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NUMBER 31 - JULY 2016

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WELCOME TO round 4 Cameron McConville - Series Director Welcome to the fourth round and halfway point of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite for 2016. This weekend is the first of two trips to Sydney Motorsport Park, and features a busy six category program with a great mixture of open-wheel and sports car racing. Firstly we are delighted to welcome the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship to the Shannons Nationals for the very first time. Mainly featuring as a support event to the Supercars Championship, Formula 4 will enjoy three practice sessions and a slightly longer Sunday race with some of Australia’s best young driving talent on show. Sydney Motorsport Park is home for the Radical Cup Series and this weekend they put on a special ‘Pro-Am’ race. Based on the very successful GT and Porsche formula, the regular stalwarts will be joined by former Supercars drivers and a few ‘other’ surprise drivers. As the motor sport world talks up the hype around global GT Racing, we are enjoying having the Australian GT Trophy Series as part of the Nationals this year. Fresh from

breaking the lap record at Winton, Greg Taylor will be the one to beat at his home circuit here at Sydney Motorsport Park. Off the back of a successful event at Phillip Island, the Australian Production Car Series returns for their second round this weekend. Paul Morris joined Luke Searle to take out a wet and wild Round 1 and healthy grid numbers bode well for the remainder of their season. Category Manager, Iain Sherrin will also be one of the favourites having success here in Sydney last year. The second round of the Jim Richards Trophy for Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge drivers is run on Sunday with Hamish Hardeman to start favourite after dominating at Winton a few weeks ago. Continuing the open-wheel and purist racing theme for this round at Sydney is the Australian Formula 3 Premier Series. Spectators can also check out the displays from our partners Shannons Insurance and Penrite. Additionally Formula 4’s partner Jayco has some their latest products on display behind the F4 garages at the pit entry end of the paddock.

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the radical experience WORDS: Richard Craill IMAGES: Nathan Wong The Radical Australia Cup has been a staple of Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite rounds along the Eastern Seaboard in the last few years. The competitive one-make championship for open-top, LeMans style sports cars mixes short sprints and longer races with pit stops with some of the fastest cars on Australian circuits. Behind the cars and drivers of the series is a core team of experienced people working for the factory team, guiding and coaching the drivers to improve their performances. Leading that charge is Chris Papadopoulos, a former Formula 1 engineer who returned to Australia several years ago to head up the behind-the-scenes activities at the works team. As such, he’s well qualified to explain what makes the series tick and why it works. Chris began his career in Australian Formula 3, including a role engineering Peter Hackett to win the 2001 Australian Formula 3 Championship. His role in the category continued until 2003, when an offer from Europe – working for Alan Docking Racing – appeared on the table. “At the time British F3 in those years was off the charts. I grabbed it with both hands and went over there in 2004 and ended up working on the Lola factory team for 2004. They

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asked me to come back at the end of the year so I came back for 2005 with Alan Docking,” Papadopoulos said. Papadopoulos’ role with ADR included the initial stages of the ill-fated A1GP series, Docking, engineering for the Alan Jonesheaded Team Australia. An engineering role with a key Formula 1 contractor followed in 2005, before the pinnacle of the sport came knocking. “Before I knew it my one-year plan turned into a career in Formula One and I was with Renault. We were the reigning world champions and we ended up winning more championships, drivers and constructors, in 2006. The industry was more than you can imagine and one year turned into two, to three and five and so on.” Papadopoulos’ engineering role included plenty of success with Renault: including the four world titles for Renault-powered Red Bull and working on the ‘travelling circus’ for the factory team, engineering Kimi Raikkonen and Roman Grosjean to success before a return to Australia beckoned in 2013. “I started making plans and talking to a few people that year,” he continued. “A mutual friend in Nick Kelly had introduced me to Greg Smith and Chris Medland who are the owners

of Radical Australia and they were interested. We had a few more conversations over the course of the year and they ended up offering me a position at the end of the year to come back and head up their racing and engineering program to improve the experience for their drivers. “I pretty quickly realised it was a pretty big show. The Radical Australia looks after over 30 cars through their factory facility as well as spare parts for race team management, the race category series management and organisation so there’s a lot of different arms to what the category does all aimed at giving the owners and racers the best experience. I’ve met some really great people: All our drivers are great personalities that are a pleasure to work with, so it’s been more than I expected coming into it. It’s been really enjoyable.” With a career at the highest level of the sport, Papadopoulos says the Radicals still tick all of the boxes for exciting motorsport. “There’s a couple of factors - it’s never a simple formula for this kind of thing,” He explains. “The car is number one – they’re fantastic to drive. They give such incredible driver involvement and they go really, really quick. Once you get into it you also realise it’s actually for very little money. “The cars are light, they use


