Slice of history in pole po­si­tion

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

YOUNG Queens­land driver Jor­dan Lloyd earned a slice of Aus­tralian motorsport history yesterday by be­com­ing the first pole po­si­tion win­ner in the Aus­tralian For­mula 4 Cham­pi­onship.

The sup­port cat­e­gory is hold­ing its inau­gu­ral round at the Townsville 400 this week­end and 19- year- old Lloyd was the clear stand­out yesterday with two wins in prac­tice be­fore claim­ing pole ahead of to­mor­row’s his­toric first race. “Three for three is al­ways good and now we need to see if we can do it in the races on the week­end,” he said. “I was able to keep a calm head and find that lit­tle bit ex­tra out there in the car which helped me push that lit­tle bit fur­ther.”

Lloyd will be joined at the front of the grid by Thomas Ran­dle while Will Brown rounds out the top three af­ter his im­pres­sive qual­i­fy­ing run.

For­mula 4 has been de­vel­oped by the Con­fed­er­a­tion of Aus­tralian Mo­tor Sport as a path­way to help ju­niors chase a ca­reer in F1 com­pe­ti­tion. Af­ter months of test­ing the field of 13 young driv­ers were thrilled to get out on track in a com­pet­i­tive set­ting and the en­tire field will be rar­ing to go at to­day’s two 11 lap races.

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