The 2016 Class of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship will tonight celebrate the achievements and year of racing at an Awards Gala tonight on the Gold Coast.
Team BRM’s Will Brown will be formally recognised as the 2016 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Champion.
It is the second year a Toowoomba driver has won the Championship, with the outgoing 2015 Champion Jordan Lloyd also hailing from the Queensland town.
“We were hoping it didn’t go down to the last race and we could wrap it up on Saturday,” Brown said.
“To become the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Champion is great.”
Lloyd visited the Formula 4 paddock yesterday and was pleased to see Brown take the title. Coincidentally, Brown competed this season in Lloyd’s 2015 Championship winning car.
Charismatic AGI Sport driver Nick Rowe fought hard all season, and was in second place for much of the season. Rowe was pleased to see his friend Brown take home the title this season.
“Congratulations to Will on the Championship, he’s done a great job all year,” Rowe said.
Team BRM’s Jordan Love capped off a strong second year in Australian Formula 4 with a third place finish. The West Australian’s season highlights included four race wins, 10 podium finishes, one U Race It Pole position and one round win.
DREAM Motorsport’s Simon Fallon, who claimed his first race win in yesterday’s Race Two on the Gold Coast, made an incredible climb up the championship standings to also secure the Burson Auto Parts Rookie of the Year award.
“To come back in this round and get a win…it’s a really good result,” Fallon said.
“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.”
Fallon and Team BRM’s Josh Denton enjoyed a close battle all season for rookie honours, with a $20,000 prize covering the lease fee for entry into next year’s championship.
Last year’s 2015 Burson Auto Parts Rookie of the Year recipient was this year’s overall champion Will Brown.
Brown will formally be recognised as the 2016 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship at another ceremony in Vienna this December, as part of the FIA Prize-Giving evening which will also see other drivers from Formula 1, World Endurance Championship and the World Rally Championship crowned champions.