aerodynamics to generate grip so they don’t wear out their tyres quickly, they’re not hard on brakes and the engines come with a warranty which is unheard of in motorsport circles. They’re attractive for a number of reasons but number one, above all else, is the driver involvement and the pure pleasure of driving them. “I’ve been lucky enough to drive a couple of models and while I’m not a professional driver, the pleasure you get out of it and the feedback and confidence the car gives you to push and the ability to enjoy it instantly really grabs you. Beyond that, when you look at it logically, for a race car and a motorsport application they’re very cheap to buy and to run and that’s the formula that they have hit on that has made them so popular. “The racing is great, too - It’s a one make championship so you have cars of equal performance and you’re out there with your mates and it’s the camaraderie amongst the field that is a highlight.” The long-term future of the class also seems secure, with solid numbers at both club, state and national levels proving that the model works. “It’s a tough landscape at the moment but Radical is essentially

growing and one of the best things we have done is expanded the circuits we go to,” he says. “The addition of Bathurst and the 12-Hour support race was hugely popular with the guys and the 2016 season will end abroad for the first time as we’re taking in Highlands Motorsport Park for the first time with the 101 race, which will be a great addition to the championship. “Essentially the aim of Radical here is to make sure that, as well as having a great car to drive for reasonable money, is to get across to the circuits that are the best in the region like here [Sydney Motorsport Park] and Phillip Island. “There’s a mixture of sprint and endurance races including the race at Eastern Creek this weekend which will have a compulsory pit stop and driver change. You get that feel of an endurance racing championship as well as the more regular racing you get. “The aim for the category in the future is to build on that, to keep the racing entertaining, fun and to grow the experience into being one of the best championships you can do for both quality of racing and for the tracks you can go to.”

“The aim for the category in the future is to build ... to keep the racing entertaining, fun and to grow the experience into being one of the best championships you can do for both quality of racing and for the tracks you can go to.” Chris Papadopoulos thenationals.com.au | 5


f4 season report card WORDS: Rob James IMAGE: Daniel Thompson

Round 3 of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship is an important juncture for this year’s title fight, this round the crucial halfway point of the season. Many of the teams recently took advantage of a test day here at Sydney Motorsport, with over half of the grid entered this weekend having never raced at this venue previously outside of testing. Some experienced names will be mixing it with the current class of drivers, with British F4 and Red Bull Junior Team driver Luis Leeds returning home for a one-off appearance with DREAM Motorsport. Fellow British F4 driver, and 2015 Australian Formula 4 driver, Harry Hayek will also be racing at home again aboard a fifth Team BRM prepared car. Team BRM

Fellow rookie Brenton Grove has enjoyed all the highs and lows that motor sport has to offer – from winning his first race on debut at Symmons Plains, to having a mammoth high-speed crash in qualifying at Phillip Island. “The first two rounds, I’ve kind of experienced everything I can in motor sport,” Grove said. “I’ve won a race, I’ve crashed, I’ve stalled on the grid, I’ve hit someone, and I’ve been hit … I definitely want to try to be a bit more consistent and get some results.” AGI Sport The dynamic duo of Nick Rowe and Jack Smith have kept their racing skills sharp in the two-month gap since Formula 4 last raced at Phillip Island, making appearances in the Australian GT Trophy Series and Australian Endurance Championship here in the Shannons Nationals.

Team BRM’s Jordan Love enters this round with a nine-point lead over fellow teammate Will Brown, having won four out of the last six races between Symmons Plains and Phillip Island.“I raced here last year and loved it so really looking forward to getting back to racing on this track,” Love said.

Rowe enjoyed his first Formula 4 victory at this venue last year, with his experience in speedway helping the Karratha driver win in treacherous rain.

Brown has only clinched one race victory this season and will be eager to claw back the championship lead.

AGI Sport rookie Jack Smith is eager to improve his sixth place in the championship standings, having also kept race ready aboard a MARC in the Australian GT Trophy Series.

“We’ve done a test day there this year already, so really looking forward to racing there,” Brown said. Karting graduate Josh Denton has enjoyed a standout season to be the best placed rookie, currently sitting fourth in the championship – only 14 points behind AGI Sport’s Nick Rowe. “I wasn’t expecting to be this far up the field, but I’m glad I’m here,” Denton said.

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“Hopefully we get a bit more rain there again, that’d be good fun! We’ll do a bit more testing and we’ll see if we can get a bit closer,” Rowe said.

“I’m feeling fairly confident going into Sydney,” Smith said. “I’d like to move up the order a little bit further and start to get closer to the front of the grid.”

