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Hodge Marches On....

Hodge Marches On....

Formula 3 Australian Championship : Queensland Raceway 5th  Round / August 8-10, 2014 Simon Hodge/BRM on pole again, wins the round and keeps the lead of the Championship   Simon Hodge/BRM won round five of the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, in one of the upsets of the season at Queensland Raceway. ...

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foster-f3-darwinNick Foster has stormed to victory in the City of Darwin Cup during a watershed weekend for Mygale at Hidden Valley Raceway.

Foster, driving the Mygale Australia/Team BRM Mygale M11, took pole position, won two races and finished the other in second to dominate Australian F3s marquee event.

Foster’s win gave Mygale its first ever Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship victories and has moved him to second in the championship standings, just nine points shy of series leader Tim Macrow.

After being unlucky in Race One on Saturday where he led only to be punted at a restart after a safety car period Foster dominated on Sunday, taking his maiden race victory in the morning’s second race before cruising to victory in the feature race.

Foster won by six seconds, led every in a crushing display that took his F3 win tally from zero to two within the space of five hours.

The Queenslander, already successful in both Formula Ford and Carrera Cup competition, says championship calculations have instantly emerged following his success this weekend.

“I hadn’t even though about it before today, to be honest,” Foster said.

“To be second in points behind Tim going into the next round is exciting for all of us and now we have to keep scoring points and getting trophies.

“We’ve known the car speed has always been there but this weekend we put it all together. It’s a credit to Mygale and to Team BRM for all their hard work getting the car up to speed.

“The car is very capable and today it was brilliant.”

Earlier on Sunday, Foster recorded his first Formula 3 victory but also the first race-win for a Mygale chassis in the championship. The result was the first time in 237 points-paying F3 races in Australia that a car built by someone other than Dallara had won a race.

The Erebus Academy Mygale M11 of series debutant Andre Heimgartner also showed great pace. After being spun in Race One on Saturday the young Kiwi finished in seventh in Race Two before taking an impressive fifth place finish in the feature race.

Round 4 of the Gold Star will be held in Sydney across the July 12-14 weekend.