Will Brown Is King Of Friday Practice

Team BRM’s Will Brown has ended Friday’s practice running at Symmons Plains as the quickest driver across both sessions.

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,” Brown said.

“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.”

Josh Denton was the best of the karting graduates, concluding the second session in fifth.

“I’m hoping to be right up there come Sunday, or even tomorrow for qualifying,” Denton said.

“But otherwise there’s quite a few things I need to work on to get up to the pointy end so I’ll try tomorrow morning in practice.”

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.

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time Gap
1 99 Will Brown Team BRM 18 0:56.9980
2 23 Brenton Grove Team BRM 20 0:57.0858 0.0878
3 97 Nick Rowe AGI Sport 16 0:57.2661 0.2681
4 79 Jordan Love Team BRM 20 0:57.3348 0.3368
5 91 Josh Denton Team BRM 19 0:57.4815 0.4835
6 68 Jack Smith AGI Sport 20 0:57.8780 0.8800
7 7 Tyler Everingham JRD 19 0:58.4958 1.4978
8 51 Josh Conroy AGI 15 0:58.9365 1.9385
9 44 Jordan McGregor JMS 9 1:01.8185 4.8205