DREAM Motorsport DREAM Motorsport will be looking to interrupt the championship battle between Team BRM and AGI Sport. New South Welshman Josh Conroy will be eager to deliver his best result of the season, having previously raced at this venue aboard a Radical in the NSW State Series. “I want to be higher up [in the championship] but now to get to Sydney Motorsport Park and experience this car here, it’s like a revelation for me,” Conroy said. Conroy’s teammate Simon Fallon enjoyed his first experience aboard a Formula 4, having made the leap from karts to open-wheel racing at the previous round at Phillip Island. “It was fun! I enjoyed it, just kept learning each race and that’s what I plan to do this weekend,” Fallon said. Junior Racing Development Having had past success in National and State Formula Vee, JRD made the leap to Australian Formula 4 with Dubbo junior karter Tyler Everingham. At the recent test day, Everingham was growing with confidence inside the car and was enjoying his first experience of the Sydney Motorsport Park circuit. “It’s a great track, little bit bumpy but it has loads of grip on the outside line,” Everingham said. For more information on CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 visit www.formula4.com.au


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APCS future looks good WORDS: Amanda Jackson IMAGE: Nathan Wong

At the opening round of the Australian Production Car Series at the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite earlier this year, Supercars identity Paul Morris – together with Luke Searle – took the outright and Class A victory at the Island Four Hour. Morris and Searle will be back in action at Sydney Motorsport Park for round two of the APCS as part of round four of the Nationals, returning in the Roadchill Freight Express BMW M135i they took to the win amidst very wet conditions back in May. “It was all good fun. It is enjoyable to have people that are competitive to race against, it makes a good race of it,” Morris said. “There are some pretty smart people in the teams that are running at the front there that gives you enough enjoyment to use your brain power to go racing and try and outsmart them, which is something I like to do. “To have that four hours of track time at a place like Phillip Island for a race like that too is fantastic – the future of the series looks good I think with those longer races, allowing people that kind of time on the track makes it a pretty good decision of where you are going to go racing I think, with lots of miles for your spend.”

For Morris, this weekend’s format will be a little different to the one that saw him take victory – with two 250km races to be contested at Sydney Motorsport Park. “With two 250km races Sydney will be a little bit different but with all the same sort of people to race against it will again be a matter of just getting everything right on the day,” Morris continued. Also back with the Australian Production Car Series for the Sydney round, as well as for the remainder of the year, is new Series sponsor PSC Insurance Brokers, who joined the category just before its opening round at Phillip Island. PSC Insurance Brokers is an international insurance brokerage providing cost-effective insurance advice and solutions. APCS Category Manager Iain Sherrin said the new partnership was an exciting development for the growing category. “As a dual-driver Series I am very happy to have PSC on-board as I feel it is a really good fit and allows us to offer more to our competitors in supplying on-track motorsport insurance,” Sherrin said. “Whether you are leasing out drives in your own car, are racing your own equipment, are offering complete Arrive and Drive packages, or are

the one doing the leasing, PSC can help – and not just in the APCS, but in any motor racing category. “At the same time, we all know that there is much more that goes into racing than just the car and PSC can help with it all – on-track damage, tools and equipment, trucks and trailers and more - as well as day-today needs. For instance, many of our racers have their own businesses, and PSC can help there too.” The latest evolution of CAMS production car racing and managed by Sherrin and Ontic Sports, the Australian Production Car Series is enjoying a four round calendar in 2016 as part of the Nationals. Pitting what are perhaps more well-known to the public as ‘daily drives’ against each other in a battle of ingenuity, skills, technology and determination at some of Australia’s best race tracks; the APCS displays the prowess and skills of vehicles which can be purchased in the domestic automotive market. With six separate classes, all kinds of vehicles from high performance to hybrid racers are catered for, making for an incredibly diverse and interesting entry list every time the APCS heads to the race track.

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fuelling the championships It might not be a sexy subject, but one Aussie company is proudly making the racing wheels go around thanks to a fire for all things fuel. WORDS: Richard Craill IMAGES: RaceFuels Archive

“FUEL,” says Mark Tierney, a director of Melbourne-based motorsport staple Race Fuels, “Is not a sexy part of going motor racing.” And that’s probably the truth. Despite distributing the product that quite literally makes the internalcombustion wheels go round, it’s hard to get people excited about their racing fuels. You put it in the tank and it makes the car go: as a consumable, it doesn’t change the outcome of a race for a spectator in the same way, say, a soft tyre does when compared to a hard. To most, it’s just a useable commodity that costs more money the higher the Octane number is. Naturally Tierney, a long time racer who now helms a business that distributes nearly one million litres of fuel around every state in Australia per year, doesn’t share that opinion. Race Fuels was founded in 2003 and started distributing ELF racing fuels and products in Melbourne and Tasmania.

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“It started with me dropping a few drums down to Sandown or Phillip Island in the back of a BA Falcon Ute – we later added a box trailer – on Friday morning and then we were done for the weekend,” Tierney remembers. Today the business is the primary supplier of fuel to the V8 Supercars, Shannons Nationals, Australian GT, Bathurst’s 12 and 6 hour races and a host of other events. It makes for a busier schedule than days gone by. “Across the year we would be supplying product to several hundred people each weekend, and that’s before you take into account needing to deliver product to V8 Supercars and the Shannons Nationals. They all operate very professionally and expect a level of service that’s a bit more than dropping off the fuel drum and saying ‘seeya’. “The business is as much about providing that service and support to teams and drivers as it is actually

pumping fuel at race tracks.” The Race Fuels organisation is certainly larger than a Ford Ute and a trailer these days. An enormous B-Double transporter carries the fuel across the country with multiple staff on hand to ensure the product is properly and promptly distributed at each round. RaceFuels does not request pre-bookings, they believe it is their role to carry enough to cover all contingencies. “We have four types of fuel that we supply and we carry enough of each to make sure everyone that’s going to be at the race meeting is catered for, but we try to do more than that too,” Tierney explains. “At a lot of events like the Kuhmo V8 rounds, for instance, they’re only allowed to have 60 litres of fuel in the garage at a time so part of it is making sure that everyone is resupplied across the weekend. We go to them instead of them coming to us so that customer service side of things is very important.


