The majority of the 2017 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship field is set to undertake a mid-season test today at Sydney Motorsport Park, with Penrith teenager Jayden Ojeda to also sample Formula 4 machinery.
With a two-month gap for crews until the Queensland Raceway round at the end of July, championship teams and drivers will be maximising their available test day allocations to keep race fit with three rounds remaining.
Ojeda, currently sitting second in the Australian Formula Ford Series standings, will sample an AGI Sport prepared Formula 4 for the first time. The Penrith teenager will use the test as an opportunity to evaluate his 2018 racing plans.
“I’m really excited to test an Australian Formula 4 car for the first time today. With myself and AGI Sport based in Sydney and a test day here at Sydney Motorsport Park, it’s a good opportunity to have a taste of what a Formula 4 car’s like,” Ojeda said.
“Massive thanks to Adam Gotch and the crew at AGI Sport for making it happen. I’m looking forward to learning the car with them.”
While his Formula 4 experience will be his first, he will be familiar to most of the Formula 4 community having competed against the likes of Cameron Shields and participated in the CAMS Academy programmes in 2014, 2015 and 2016 alongside Josh Denton.
“It’ll be good to catch up with a few of the other boys I’ve known in karting. Not sure if they’ll help me with any tips on the F4 car!” Ojeda said.
“But it’ll be good to try something different, I’m really looking forward to having a drive.”
Ojeda also has a strong karting background, with Victorian, New South Wales and Queensland state titles to his name. Most recently, he was crowned KF3 Australian Champion in 2014 and represented Australia in the Pro Tour Rotax Series in Spain.
Round Five of the 2017 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship will take place on July 28–30 at Queensland Raceway, supporting the Supercars Ipswich SuperSprint.