wins, Slade has strong start to season at Wakefield.
WAKEFIELD PARK, GOLUBURN (Sunday, 27th February, 2005.) Team BRM
Drivers Michael Trimble and Tim Slade have opened their accounts
for the 2005 Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 championship strongly
today at Wakefield Park, challenging at the top of a very competitive
Australian F3 field competing at the 2.2km Wakefield Park Circuit.
Trimble, the weekend was highlighted by a win in race two - the
Melbournian taking advantage of some off track excursions by the
leaders to assume the lead just after half race distance. He held
off a fast finishing Aaron Caratti and Chris Alajajian to record
a remarkable race win in just his second ever Formula 3 race start.
opening race of the day started Trimbles weekend off well
a third place finish a definite sign of things to come by
the man driving the Ex Will Davison Dallara F304.
have a win on our debut round is really pretty special, enthused
a delighted Trimble. We had a few things go my way today,
but in the end its just so great to get this kind of a result
at my first race in this category.
knew this would be a tough weekend, due to the fact we havent
been able to spend much time in the new car, so to show the kind
of pace we did is great.
Australian Tim Slade showed plenty of the potential the 18 year
old showed in his Formula 3 debut at Mallala last year, racing competitively
with the leaders and scoring a solid haul of points in his chase
for the Gold Star award.
1 was Slades strongest display the Gawler Farm Machinery
/ TSRWine.com Dallara holding down third for a majority of the race.
Only a slight off, which caused Slade to loose momentum, relegated
him to 4th at races end.
was the key for race two, Slade holding on to fifth for the entire
race after getting involved in an almighty battle for the lead early
on. The combined results will see the talented South Australian
right where he wants to be in the Chase for the Australian Drivers
Championship at the pointy end of the very competitive field.
am really happy to come away from the weekend unscathed, Slade
said after the second race today. We scored some really good
championship points towards what will be a really competitive championship.
BRM will next take to the track for the Australian Grand Prix Support
races, between March 3 6 at Albert Park in Melbourne.