Championship leader Jordan Lloyd has joined his Team BRM teammate Zane Goddard to lock out the front row of the grid ahead of Formula 4’s first race at Phillip Island.
In blustery and slippery track conditions, drivers spent the first handful of minutes of the 20-minute qualifying session to generate optimum heat into their Hankook slicks.
Lloyd was on the only driver to venture into the 1:34 mark during the session, setting the benchmark after making a late change for tyres in the final moments of qualifying.
Phillip Island rookie Goddard claimed an impressive second position on the grid in the final three minutes of the session to be the nearest qualifying rival to Lloyd by 0.518s.
Thomas Randle just missed out on joining Lloyd on the front row by 0.03s, with the DREAM Motorsport pilot looking to chip away at Lloyd’s championship lead at a track Randle is extremely experienced at.
Randle’s teammate Luis Leeds, who only weeks ago won the Mexican Formula 4 round at the most recent Mexican Formula 1 Grand Prix, managed to climb to fifth position in qualifying.
AGI Sport’s best performer was Will Brown in the Cars Galore #99 Mygale in fourth position. Brown’s AGI Sport teammates Jimmy Vernon and Harry Hayek will start from positions seventh and eighth.
Tom Grech, who graduated from university and celebrated his 23rd birthday earlier in the week, managed sixth in his brand new IQ Option liveried AGI Sport Mygale.
Caitlin Wood, making the switch from AGI Sport to DREAM Motorsport, edged ahead of Team BRM’s Frankie Maiolo – with both drivers claiming the final placing of P9 and P10 respectively.
Race 1 for the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship will commence at 12:05pm AEDST on Fox Sports 5, live timing at formula4.com.au and on Twitter via #F4AU and @Formula4AU.