Formula Ford kicks off season with 26

Nick Percat leads last year's Formula Ford field at the Australian Grand Prix

Nick Percat leads last year's Formula Ford field at the Australian Grand Prix

Round 1 of the Genuine Ford Parts Formula Ford Championship kicks off this weekend at the Formula 1 Qantas Australian Grand Prix with a field of 26 cars for the opening round.

A mix of experienced drivers and rookies make up the field, and there are promising signs that this level of entries will be retained for he majority of the season.

The series already has some early favourites, including Ashley Walsh, Chaz Mostert and Ryan Simpson. All three are keen to put their stamp on the championship.

“The Grand Prix provides the perfect backdrop for the opening round of the championship and gives the drivers the opportunity to compete in front of the Formula 1 Paddock,” said category manager Margaret Hardy.

“Many of the drivers in this year’s field will take to the Albert Park circuit for the first time, which will only add to the experience, but I’m sure they will adapt quickly. There are plenty of quick drivers confirmed for the season opener, so I’m sure there will be some great racing.”

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Entry list; Australian Formula Ford Championship; Round 1; Albert Park

# Sponsor/team Driver State Chassis
2 Sonic Motor Racing Services Geoff Uhrhane QLD Mygale SJ10a
4 Borland Racing/The Blind Factory Andrew McFarland VIC Spectrum 011c
5 simPRO Master Electricians Racing Andre Borell QLD Mygale SJ10a
6 Evans Motorsport Group Adam Graham NSW Mygale SJ10a
8 Brad Jones Racing Tom Williamson NSW Mygale SJ09a
11 Linde Material Handling Cameron Waters VIC Mygale SJ06a
13 Steeline Metal Framing Systems Nick Foster QLD Mygale SJ10a
15 Synergy Motorsport/Factory Enterprises Chaz Mostert QLD Spectrum 012
16 Parramatta Smash Repairs Ryan Simpson NSW Mygale SJ10a
20 G-Force Events/Crabtrees Real Estate Greg Woodrow VIC Mygale SJ07a
25 Synergy Motorsport/Cotton Painting Daniel Cotton NSW Spectrum 011
30 Team BRM Tom Goess SA Mygale SJ09a
31 Team BRM Martin Short NZ Mygale SJ09a
32 Team BRM/National Surgical Jon Mills QLD Mygale SJ09a
33 HMT Racing Robert Hackwood QLD Spectrum 011d
35 Rob Spence Motorsport Cameron Spence VIC Spectrum 011c
45 Borland Racing Developments Ashley Walsh QLD Spectrum 012
47 Widex Australia William Vass ACT Mygale SJ07a
49 CAMS Rising Stars/Minda Motorsport Jack LeBrocq VIC Spectrum 011c
55 CAMS Rising Stars/Minda Motorsport Garry Jacobson VIC Spectrum 011c
71 Synergy Motorsport/Rondo Nathan Morcom NSW Spectrum 012
74 Marshalls & Dent Lawyers Nick McBride VIC Spectrum 011b
76 Borland Racing Developments Ben Jurczak QLD Spectrum 012
77 Borland Racing Developments Caleb Rayner VIC Spectrum 011b
78 Speco/VHT/Motor Improvements Brendan Jones VIC Spectrum 011
83 CAMS Rising Stars/Minda Motorsport Matthew Brabham QLD Spectrum 011d

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