Gilmour turns the tide with pole and win in Darwin   

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In 2011, Chris Gilmour defined Darwin's inaugural Formula 3 round as the turning point, a time when he showed that he would be a title contender for the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship.

This weekend at the very same race track, he's doing exactly the same thing.

The Queenslander today scored pole position and won race one of this weekend's fourth round of the Gold Star title race, as part of the SKYCITY Triple Crown at Hidden Valley.

After scoring his first pole position since his 2004 championship contending season, Gilmour made his customary strong start and controlled the 12-lap race from there, beating John Magro and James Winslow to the line after a relatively straightforward race.

The car is good, I didn't actually think my start was very good at all – it was just that the rest of the field didn't seem to get away as good as I did, he grinned.

Once we were in front I was able to control the race. It's great to get a win, there's something about this place that works with us so we're going to make the most of it.

It's only one race of three but it's a positive start to the weekend.

The F3 Australian Drivers Championship returns for a further two races tomorrow, including the 15-lap City of Darwin Cup race tomorrow afternoon.