Team BRM’s Will Brown has ended Friday’s practice running at Symmons Plains in Tasmania as the quickest driver across both sessions, in the season opening Round 1 of the 2016 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship,
The Toowoomba pilot was again the only driver to set a 56 second lap time in the session, just marginally ahead of Formula 4 debutant Brenton Grove.
“It’s been a pretty good first practice day,” said Brown, the 2015 Burson Rookie of the Year.
“We topped both sessions so far, that’s great, but we’ve got a lot to go until the end of the weekend.”
Grove was surprised by his performances across both sessions, and is eager to keep making gains across the race weekend.
“Track position’s crucial around here,” Grove said.
“So, go home, have a good sleep and come back tomorrow and do it all again.”
With Formula 4 having never visited the Tasmanian circuit, many of the drivers were experiencing the circuit and its characteristics for the first time.
“The circuit’s pretty short but it’s also really bumpy,” AGI Sport’s Jack Smith said.
“A lot of tight corners, not many corners, but the corners are very technical. It’s difficult to get used to, but starting to get there now.”
Practice Three for the 2016 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship commences from 11:50am, with the U Race It Pole Position from 1:25pm and Race 1 from 3:10pm AEDST Saturday.