THERE may have been times
in the past six years where people forgot that Chris Gilmour went
wheel-to-wheel with now-V8 Supercar star Karl Reindler for the 2004
Australian Formula 3 Championship title.
That year they fought tooth-and-nail all season to go into the final
round on the streets of the Gold Coast split by the smallest of
margins. And though history will show that Reindler eventually won the
title, GilmourÕs competition all year made it one of the
This weekendÕs fourth round of the Formula 3 Australian Drivers
Championship has reminded people of just that fact, as the Queenslander
dominated proceedings to sweep the weekend.
Gilmour won both races today at Morgan Park to rocket to the top of the
championship standings with three rounds to go.
After taking the first race yesterday, Gilmour won todayÕs
second ÔsprintÕ this morning but not after fending off
second-placed Bryce Moore and John Magro all race long in a tense
The feature race was no easier mission, the bright red All Properties
Group Dallara again fending off Magro all race to win again and take
his first ever round clean sweep.
ÒItÕs the one I wanted, itÕs brilliant and puts
our championship right on track,Ó Gilmour beamed after race
ÒThe car has been getting quicker and quicker all weekend and
the final race was the best yet. It was a tough battle with John but I
felt like I was capable of keeping him behind because itÕs very
tough to pass here.
ÒI had a target of coming here and getting a
ÔsweepÕ,Ó Gilmour added.
ÒWith (James) Winslow away I needed to make sure that we took as
much advantage as possible and aside from missing out on a couple of
bonus points for fastest laps, itÕs the best result we could
have asked for.Ó