It was a series of firsts for Race Two on the streets of the Gold Coast. DREAM Motorsport/CoolDrive’s Simon Fallon won his first race of the season, and Team BRM/Cars Galore’s Will Brown won his first national title to become the 2016 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Champion elect.
“It sounds really good!” Brown said.
“We were hoping it didn’t go down to the last race and we could wrap it up today.
“To become the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Champion is great. We’re looking forward to the next race tomorrow and hopefully have a bit of fun!”
With Fallon starting the race from the U Race It Pole Position alongside Nick Rowe, the young Victorian launched off the start line and led the race until crossing the chequered flag.
“It was really good, especially winning at a track like the Gold Coast. We only had one practice session, and it’s a really good feeling,” Fallon said.
“It was an awesome effort by Harry [Hayek] in those last couple of laps. I managed to hold on under Safety Car, but it was a really good race.
“I’ve gained a bit more confidence out there and this win will definitely build the comfort even more to help my racing into the future.”
Rowe dropped to third at the race start, launching Harry Hayek into 2nd place. Rowe was ahead of Will Brown, however fourth place for Brown was enough to secure the 2016 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship before tomorrow’s final race.
“I had a shocking start and then just started to battle away with Will for most of the race. I caught up to Harry every now and then but couldn’t get close enough to make a move,” Rowe said.
“Congratulations to Will on the Championship, he’s done a great job all year… It’ll be hard [for me] to lose 2nd. Now we can just go out there, give it all I’ve got and have a bit of fun!”
The race concluded under yellow flags after AGI Sport/SCT Logistics’ Jack Smith encountered the wrath of the Gold Coast barriers, with the rear of his car striking the concrete barriers in the final laps of the race. Smith walked away unharmed from the impact.
Brown, alongside his fellow Championship colleagues, his Australian Championship on Sunday evening’s Formula 4 Awards Dinner, and will be invited to attend the FIA Prize-Giving evening in Vienna to collect his FIA Championship trophy this December.
Gold Coast 2016 – Race Two Results
|2||26||Harry Hayek||Team BRM||1:17.3629||0.6526|
|3||97||Nick Rowe||AGI Sport||1:17.4907||1.2150|
|4||99||Will Brown||Team BRM||1:17.4612||2.5933|
|6||79||Jordan Love||Team BRM||1:17.8382||4.8490|
|7||91||Josh Denton||Team BRM||1:17.0600||5.6523|
|DNF||68||Jack Smith||AGI Sport||1:19.1972|
|DNF||23||Brenton Grove||Team BRM|
Race Three, 11 laps, for the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship will start at 9:00am AEST live on Fox Sports (506) and also broadcast on Network Ten and WIN TV this weekend.