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FORMULA 4 CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE HEATS UP IN SYDNEY

Formula 4 head to Sydney for penultimate round - Photo: Supplied

Formula 4 head to Sydney for penultimate round – Photo: Supplied

The penultimate round of the 2017 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship will take place this week at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Sydney based squad AGI Sport will be eager to extend their championship lead with Nick Rowe, with the West Australian holding a 45-point lead over both Liam Lawson and Cameron Shields of Team BRM, who currently sit equal-second on points.

With three races to be held across the weekend, a maximum of 75 points is up for grabs.

“The year is going really good so far… now we move on to Sydney Motorsport Park where we had mega pace there last year,” Rowe said.

“I always dare to dream. I do think about it [the championship]… we’re always keeping our heads down, hopefully we do not have any bad rounds from here – but anything can happen, it’s motor sport.”

Queenslander Ryan Suhle holds a commanding lead in the Burson Auto Parts Rookie standings. Over 90 points separate the Zagame Autosport driver from Team BRM duo Zane Morse and Aaron Love in the debutant classification.

“It’s going to be a great track from the little bit of running that we did in testing,” Suhle said.

“It’s quite an exciting, fast, flowing track into some heavy braking. It’s got a lot of elements similar to Phillip Island.”

AUSTRALIAN FORMULA 4 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS (After Round 5)
1. Nick Rowe – AGI Sport: 252
=2. Liam Lawson – Team BRM: 207
=2. Cameron Shields – Team BRM: 207
4. Ryan Suhle – Zagame Autosport: 168
5. Tyler Everingham – Zagame Autosport: 135
6. Josh Denton – Team BRM: 106
7. Simon Fallon – Team BRM: 93
8. Zane Morse – Team BRM: 78
9. Aaron Love – Team BRM: 76
10. Jordan Mazzaroli – JRD: 58
11. Zakkary Best – AGI Sport: 57
12. Sage Murdoch – AGI Sport: 43
13. Harley Haber – AGI Sport: 34

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