Magro Takes Two As Gilmour Slips Back


JOHN MAGRO just got plain sick of finishing second - so he did something about it.

The Queenslander, fresh from finishing second yesterday, erupted into an early lead in this morning second 12-lap race and then held off a race-long challenge from James Winslow to win his second career F3 race - at the scene of his first, 12 months ago.

Magro has 9 second place finishes to his credit and just one victory prior to today, but changed the balance with his strong drive this morning; giving himself pole position for the City of Darwin Cup in the process.

Winslow was second and an ever-improving Cam Waters third; the third-placed Mygale the first podium for a non Dallara chassis in Australian Formula 3 history.

Steel Guiliana was a competitive fourth and race one winner Chris Gilmour fifth after possibly his worst ever start in Formula 3.

A clutch issue saw the #1 car slow away and drop from first to last by a very long margin on the first lap, before the clutch came alive and hooked up.

Gilmour smashed the lap record four times in the race and left with a new benchmark of 1m06.00s.

He recovered enough points to put him in a strong position for the feature this afternoon.