The CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship’s next visit is Queensland Raceway for the championship’s fourth round, supporting the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship this weekend at the Ipswich SuperSprint.
With only nine races and three rounds remaining for the year, the championship standings are starting to solidify with Will Brown, Nick Rowe and Jordan Love all within close distance to the championship lead.
Rowe enjoyed his first win of the season at the previous round at Sydney Motorsport Park, which was coincidentally where he scored his first Formula 4 win in 2015. It was a breakthrough round for both Rowe and AGI Sport, as both secured their first ever overall round victory in the Australian Formula 4 Championship.
The AGI Sport/SCT Logistics driver is also the dominant U Race It Pole Position record holder, with two consecutive poles at Phillip Island and most recently in Sydney.
The last round at Sydney Motorsport Park saw British F4 drivers Luis Leeds and Harry Hayek make a one-off return to the Australian Formula 4 championship, however Hayek has now confirmed he will see out the remainder of the year in the Australian championship.
Hayek enjoyed a successful round at Queensland Raceway last year, finishing third overall behind current British F3 driver Thomas Randle. The round was taken out by eventual 2015 Australian Formula 4 champion Jordan Lloyd, who is currently embarking on a stint in USF2000.
The Championship Battle
Will Brown has returned to the top of the championship standings after the previous round at Sydney Motorsport Park, the Toowoomba driver is currently sitting on 156 points compared to Nick Rowe’s 135.
Brown’s Team BRM teammate Jordan Love is eager to return to the top of the standings once again, after dropping to third place post-Sydney. The West Australian is only 10 points behind Rowe, with 125 points to his name after three rounds.
DREAM Motorsport’s Josh Conroy is the new Burson Auto Parts Rookie championship leader heading into Round Four, with the New South Welshman sitting in fourth place overall on 69 points.
Team BRM’s Josh Denton is within striking distance of Conroy on 66 points, and an ever-improving Jack Smith will be keen to leapfrog both pilots as he sits sixth overall with 64 points.
|1||Will Brown||Team BRM||156|
|2||Nick Rowe||AGI Sport||135|
|3||Jordan Love||Team BRM||125|
|4||Josh Conroy||DREAM Motorsport||69|
|5||Josh Denton||Team BRM||66|
|6||Jack Smith||AGI Sport||64|
|7||Simon Fallon||DREAM Motorsport||61|
|8||Brenton Grove||Team BRM||55|
|10||Harry Hayek||Team BRM||45|
|11||Luis Leeds||DREAM Motorsport||40|
|12||Jordan McGregor||Jordan McGregor Motorsport||25|
In reference to Queensland Raceway affectionately known as ‘The Paper Clip’, this weekend’s #F4AU emoji of choice is unsurprisingly a racing car and paper clip.
|23||Brenton Grove||Team BRM||Grove Hire/Hyped Media||VIC|
|26||Harry Hayek||Team BRM||Laing+Simmons Potts Point||NSW|
|27||Simon Fallon||DREAM Motorsport||CoolDrive||VIC|
|51||Josh Conroy||DREAM Motorsport||Driving Solutions||NSW|
|68||Jack Smith||AGI Sport||SCT Logistics||QLD|
|79||Jordan Love||Team BRM||TFS||WA|
|91||Josh Denton||Team BRM||Pink’s Mitre 10/Kosmic Kart||SA|
|97||Nick Rowe||AGI Sport||SCT Logistics||WA|
|99||Will Brown||Team BRM||Cars Galore||QLD|
Penrite Flashback – Queensland Raceway 2015 – Race Two
When Are We On Track?
9:15am: Practice One (20 minutes)
11:15am: Practice Two (20 minutes)
1:15pm: U Race It Pole Position (20 minutes)
11:20am: Race One (13 laps)
2:40pm: Race Two (13 laps)
12:20pm: Race Three (13 laps)
How To Watch
Practice, qualifying and all three races can be watched live via Fox Sports 5’s Supercars coverage on Channel 506, or streamed online via Foxtel Play.