“It’s a logistical challenge to say the least, the start of the year in particular. We’ve already been to the Bathurst 12 hour and Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, then back to Melbourne for the Grand Prix. Then it’s a quick turnaround to make sure we’re in Bathurst on the Thursday for the 6-hour and then we head back down to Sandown for the first Shannons Nationals event of 2016. “They all need fuel and in that month we’re supplying more than 1000 competitors directly. “We even go to the test days and spend a lot of time predicting who is testing where so we can plan our supply. It is not uncommon for RaceFuels to attend multiple circuits on the same day”. But wait, there’s more. In this day and age when you need to sign a waiver before you go to the bathroom, there’s a significant safety effort around the Race Fuels business to the point where it’s unlikely people could go racing without the procedures and standards companies like Race Fuels provide. Sean Scott, RaceFuels’ operations manager, has a full time job preparing the compliance paperwork ahead of a race meeting. “It’s a fact of life that the events wouldn’t get a permit unless they had a fuel management plan in place,” Tierney says. “There’s so many regulations and OH&S issues surrounding the control of dangerous goods in quantities that it’s not feasible for people to bring their own fuel to the track, especially at major events, any more. You just wouldn’t get a permit, so our role is to take that issue out of the equation and make sure it’s safe and we’re conscious of taking away everything we bring in.” Hailing from a passionate racing family, Tierney believes it’s critical that the enjoyment of the sport has to be number one in operating the business. “I think you have to be very fond of it to be involved at the level we are,” he says. “We try and go above and beyond to help people out. We’ve had several Melbourne teams without space in their transporter come to us and go ‘hey, could you take a drum back to Melbourne for us?’ and we’ll do it and drop it at their workshop. It’s no problem. “It’s all part of what we do and hopefully it’s making it better for everyone. We certainly get a buzz out of it.”

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CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Professional Class

CAMS JAYCO AUSTRALIAN FORMULA 4 CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Hamish Hardeman

244

1. Jordan Love

118

2. Jaxon Evans

210

2. Will Brown

109

3. Jake Klarich

195

3. Nick Rowe

74

Elite Class 1. Tim Miles

239

2. Sam Shahin

195

3. Anthony Gilbertson 156

Class B 1. Danny Stutterd

264

2. Michael Tsigeridis

148

3. Richard Gartner

138

Australian production car series 1. Luke Searle

120

1. Paul Morris

120

3. Stuart Kostera

90

3. Tony Alford

90

Formula 3 Premier Series Premier Series 1. Tim Macrow

135

2. Chris Anthony

107

3. Roland Legge

65

National 1. Cameron Shields

130

2. Nathan Kumar

104

Kumho 1. Ross McAlpine

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radical australia cup 1. Peter Paddon 138 2. Oliver Smith 115 3. Simon Haggarty 87

Australian GT Trophy Series Trophy Class 1. Greg Taylor

402

2. Rob Smith

320

3. Barton Mawer

208

Challenge Class 1. Ockert Fourie

301

2. Scott Hookey

210

3. Brendan Cook

91

MARC Class 1. Jake Camilleri

402

2. Jack Smith

162

3. Morgan Haber

154

3. Jimmy Vernon

154


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AUSTRALIAN GT TROPHY ON THE WEB: www.australiangt.com.au No. A/B Driver

