Alumni

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WILL BROWN

2016: CHAMPION
2017: SUPER2 SERIES

Will Brown continued Toowoomba’s winning record in 2016, becoming champion in Jordan Lloyd’s 2015 championship winning car

Brown made the switch to Team BRM in 2016, after becoming Burson Rookie of the Year in 2015 with AGI Sport where also finished third in his first season.

Two pole positions, four fastest laps, six race wins and two round wins summed up Brown’s championship year in 2016. He backed up by combining his Australian Formula 4 efforts to become the inaugural Australian Toyota 86 Series winner.

Alongside a stint in the Bathurst 12 Hour driving a MARC Car and appearances in the Australian Production Car Series, Brown made the full-time switch to the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2017.

The Eggleston Motorsport driver impressed on his debut on the daunting streets of Adelaide, where he placed in the top ten throughout the weekend.

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JORDAN LLOYD

2015: TEAM BRM
INAUGURAL CHAMPION

Toowoomba’s Jordan Lloyd become the inaugural CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Champion in 2015.

In what was a hard fought season between he and Thomas Randle, Lloyd dominated the year with three poles, eleven fastest laps, twelve race wins, and four round wins.

Rewarded with a European Formula 3 test with open-wheel specialists Carlin after winning the title, Lloyd opted to follow in the footsteps of Toowoomba’s Will Power in the United States.

In a supremely competitive USF2000 Championship, Lloyd finished fourth overall in 2016.

After a hiatus in 2017, Lloyd hopes to return to race in Australia in 2018.

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THOMAS RANDLE

2015: RUNNER-UP
2017: BRITISH LMP3 & FORMULA RENAULT 2.0 EUROCUP

Victorian Thomas Randle raced in the inaugural season of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship, where he finished runner-up to the season’s champion Jordan Lloyd.

Seven race wins, five fastest laps, four pole positions and three round wins characterised Randle’s Australian Formula 4 season.

A graduation to Europe followed in 2016, where Randle greatly impressed in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship to become a recipient of the prestigious BRDC Rising Star award.

Randle also made appearances racing and testing a variety of machinery including European Formula 3, Formula V8 3.5, Toyota Racing Series, LMP3, a British Touring Car and an Australian Supercar throughout 2016.

Randle also became the first Australian to win the New Zealand Toyota Racing Series, winning ahead of some Europe’s highly-rated rising stars.

In 2017, Randle has impressed in the British LMP3 Cup Championship and Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup where he is aiming for a stint in FIA Formula 2 in 2018.

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JORDAN LOVE

2016: 3RD / TEAM BRM
2017: PORSCHE GT3 CUP CHALLENGE

After a partial programme in 2015 with AGI Sport, Love committed full-time to Australian Formula 4 with Team BRM in 2016 and was duly rewarded with third overall.

Four race wins and six podium finishes later, Love’s performances raised the attention of Porsche Australia where he would become the 2017 Jamey Blaikie Scholarship recipient.

Love has been impressive to his switch in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge in 2017, claiming the prestigious Jim Richards Endurance Trophy in his first season.

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HARRY HAYEK

2015 & 2016: 4TH / TEAM BRM
2017: BRDC BRITISH FORMULA 3

Sydney’s Harry Hayek completed two seasons of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship, and finished 4th in both 2015 and 2016 with Team BRM.

After his debut single-seater season in Australia in 2015, Hayek then committed to a season in British F4 alongside fellow graduates Luis Leeds and Zane Goddard before his team’s withdrawal from racing mid-year setback Hayek’s European ambitions.

Hayek then returned to Australia in 2016 and picked up right where he left off, winning two rounds at Queensland Raceway and Gold Coast to finish fourth again in 2016.

With his European ambitions still burning, Hayek returned to Europe with Double R Racing in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship – aiming to follow in the footsteps of British F3 graduate Thomas Randle.

A serious accident again hampered Hayek’s European dream, with a back injury temporarily sidelining the popular Sydney teenager. Hayek has since returned to Australia, where he is currently hosting Australian Formula 4’s digital coverage and track commentary.

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JIMMY VERNON

2015: 5TH / AGI SPORT
2017: TOYOTA 86 SERIES

Fifth in the 2015 Championship with six podium results, Jimmy Vernon stepped up to the Toyota 86 Series to follow in the footsteps of former teammate Will Brown.

Vernon was within contention for third in what was a closely fought Burson Auto Parts Rookie of the Year title in 2015, which Brown ultimately won.

The New South Welshman attracted the attention of MARC Cars Australia to race in the 2016 Bathurst 12 Hour, finishing fourth in class and 18th overall.

In 2017, Vernon returned to national competition in the ultra-competitive Australian Toyota 86 Series.

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LUIS LEEDS

2015: 6TH / DREAM MOTORSPORT
2017: FORMULA RENAULT 2.0 EUROCUP

The Victorian teenager had an impressive 2015 in Australian Formula 4, and was duly rewarded with a spot aboard the Red Bull Junior Team in 2016.

Leeds seamlessly adapted to British Formula 4, scoring three wins and nine podiums in 2016 with renowned open-wheel squad Arden.

A one-off appearance in Australian Formula 4 in 2016 saw Leeds finally claim his first Australian win at Sydney Motorsport Park with DREAM Motorsport.

This year, Leeds is competing in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup with 2016 champion squad Josef Kaufmann Racing.

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JACK SMITH

2016: 8TH / AGI SPORT
2017: SUPER2 SERIES

Jack Smith made the graduation from a successful kart career to open-wheel racing with AGI Sport in 2016.

Smith’s best result included being Burson Auto Parts Rookie of the Round winner at Queensland Raceway.

The Gold Coast teenager stepped up to the Super2 Series and V8 Touring Car Series in 2017 with iconic Australian touring car team Brad Jones Racing.

Smith has also competed in the Australian GT Trophy Series, racing a MARC Car at the Bathurst 12 Hour alongside fellow graduates Will Brown and Nick Rowe.

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ZANE GODDARD

2015: 9TH / TEAM BRM
2017: FORMULA RENAULT 2.0 EUROCUP

The Gold Coast teenager made his national circuit racing debut in the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship’s inaugural season in 2015 with Team BRM.

A 2nd place finish at Phillip Island was Goddard’s best result in Australia, before making the leap of faith into Europe where he matured his driving further in British F4.

Two race wins, two pole positions and six podiums were Goddard’s highlights of his graduation to British F4 in 2016. The Gold Coast local made a one-off appearance back in Australian Formula 4 with DREAM Motorsport to race at his home track in that year’s season finale.

In 2017, Goddard stepped up to Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup with renowned open-wheel specialists Arden. Goddard fulfilled the enviable dream of racing around the streets of Monte Carlo as a support to the Monaco Grand Prix.

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BRENTON GROVE

2016: 9TH / TEAM BRM
2017: PORSCHE GT3 CUP CHALLENGE

Brenton Grove immediately impressed on his CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship debut in 2016, winning the season opening race at Symmons Plains in Tasmania.

The Victorian teenager has since followed in his father’s footsteps in racing Porsche machinery, and is set to become runner-up in the 2017 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge behind fellow Formula 4 graduate Jordan Love.