Slice of history in pole position
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.