Sponsor/Team

Class

Vehicle

1

GT Motorsport

Trophy

Audi R8 LMS 2011

Grove Hire

Trophy

Porsche GT3 Cup Car

Fire Rating Solutions

Trophy

Lamborghini LP-560 GT3

Challenge

Porsche GT3 Cup Car MY09

4 9 12 33 42 53 57 77 91 92 93 94 95 96

A

Greg Taylor

B

N/A

A

Stephen Grove

B

N/A

A

Mathew Turnbull

B

N/A

A

Brendan Cook

B

Ockert

KPH Racing / OLOF Family Cosmetic Dental Spa

A

Scott Hookey

Exotic Track Days

Challenge

Ferrari 458 Challenge

B

N/A

A

Rick Mensa

CCC Polished Concrete

Trophy

Porsche GT3 Cup Car

B

N/A

A

Richard Gartner

Safe-T-Stop

Challenge

Porsche GT3 Cup Car MY09

B

N/A

A

Rob Smith

Southern Star Developments

Trophy

Audi R8 LMS 2011

B

N/A

A

Jan Jinadasa

JJA Consulting Group

Trophy

Lamborghini LP560 GT3

B

N/A

A

Keith Kassulke

MARC Cars Australia

MARC

MARC Focus V8

B

N/A

A

Adrian Deitz

MARC Cars Australia

MARC

MARC Focus V8

B

N/A

A

Jake Camilleri

MARC Cars Australia

MARC

MARC Focus V8

B

N/A

A

Nicholas Rowe

MARC Cars Australia

MARC

MARC Focus V8

B

TBA

A

Geoff Taunton

MARC Cars Australia

MARC

MARC Focus V8

B

N/A

A

Jack Smith

MARC Cars Australia

MARC

MARC Focus V8

B

N/A

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round 4 SYDNEY Motorsport PArk, nsw

porsche gt3 cup challenge ON THE WEB: www.gt3cupchallenge.com.au In the Elite Class Tim Miles leads to Sam Shahin, with Anthony Gilbertson, David Ryan and Brian Finn rounding out the top five. Danny Stutterd leads Class B, ahead of Michael Tsigeridis and Shane Barwood. The Cup Challenge was created to bridge the gap between club racing and the Australian Carrera Cup Championship, and is now known as the feeder category into Carrera Cup. Former GT3 Cup Challenge racers include Nick Foster, Richard Muscat and Matt Campbell.

The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge returns to the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite for their fourth round, following a successful round at Winton Motor Raceway. Hamish Hardeman currently leads the Professional Class by 36 points to Jaxon Evans, with Jamey Blaikie Scholarship winner Jake Klarich sitting in third.

The Shannons Nationals is looking forward to seeing another strong year of racing in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, with a mixture of young and older drivers in the series for 2016.

Upcoming Rounds Round 5: Queensland Raceway, 29-31 July Round 6: Phillip Island, 9-11 September

No. DRIVER NAME

SPONSOR/TEAM NAME

cLASS STATE MODEL

4

Tim Miles

CSF Radiators/Miles Advisory Partners

A

QLD

Porsche GT3 Cup

8

Neville Stewart

Asset Partner/Racing Dynamics

B

WA

Porsche GT3 Cup

9

Tony Martin

The Triffid Bar Venue

A

QLD

Porsche GT3 Cup

10

Hamish Hardeman

Sonic Motor Racing Services/arris property group

A

VIC

Porsche GT3 Cup

13

Sam Shahin

HTFU

A

SA

Porsche GT3 Cup

19

Anthony Gilbertson

Motiv8 Racing/Hallmark Homes

A

QLD

Porsche GT3 Cup

21

Shane Barwood

Melbourne Orthopaedic Group

B

VIC

Porsche GT3 Cup

30

David Ryan

Wrightlands GAM Soltronic

A

NSW

Porsche GT3 Cup

34

John Morriss

Motorsport Leasing Pty Ltd.

A

VIC

Porsche GT3 Cup

72

Jim Campbell

Power Street Racing

A

QLD

Porsche GT3 Cup

82

Brian Finn

Laser 3D/Force Accessories

A

VIC

Porsche GT3 Cup

91

Jaxon Evans

Simulate-It/Willship

A

QLD

Porsche GT3 Cup

95

Jake Klarich

Super Rooster

A

QLD

Porsche GT3 Cup

99

Ross McGregor

Southern Star Windows

A

VIC

Porsche GT3 Cup

99

Southern Star Windows

Ross McGregor

A

VIC

Porsche GT3 Cup

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australian PRODUCTION CARS ON THE WEB: www.AUSTRALIANPRODUCTIONCARS.com.au NO.

