Rookie Title Fight To Intensify In Queensland

Zagame Autosport’s Ryan Suhle is confident of a strong showing at Queensland Raceway next week, as he seeks to strengthen his lead in the Burson Auto Parts Rookie of the Year standings.

The CAMS Foundation Rising Star currently sits in fourth in the overall standings with 120 points, a 54 point lead over his nearest rival Aaron Love of Team BRM.

“It’s great to be leading the Burson Auto Parts rookie class, which was my goal coming into this season,” Suhle said.

“I really feel with three rounds left, we have all the pieces of the puzzle to challenge for wins and possibly the outright championship, which is super exciting for me.”

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With nine races across the next three rounds, a total of 225 points remain up for grabs and Suhle will be looking to collect maximum points at his home track in Ipswich.

“Queensland Raceway is only a small track, it looks quite simple but the bumps make it quite a technical track to be fast at. I’m really looking forward to jumping back in the F4 after coming off the back of a great third place finish at Phillip Island.”

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The battle for second place in the rookie standings is fiercely competitive, with only ten points separating Love, Zane Morse (Team BRM) and Jordan Mazzaroli (JRD).

Graduates from the Burson Auto Parts Rookie of the Year title include Will Brown and Simon Fallon, with a season prize of $20,000 up for grabs to put towards their next season in Australian Formula 4.

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The Burson Rookie Medal is open to drivers under the age of 18 as of Round One of the Championship and who have competed in no more than three national series or championship circuit racing events in their racing careers so far.

Burson Auto Parts is Australia’s trade specialist supplier of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories and workshop equipment.

Burson Auto Parts Rookie of 2017 Standings (after four rounds)

  1. Ryan Suhle – Zagame Autosport: 120 (4th overall)
  2. Aaron Love – Team BRM: 66 (8th overall)
  3. Zane Morse – Team BRM: 62 (9th overall)
  4. Jordan Mazzaroli – JRD: 56 (10th overall)
  5. Sage Murdoch – AGI Sport: 18 (13th overall)