Team BRM’s Will Brown has set the opening pace in first practice at Phillip Island for the second round of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship.
The Cars Galore driver set a 1:35.7957 in cool but warming conditions, with AGI Sport’s Nick Rowe 0.0395 seconds off Brown’s time.
Dual Symmons Plains race winner Jordan Love finished in third, with teammate Josh Denton in a respectable fourth at his first visit to the circuit outside of testing.
“It started out pretty slippery,” Denton said.
“I just wanted to get used to the track and all. Otherwise the car was pretty slippery, we won’t be able to make too much changes. It’s all about getting used to the track, getting used to the car, seeing what lap times we can produce.”
Jack Smith was sixth in his SCT Logistics/AGI Sport car, getting to grips with the fresh and cold racetrack.
“That first session was pretty good,” Smith said.
“Just getting used to the track and the car. It was a little bit slippery, a little bit cold but just sort of take it easy in that one, get the hang of everything.”
Simon Fallon was quickest of the DREAM Motorsport cars in seventh as he comes to grips with the new sensation of driving a Formula 4 car.
“It was alright had a bit of fun!,” Fallon said.
“There’s a few areas that I can pickup. I just know off the top of my head I’m not braking hard enough and some more areas that I can go a bit deeper in. I think it’s a good start though.”
Jordan McGregor only completed four laps in the session, with a visit to the tyre bundles at Turn 10 bringing out the red flag approximately halfway through the session.
Practice Two commences at 11:05am AEDT, with the U Race It Pole Position to get underway at 1:25pm.