DRIVER A/B/C DRIVER

SPONSOR/TEAM

CLASS VEHICLE

1

B

Iain Sherrin

Sherrin Rentals

A

BMW I35i

A

Grant Sherrin

A

Mark Eddy

Network Clothing

A

Audi TTRS

B

Dean Fiore

A

Doug Westwood

Falcon Fire Racing

C

BMW E36M3

B

Daniel Sugden

A

Jason Walsh

Hurley Smash Repairs Racing

E

Suzuki Swift

B

Paul Currie

A

Charlie Senese

The Car Mine

E

Suzuki Swift

B

Alfie Senese

A

Mitchell Naylor

Naylor Racing

E

Suzuki Swift

B

Leigh Naylor

A

Colin Osborne

Osborne Motorsport

C

Renault Megane RS 265 trophy

B

Adrian Mastronado

A

Ellexandra

Lauren Gray Motorsport

E

Toyota Echo

B

Liam

A

Michael

Sherrin Rentals

B

BMW 351i

B

David

A

Beric Lynton

B

TBA

2 5 6 9 10 13 15

19 23 31 33 34 54 55 62 86 88 97 21

A

Scott Gore

B

Patrick Galang

A

Bob Pearson

B

Rick Bates

A

George Karadimas

B

Geoff Russell

A

Anthony Alford

B

Stuart Kostera

A

Kyle Alford

B

Aaron Seton

A

Luke Searle

B

Paul Morris

A

Grant Philips

B

Andrew Turpie

A

Francois Jouy

B

Franck Donniaux

A

Carly Black

B A B

Mark Griffith

Bruce Lynton Prestige Automotive Osborne Motorsport

BMW IM E

PRO-DUCT CASTROL DBA

Suzuki Swift Mitsubishi EVO X

Casabene group

C

Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint

Donut King

A

Audi TTRS

Donut King

A

BMW M1

Roadchill Freight Express

A

BMW M135i

Pedders Motorsports Training Aust Racing

D

Toyota 86 GTS

Dentbuster, Network Clothing, Gosford European Car Service

C

Renault Megane RS 265 trophy

D

Renault Clio

Barry Black

Gosford European Car Services, The Web Design

Rod Salmon

Skwirk

A

Mitsubishi Evo 10

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radical AUSTRALIA cup ON THE WEB: www.radicalsportscars.com.au Oliver Smith took out the last round at Phillip Island finishing on equal points to the current championship leader, and is hungry for the lead currently 23 points behind Paddon. At Phillip Island, Simon and Tony Haggarty battled it out in the final race, with the father-and-son battle elevating them both into the top five in the championship. Simon Haggarty sits third, with Kim Burke fourth and Tony Haggrty rounding out the top five. To find out more about the Radical Australia Cup, please visit radicalsportscars.com.au The Radical Australia Cup returns to the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite for their third round of the series at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Upcoming Rounds Round 4: Highlands Motorsport Park: 11-13 November

After winning the opening round at the Bathurst 12 Hour, current championship leader Peter Paddon will be ready to extend his championship lead.

NO.

DRIVER A/B

DRIVER

SPONSOR/TEAM

STATE

VEHICLE

1

A

Peter Paddon

First Focus

NSW

Radical SR3

3

A

David Crampton

Vantage Freight Services

NSW

Radical SR3

5

A

Simon Haggarty

Axiom Wealth/Radical Aust

NSW

Radical SR3

6

A

Tony Haggarty

Axiom Wealth/Radical Aust

NSW

Radical SR3

9

A

Chris Medland

Radical Australia

NSW

Radical SR3

33

A

Michael Whiting

Taylor Collison Ltd / Laucke Flour Mills

SA

Radical SR3

52

A

Bill Medland

Radical Australia

Qld

Radical SR3

68

A

Kim Burke

Radical Australia

NSW

Radical SR3RSX

Radical Australia

NSW

Radical SR3

NSW

Radical SR3RSX

86

A

Oliver Smith

B

Greg Smith

88

A

Rowan Ross

Radical Australia

58

A

Richard Kimber

Radical Australia

TBA

A

Greg Kenny

Radical Australia

B

Peter Clare

7

A

Yasser Shahin

15

A

Rob Knight

On The Run

Radical SR3 SA

Radical SR3RSX

Vic

Radical SR3

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australian formula 3 ON THE WEB: www.formula3.com.au

AUSTRALIAN

FORMULA 3

For third place in the Premier class, R-Tek Motorsport’s Roland Legge and Team BRM’s Trent Shirvington are fighting to round out the podium, with Legge currently sitting 12 points ahead of Shirvington. In the National class 15-year-old Cameron Shields currently leads with Nathan Kumar sitting in second.

After the first two rounds of the season, a battle has started to brew with double Formula 3 champion Tim Macrow and McDonald’s Gilmour Racing’s Christopher Anthony.

The Kumho Cup class also returns for 2016, with the entry-level class for F3 introducing a new points system that allows drivers to pick three of the best seven rounds over the season to score points, which opens the potential for teams to share the car with other drivers throughout the year.

Upcoming Rounds Round 5: Queensland Raceway, 29-31 July

Alpine Motorsport driver Tim Macrow currently leads the points in the Australian Formula 3 Premier Series, with Anthony 28 points off the current championship leader.

Round 6: Phillip Island, 9-11 September Round 7: Sydney Motorsport Park, 11-13 November

NO. DRIVER

SPONSOR/TEAM

STATE CLASS

VEHICLE

3

Trent Shirvington

Quicksilver Team BRM

NSW

Championship

Mygale M11-Mercedes Benz

7

Nathan Kumar

Bluechip Taxation/R-Tek Motorsport

NSW

National

Dallara F307-Spiess Opel

8

Roland Legge

PowerTx R-Tek Motorsport

Qld

Championship

Dallara F311-Mercedes Benz

13

Shane Wilson

Wiltec Wilson Team Racing

Qld

Kumho Cup

Dallara F304-Spiess Opel

17

Christopher Anthony McDonalds Gilmour Racing

NSW

Championship

Dallara F311-Mercedes Benz

33

Tim Berryman

Ellery Motorsport/RES

NSW

Championship

Dallara F311-Mercedes Benz

73

Cameron Shields

McDonalds Gilmour Racing

Qld

National

Dallara F307-Mercedes Benz

81

Ross McAlpine

Ross McAlpine

NSW

Kumho Cup

Dallara F304-Sodemo Renault

88

Tim Macrow

AIE Alpine Motorsports

Vic

Championship

Dallara F307-Mercedes Benz

91

Andrew Wlodek

Andrew Wlodek Motorsport

NSW

Invitational

Dallara F307-Mugen Honda

Invitational

Tatuus FT40 - Toyota

98

Mtec Motorsport

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cams jayco australian formula 4 championship C O N F E D E R AT I O N O F A U S T R A L I A N M O T O R S P O R T

