After almost a two-month gap since the last round, teams from the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship have completed an official test day at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Team BRM, DREAM Motorsport and Junior Racing Development (JRD) were present at the test with their race drivers last Thursday, with AGI Sport absent due to drivers Nick Rowe and Jack Smith absent due to school commitments and Australian GT Trophy commitments last weekend.
Championship leader Jordan Love enjoyed the sensation of returning to a Formula 4 car, and revelled the Sydney Motorsport Park circuit.
“Haven’t been in a car for very long, took a couple of laps to get my head around it but obviously really excited to be back in the car,” Love said.
“I raced here last year and loved it so really looking forward to getting back to racing on this track.”
The test at Sydney Motorsport Park was timely as teams will again embark on the circuit for round three of the championship on July 1–3, with many of the drivers having never sampled the track previously.
“It’s a great track, little bit bumpy but it has loads of grip on the outside line. You can really hold it around the outside,” JRD’s Tyler Everingham said.
“Turn One I found a lot easier to hold flat than Phillip Island Turn One! It’s been challenging but the simulator’s always good [to learn the track].”
DREAM Motorsport’s Simon Fallon was equally thrilled to experience the Sydney Motorsport Park track for the first time aboard a Formula 4 car, after a sensational debut in the previous round at Phillip Island.
“It’s quite good actually. It’s very fast, all the tracks are really free flowing, it’s nice, it’s a good surface. These cars handle really well, it’s been fun,” Fallon said.
“We’ve just been improving every session making adjustments and getting faster as we go.
“Feels pretty good knowing I’m driving one of these things for the rest of the year is pretty special, hopefully we can make the best of it.”
Round Three of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship gets underway at Sydney Motorsport Park on July 1–3 as part of the next round of the Shannons Nationals.