Mawer gets another as Kiwis carve up field.
ALBERT PARK, MELBOURNE (Friday, 4th March, 2005.) After being forced
to work from behind for his opening race win yesterday, New South
Welshman Barton Mawer today indicated to the watching Formula 1
outfits that he is the man to beat in the ultra tough Trading Post
F3 field, taking a strong flag to flag win in this afternoons second
of three heats.
took his Team BRM Dallara F304 Speiss to a strong victory over weekend
long rival Aaron Caratti, as well as again resetting the lap record
mark he held overnight from yesterdays race. Mawer will look
to clean sweep the weekend tomorrow to draw as much possible attention
from the International contingent at the AGP as he prepares for
another season in the UK.
South Australian Tim Slade rebounded from a spin in yesterdays
opening race to finish a solid fourth in todays encounter.
Slade spent a majority of the race battling with Michael Caruso,
but slipped by just after half race distance to set the TSRWine.com
/ Gawler Farm Machinery Dallara up for a grand finale sprint to
the flag tomorrow.
BRMs New Zealand contingent provided some of the most excitement
of the day, as they carved their way though the 25 car grid in todays
Trophy Class Champion Nic Jordan was relegated to the rear of the
grid before the race today, meaning that the 16 year old Kiwi would
be forced to charge as hard as possible to get back to the front
of the field where he expects to be. Despite getting balked at the
start, the young Kiwi charger ended his race in 8th place
a position that created mixed feelings for the Kiwi star.
enjoyed cutting my way through the field today, he said. But
obviously, I would have rather been racing at the front of the pack
from the start of the race, instead of having to come from behind.
I cant wait to give it my all in tomorrows race when
I start from near the front of the field.
Kiwi, and 2005 Formula 3 debutant Marc Williams, showed his potential
today, after ending up buried in the turn 3 sand trap for a majority
of the opening race of the weekend. Williams made an excellent start
and ended up second of the trophy class cars despite starting
near team mate Jordan at the tail of the field.
was pretty good to come through the field in todays race,
he enthused after jumping out of his Mobil 1 Dallara. I got
a great start which also helped make up the positions.
was good to be aggressive and get up towards the top 10, which is
really where we want to be. I cant wait to start from where we really
should be tomorrow so we can continue to improve and achieve our
goal of a top 10 finish, and a Trophy Class win, this weekend.
third and final Trading Post Formula 3 races at Melbournes
Albert Park will be held tomorrow afternoon, and will be featured
live on TV as part of Channel 10s AGP Coverage.