ON THE WEB: www.formula4.com.au AGI Sport’s Nick Rowe is currently third, and leads the rookies of Josh Denton and Josh Conroy. The current leaders of the championship will also be racing with fellow rivals Luis Leeds and Harry Hayek, who are both fresh from stints in British Formula 4. The Australian Formula 4 Championship showcases Australia’s young open wheel talent and is a developmental single seater open-wheel category. Upcoming Rounds Round 4: Queensland Raceway, 22-24 July After having completed a test at Sydney Motorsport Park, the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship joins the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite for the first time.

Round 5: Sandown, 16-18 September Round 6: Gold Coast, 21-23 October

The championship has hit their halfway mark, and it’s Jordan Love who currently leads the way by nine points to last year’s Burson Rookie of the Year Will Brown.

NO.

DRIVER

SPONSOR/TEAM

STATE

VEHICLE

7

Tyler Everingham

JRD Development

Qld

Mygale

20

Luis Leeds

Red Bull/Dream Motorsport

Vic

Mygale

23

Brenton Grove

Team BRM

Vic

Mygale

26

Harry Hayek

Team BRM

NSW

Mygale

27

Simon Fallon

Dream Motorsport

Vic

Mygale

51

Josh Conroy

Dream Motorsport

Qld

Mygale

68

Jack Smith

SCT Logistics/AGI Sport

Qld

Mygale

79

Jordan Love

Team BRM

WA

Mygale

91

Josh Denton

Team BRM

NSW

Mygale

97

Nick Rowe

AGI Sport

WA

Mygale

99

William Brown

Cars Galore/Team BRM

Qld

Mygale


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LAP RECORDS SYDNEY MOTORSPORT PARK (GARDNER CIRCUIT) CATEGORY

DRIVER

LAP TIME

YEAR

Formula 3

Nick Foster

1:22.6290

2013

Group 2A (RAC)

James Winslow

1:25.7027

2013

GT Sports Cars (AGT)

Jack Le Brocq

1:27.9783

2013

Formula 4

Jordan Lloyd

1:31.6565

2015

Porsche GT3 Cup

Richard Muscat

1:33.1023

2013

Group 3E (APCS)

Aaron Seton

1:42.7273

2014

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round 4 schedule FRIDAY 1 JUly

24 | THE RACING MAGAZINE

Time

Duration

On Track

08:30 - 08:50

20 minutes

Formula 3 Practice 1

08:55 - 09:15

20 minutes

Formula 4 Practice 1

09:20 - 09:40

20 minutes

Production Cars Practice 1

09:45 - 10:05

20 minutes

Radical Practice 1

10:10 - 10:30

20 minutes

Formula 3 Practice 2

10:35 - 10:55

20 minutes

Formula 4 Practice 2

11:00 - 11:20

20 minutes

Production Cars Practice 2

11:25 - 11:45

20 minutes

Radicals Practice 2

11:50 - 12:10

20 minutes

Porsche GT3 Practice 1

12:10 - 12:40

30 minutes

Officials Lunch

12:45 - 13:05

20 minutes

Formula 3 Practice 3

13:10 - 13:30

20 minutes

Formula 4 Practice 3

13:35 - 13:55

20 minutes

Production Cars Practice 3

14:00 - 14:20

20 minutes

AGT Trophy Practice 1

14:25 - 14:45

20 minutes

Radical Qualifying 1

14:50 - 15:10

20 minutes

Radical Qualifying 2

15:15 - 15:35

20 minutes

Porsche GT3 Practice 2

15:45 - 16:30

45 minutes

Meeting Rides


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round 4 schedule Saturday 2 JUly Time

Duration

On Track

08:30 - 08:45

15 minutes

Production Cars Practice 4

08:50 - 09:10

20 minutes

Porsche GT3 Practice 3

09:15 - 09:35

20 minutes

Formula 3 Qualifying

09:40 - 10:00

20 minutes

Formula 4 Qualifying

10:05- 10:55

50 minutes

Radical Race 1

11:02 - 11:32

30 minutes

Production Cars Qualifying

11:37 - 11:57

20 minutes

AGT Trophy Practice 2

11:57 - 12:12

15 minutes

Officials Lunch

12:12 - 12:32

20 minutes

Porsche Qualifying

12:37 - 12:57

20 minutes (10 laps)

Formula 3 Race 1

13:04 - 13:24

20 minutes (10 laps)

