Macrow takes F3 points lead with Symmons sweep

Macrow, Guiliana and Le Brocq battle it out in the early going

Macrow, Guiliana and Le Brocq battle it out in the early going

Tim Macrow is a surprise leader of the Formula 3 Australian Drivers’ Championship after two rounds having taken all three race wins at Symmons Plains.

Macrow missed both races at last weekend’s Bathurst season opener after engine troubles emerged in his car during qualifying.

Switching to crack South Australian outfit Team BRM for the weekend, Macrow showed the field a clean pair of heels in each Saturday race, before an early duel with Steel Guiliana in Sunday’s feature led to a third victory.

“It’s been a pretty remarkable weekend,” said Macrow.

“I just can’t fault the effort and the car that Team BRM has given me this weekend.

“Steel has been good under brakes all weekend and he got me into the hairpin on the opening lap, but I was able to get a run on him and get past at (turn) six.

“Our cold tyre pace has been really good all weekend and that was the advantage we had that was what helped.

“Bathurst was so tough for us so to turn it around in the space of a week is really superb. We’ll have to see how it goes from here for the remainder of the year.

“It’s very surprising, but very satisfying, to be leading the standings.”

Guiliana was less the a second adrift of Macrow at the flag in Sunday’s 17 lap race with John Magro, Jack Le Brocq and Ben Gersekowski completing the top five.

Le Brocq ran as high as second early in the going before fading to fourth.

Magro, who rolled during Saturday’s opening race, is second in the standings behind Macrow, with Guiliana just two points further back in third.

After two rounds in two weekends, the Formula 3 Australian Drivers’ Championship will fall silent for two months prior to Round 3 at Hidden Valley on June 13-15.

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