6th place finish and
a good points haul.
the first race today I stuffed up the start, Jordan said.
But I was able to chase them down as the race progressed because
the car was handling really well.
second race was okay I tried really hard to catch the leaders,
but I didnt want to do anything silly at the start of the
season, so I just settled in and did it for points.
BRMs new Trophy class competitor, Marc Williams, headed into
todays two races with the one aim to get some more miles under
his belt, after two days of restricted running in his Mobil 1 Dallara
completed a solid weekend, scoring good points for his Kumho Tyres
Australian Formula 3 Trophy Class campaign, finishing 13th in the
opening encounter (After ending up in the sand trap on the races
first start the race was restarted after a car stalled on
the grid enabling the marshals to recover Williams car.) after
a strong drive through the field.
2 was a bit tougher, a couple of off track excursions slowing the
round has been everything I have expected about driving a Formula
3 car, and more, enthused Williams. Today I just took
it lap by lap and I was getting better and improving my times. Im
going into the next race with a lot more confidence when it comes
to driving these cars.
next time Team BRMs Kiwi attack hits the track will be at
the Australian Grand Prix, this Thursday.