Formula 4 Race 1

13:31 - 14:21

50 minutes

Radical Race 2

14:28 - 14:48

20 minutes

AGT Trophy Qualifying

14:53 - 15:13

20 minutes (9 laps)

Porsche GT3 Race 1

15:20

250kms

Production Cars Race 1

Time

Duration

On Track

08:30 - 08:55

25 minutes (12 laps)

Formula 3 Race 2

09:02 - 09:27

25 minutes (12 laps)

Formula 4 Race 2

09:34 - 10:29

55 minutes (30 laps)

Porsche GT3 Race 2

10:36 - 10:51

15 minutes

Production Cars Warm Up

10:58 - 11:48

50 minutes

AGT Trophy Race 1

11:48 - 12:03

15 minutes

Officials Lunch

12:03 - 12:33

30 minutes (15 laps)

Formula 3 Race 3

12:40 - 13:10

30 minutes (15 laps)

Formula 4 Race 3

13:17 - 13:37

20 minutes (9 laps)

Porsche GT3 Race 3

13:44 - 14:34

50 minutes

AGT Trophy Race 2

14:45

250kms

Production Cars Race 2

SUNDAY 3 JUly

The event shall be held under the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the Federation Internationale de I’automobile (FIA), the National Competition Rules (NCR) and Race Meeting Standing Regulations (RMSR) of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd (CAMS), relevant Category Sporting and/ or Technical regulations as approved and published by CAMS, these Supplementary Regulations, any Further Regulations issued by the Organisers, any Bulletins issued by the Stewards of the Meeting and any Driver Briefing Notes issued by the Clerk of the Course.

CAMS Permit Number: 816/0307/02 This event will be conducted under and in accordance with CAMS OH&S and Risk Management Policies, which can be found on the CAMS website at www.cams.com. au

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THANKS: STAFF & OFFICIALS Event Promoter & Organiser Australian Racing Drivers Club Ltd Series Director Cameron McConville Series Operations Manager Graham Sattler Series Operations Jack Lynch Series Media Manager Loren Hazelwood Series Media Richard Craill Series Commentators Tony Schibeci Darren Smith Series Photographer Nathan Wong Event Organising Committee D. Butchers M. Hancock S. Preece A. Fairweather Secretary of the Meeting Doreen Butchers Senior Race Officials Clerk of the Course Michael Hancock Deputy Clerk of the Course Vince Morgan Assist Clerks of Course Ross Hill Steve Preece Evan Jones Secretary of the Meeting Doreen Butchers Chief Scrutineer Steve Dimmock Series Steward Bradley Tubb Stewards Robert Piper Glenn Pincott Chief Medical Officer Dr Asher Livingston Chief Timekeeper David Douglas Administration Laura Campbell Jean Cook Carol Drake Gregory Drake Akshay Sharma Amar Sharma Race Control Rod Edwards Brian Goulding Louise Hallam Sandra Hopkinson Wayne Millward Allen See Terry Thompson Ronda Turner Peter Willing Emergency Coordinator David Martin Safety Car Driver John Cotter Safety Car Communicator Sandra Brand Course Car Driver Andrew Brand Circuit Coordinator Michelle Green Circuit Coordinator As. Peter Layland Paul Soster Andrew Usher Starters Alan Grix Matthew McNicol Derek Taylor CRO Neil Turner Commentary David Conole Scrutineers Renee Annovazzi Robert Butler Dennis Castellarin Rina Castellarin Michael Chin Norm Crompton Ralph Dick Diana Dimmock Steven Dimmock Steve Gifford David Healy Ronald Henson Robert Hockley Patricia Jones

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Scrutineers (cont.) William Jones Adolfo Jose Peter Kemp Janet King John Lewis Ern Mitchell Sandy O’Sullivan Robert Panetta Allan Parsons Glenn Pincott Katia Pincott John Read Greg Ryan Lance Smith Samantha Stratford Jan Stubbs Raymond Tabet Mike Walsh Chris Wheatley Jeffrey Williamson Kim Woodward Chief Fire & Rescue Tony Limn Fire & Rescue Tony Agius Greg Bretherton John Ferguson Dave Fitchett Brian Johnson Robert Murphy Michael O’Connor Craig Shearer Murray Shorten Russell Turner Chief Recovery William Stacey Judges of Fact Start David Douglas Kerry Tunks Michael Hancock Finish David Douglas Michael Hancock, Pit Lane Speed Gordon White Phil Holt David Douglas Australian Production Car Technical Commissioner Race Director Technical Advisor

Series Peter Kemp Paul Overell Frank Lowndes

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Technical Stephen Robertson DSA Craig Baird Radical Australia Cup Technical Advisors Eden Simonini Chris Papadopoulos DSA Karl Reindler Australian GT Trophy Series Technical Manager Ian Kay Australian Formula 4 Technical Commissioner Brenden McLean Race Director Lawrie Schmitt DSA Karl Reindler Australian Formula 3 Tech Advisors Jonathan Hawkins Shane Rogers


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