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5. Scott Pye
V8 Supercar Championship
Symmons Plains, Tasmania
4. Steel Guiliana
Australian Formula 3 Drivers’ Championship
Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin
3. Adam Marjoram
2. Brendon Tucker
Aussie Racing Cars
1. James Courtney
V8 Supercar Championship
Phillip Island, Victoria
AFTER taking his maiden round win in the Forpark National Formula 3 class at Sydney three weeks ago, Todd Hazelwood is more than ready to jump back in the Formula 3 for the fifth round of the Australian Formula 3 Drivers Championship.
Despite never having raced at the Ipswich circuit, Hazelwood is confident he can once again produce strong results in the Forpark National class at Queensland Raceway this weekend.
“I’m hoping to add another strong result to my debut Formula 3 season this weekend at Queensland,” Hazelwood said.
“My rivals have past-experience at the track, but we have proven this year that we are fast straight out of the gate and can challenge for the win by the end of the weekend.
“The track looks fast and challenging and I am looking forward to racing around the technical circuit for the first time.”
Todd Hazelwood is currently second in the Forpark National class, hoping to close the gap on the championship leader.
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Racing schedule: Shannons Nationals Queensland Raceway
09:55 Practice 1 (30 minutes)
13:25 Practice 2 (30 minutes)
09:25 Qualifying (20 minutes)
15:35 Race 1 (10 laps)
08:25 Race 2 (8 laps)
11:40 Race 3 (14 laps)
Despite being involved in a monstrous crash at Hidden Valley in Darwin a few weeks ago, Steel Guiliana will be racing his Formula 3 at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.
Australian Formula 3 driver Steel Guiliana is set to race at this weekend’s round of the championship at Sydney Motorsport Park despite being involved in a crash at Hidden Valley a few weeks ago.
The 22-year-old endured the effects of a high impact crash at turn one, hitting the tyre barriers at the end of the 1.2km straight reaching speeds of 230 k/ph.
Fortunately Guiliana walked away unhurt due to the safety standards of the Formula 3 cars, however his car was too damaged to continue the rest of the round at Hidden Valley.
Guiliana climbed into Team BRM’s car for this weekend’s round of the championship at Sydney Motorsport Park, with the team at R-Tek Motorsport working tirelessly to prepare the car in a short period.
“The team have done a great job to turn this car around ready for Sydney and have been very supportive after my big accident,” said Guiliana.
“It certainly knocked me around but shortly after the race I felt fine and was keen to get back out there.”
“I hope we can have a strong return to the front at my home race and get our championship back on track.”
Guiliana will be racing at his home circuit this weekend, with the Sydney driver currently sixth in the Australian Formula 3 championship.