WILL'S ROOKIE TITLE BATTLE HEATS UP

WILL'S F4 ROOKIE TITLE BATTLE HEATS UP AT PHILLIP ISLAND

With the title hunt going strong for the championship contenders, our leading rookies aren’t that far behind.

Team BRM’s Harry Hayek is currently fourth in the inaugural CAMS Australian Formula 4 Championship, with his main rookie rival Will Brown sitting a mere four points away in fifth with two rounds to spare.

The pair are both looking forward heading into the next round at Phillip Island, and only time will tell who will be the outright Burson Auto Parts Rookie of the Year.

Cars Galore racer Brown has previously raced at Phillip Island, and believes the battle is well and truly on with his rival Hayek.

“I have recently raced in two Formula Ford rounds at Phillip Island and understand why many racers say it’s one of the best circuits in the country,” Brown said.

“Harry Hayek would have to be my closest rival in the rookie championship with only five points separating us leading into the sixth round.”

Will battles with Harry Hayek during the Gold Coast F4 round

Coming out of the last round on the streets of Gold Coast, Brown picked up his third Burson Rookie of the Round medal for the year.

“To receive the Burson Rookie award at the Gold Coast 600 was great as I didn’t get to qualify due to a mechanical problem with my car, which resulted in me starting ninth in the first and last race,” Brown said.

“Heading into the sixth round at Phillip Island I am hoping that I can secure another ‘Rookie of the Round’ to draw me closer to winning the rookie championship.”

“I’m really looking forward to Phillip Island, like most tracks, it’s hard not to have a smile on your face when you’re put behind the wheel of a vehicle that can reach speeds in excess of 200kph,” Hayek said.

“We haven’t competed there before, but we have been lucky enough to participate in two Formula 4 test days held at the circuit, which is a real confidence booster heading into Round 6 of the championship.

“Nevertheless, to be fourth in the championship and 15 points off third in my debut year is something we’re extremely proud of … the racing has been awesome, and I have enjoyed every bit of it!

“The aim now with two rounds remaining is to be consistent, score points and finish as high up as possible in the championship.”

“Heading into the sixth round at Phillip Island I am hoping that I can secure another ‘Rookie of the Round’ to draw me closer to winning the rookie championship.”

“I think it’s a great idea to have the rookie championship inside the official CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 one, and I have enjoyed every bit of it.

“The aim now with two rounds remaining is to be consistent, score points and finish as high up as possible in the championship.”

The Burson Auto Parts Rookie of the Year will receive a paid car lease fee for the 2016 season.

Both rookies have impressed on the Australian racing scene this year, and only time will tell who will be the Rookie Champion in the debut year of the Australian Formula 4 Championship.

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