Team BRM Cars Galore driver Will Brown leads the championship after a determined Round 1 of the 2016 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship.
Brown secured pole position and a string of points over the 3 race weekend and leads the championship by one point over Jordan Love.
“Obviously this year we’re looking at the championship and trying to win it,” Brown said.
“The races probably didn’t go as planned, we were hoping to win one. We had a bit of a disappointing first race and also second race with gear change downshift problems.
“We’re still leading the championship and we’ll work towards it for Phillip Island and see what we can do.”
Team BRM’s Jordan Love has clinched his second consecutive race win during Sunday’s final race at Symmons Plains.
The West Australian lead for the entire third race of the weekend, with teammate Will Brown and AGI Sport’s Nick Rowe joining Love on the podium.
Throttle issues had plagued Rowe earlier in the weekend, however the SCT Logistics pilot enjoyed a more consistent Sunday and secured third place for the round.
“These two boys [Love and Brown] were having a good battle, we were a few tenths off them which was a bit unfortunate but that’s alright Jordan drove like a champion,” Rowe said.
Brenton Grove was crowned the Burson Rookie of the Round, with the Grove Hire driver impressing in his Formula 4 debut with a debut win on Saturday.
Despite difficult stints in Races Two and Three, Grove’s opening race win ensured the Team BRM completed the weekend in fourth place overall.
The entire group of drivers were encouraged with their progression throughout the weekend, with most drivers relieved the get the first competitive race weekend out of the way.
It was an encouraging start for new team JRD, alongside their 15-year-old pilot Tyler Everingham. Both team and driver enjoyed massive gains, with being only one second off Brown’s pole position on Saturday being a highlight. However engine issues restricted Everingham in the final race.
Round Two of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship next treks to Phillip Island on April 15–17.