Harry Hayek has won his third career CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship race during today’s final 11 lap race on the Gold Coast.
After the overall championship was wrapped up yesterday by 2016 Champion Will Brown, the racers were relaxed heading into the Sunday finale.
Hayek’s win today also secured enough points to claim the round win, after claiming his first in Round Four at Queensland Raceway.
“Mad year! I really enjoyed my time here,” Hayek said.
“I’ve had a lot of fun with the boys catching up, riding the mopeds and had a pretty good weekend! We got two 2nds, to win the last race was awesome. I’m stoked!”
Brown was only one second off Hayek in the Sunday finale and maintained an unbroken podium streak in 2016 to finish 2nd for the round.
“We wrapped it yesterday but definitely weren’t cruising along,” Brown said.
“Harry had some good pace, I made a mistake and he got past me. The track wasn’t there after the rain yesterday and I was locking some fronts. Changed the brake bias towards the end of the race and managed to get a race lap record.”
Rowe was third in the final race, but was just edged out by Fallon for the round podium placing and concluded the Gold Coast weekend in fourth overall.
“3rd in the race, 2nd in the Championship. So that’s good we’ll take that, there’s nothing wrong with that,” Rowe said.
“It was a great year. All the boys on the grid they were awesome to hang out with. It’s time to have a bit of fun!”
Simon Fallon, who had won his first race yesterday in Race Two, finished 3rd overall and was awarded the Burson Auto Parts Rookie of the Round.
Fallon’s impressive Gold Coast weekend also saw the young Victorian have a meteoric climb up the championship standings to eclipse Josh Denton as the highest placed Burson Auto Parts Rookie of the Year.
“It was tough starting the weekend 30 points down and missing the round in Tasmania was a big loss of points,” Fallon said.
“To come back in this round and get a win…it’s a really good result. Hopefully we can look forward to next year. Thanks to Burson Auto Parts for giving this opportunity to come out here and give us a better shot of next year.”
The CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship will formally conclude its season tonight on the Gold Coast, celebrating the year and achievements within the class.
The entire team behind the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship would like to congratulate and thank our drivers, teams, sponsors and followers for a successful second year of racing.
Details on the 2017 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship will be launched in the coming weeks.
Gold Coast 2016 – Race Three Results
|1||26||Harry Hayek||Team BRM||1:17.0318|
|2||99||Will Brown||Team BRM||1:16.8732||1.0746|
|3||97||Nick Rowe||AGI Sport||1:17.1547||2.8423|
|5||79||Jordan Love||Team BRM||1:17.3601||5.0785|
|7||23||Brenton Grove||Team BRM||1:18.8923||21.2392|
|8||91||Josh Denton||Team BRM||1:17.2659||26.3240|
|DNF||68||Jack Smith||AGI Sport|