Cars galore Team BRM driver Will Brown has scored his first race win of 2016, during Race 2 of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship at Phillip Island.
Crossing the chequered flag ahead of teammate and Race 1 winner Jordan Love, Brown was pleased to be level on race wins with his championship rival.
“We’ve been waiting for this,” Brown said.
“Since I had the third in Race One, I’ve definitely got to win next one to beat Jordan. We’ll just work at it. Obviously it’s a long season, but we’ll work it tomorrow.”
Nick Rowe, who was second for the first half of the race, made an error at the top of Lukey Heights and was lucky to only encounter a damaged front wing after Brenton Grove’s accident at the same corner yesterday.
“It’ll be hard to get a round podium now”
Rowe’s stricken SCT Logistics/AGI Sport car brought out the safety car, but also resulted in a thrilling one-lap dash to the finish line when the field returned to racing.
Whilst Brown initially sprinted away from the field when the green flag dropped, Love had a serious go at trying to claim another race win.
“Race Two was really interesting,” Love said.
“I thought maybe I could get Will under the safety car but he just got the jump on me at the start and with one lap to go I couldn’t do much.
“Good on him, it’s going to be a big fight in Race Three.”
Team BRM locked out the podium positions for Race Two with rookie Josh Denton enjoying his second third place finish for the year.
“It’s been very good this weekend,” Denton said.
DREAM Motorsport’s Josh Conroy enjoyed a competitive showing during Saturday’s concluding race, improving a fifth place set in Tasmania.
“Today’s first race, basically used it as a practice session, and then I cut two seconds off my lap time in qualifying so I was stoked with that.
Fellow CoolDrive/DREAM Motorsport driver Simon Fallon was in the hot seat for third after the safety car restart, but a rookie mistake caught out the Formula 4 first timer at Turn Four.
The final race for the weekend (Race 3) commences at 4:35pm tomorrow.
Race Two Results