from CAMS Jayco Australian F4 Penrite Preview: Gold Coast
October 19, 2016
After starting the year in April at Tasmania’s Symmons Plains, the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship arrives to its final round of the 2016 season around the narrow streets of the Gold Coast.
Supporting the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, three races await our field of drivers. Championship leader Will Brown (Team BRM/Cars Galore) has a 35-point gap ahead of his nearest rival Nick Rowe (AGI Sport/SCT Logistics), with Jordan Love (Team BRM/TFS) 43 points behind Brown and only 8 points behind Rowe.
Out of the three championship protagonists, Brown is the only driver to have experienced the streets of the Gold Coast aboard an Australian Formula 4 car.
Friday will be a busy day for our teams, with the U Race It Pole Position followed by a marathon 18 lap race. Two more 11 lap races will take place on Saturday and Sunday.
Sunday evening will see a new champion crowned as the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship celebrates the year at its end of year dinner on the Gold Coast.
Another Championship Battle
In the Burson Auto Parts Rookie of the Year standings, Josh Denton (Team BRM) has a 16-point lead over Jack Smith (AGI Sport/SCT Logistics) and is a further 26 points ahead of Simon Fallon (DREAM Motorsport/CoolDrive) and Tyler Everingham (JRD/Sidchrome) – with Fallon and Everingham presently tied on 93 points each.
Denton clinched his first race win of the year in Race Two at the previous round at Sandown Raceway.
Marked by the yellow number plate aboard a car in 2016, a rookie must be 18 years of age – or younger – at the start of the year; and must not have competed in more than three motor races, including national and international circuit events prior to the start of the season.
Last year’s Burson Auto Parts Rookie of the Year was coincidentally Will Brown, who also finished third in the overall standings last season.
When is SIMONon track?
Friday 21 October8:50amPractice One30 Minutes
Friday 21 October1:10pmU Race It Pole Position20 Minutes
Friday 21 October3:35pmRace One18 Laps
Saturday 22 October10:10amRace Two11 Laps
Sunday 23 October9:00amRace Three11 Laps