Round 3: Hampton Downs Preview

After a dominant start to the 2018/19 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship, Chris Symon’s series lead is down to just three points. While Symon continued his dominance into the second round at Pukekohe, taking the first race of the weekend and finishing third in the second race, he suffered an engine failure in the final race which left him unable to collect points for that race.

Whakatane’s Reece Hendl-Cox took a crucial race win after Symon’s DNF. The points haul lifted him up to second in the standings, well within striking distance of Symon. Auckland schoolboy Billy Frazer sits third in the championship, 44 points from the lead with Liam Foster a further 6 points behind him in fourth. Amy Smith sits fifth, 70 points from Symon. SpeedSport Scholarship driver Ronan Murphy leads the rookies, sitting sixth ahead of Ron Carter and nearest rookie Thomas Boniface. Kyan Davie, who switches into Callum Crawley’s championship winning car this weekend sits ninth ahead of former Sabre Motorsport teammate Nathan Sudiono in tenth.

This weekend marks the third round of the 2018/19 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship. Hampton Downs has produced some great Formula First racing, the long straight encourages three, sometimes four-wide drafting action for all eight laps of the races!

Live video coverage of the weekends racing will be available via a Live Stream along with Formula First TV which will be active across the weekend, with a weekend preview coming Friday night and interviews with our race winners over the weekend. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates over the weekend!

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