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Nic Jordan Wizard of Oz

Courtesy of Te Awamutu Courier

Nic JordanNic Jordan has wrapped up the Australian Formula 3 Trophy championship with an unassailable 100-point lead in the Trophy Class with one round remaining.

Jordan (pictured right) has been unbeaten with 12 wins from 12 starts and 10 pole positions in his Dallara Opel-Spiess. He has contested just six of the eight rounds, crossing the Tasman each time.

The 16-year-old claimed his third outright podium of the season at South Australia’s Mallala Raceway, when he drove his older model Trophy class car to second outright in the final race.

Jordan also held the fastest lap of the race overall against all cars until the final lap when his BRM team-mate Karl Reindler went slightly faster.

Jordan was fourth in the first race overall and first in the Trophy Class.

“Nic drove two brilliant races today,” said BRM team owner Bronte Rundle. “He’s had his older car running up the front of the field and has driven it around here faster than anyone before him. To finish second outright is a great achievement; and he’s had plenty of those this season. He’s rewritten the records books and we’re very proud to have young Nic in our team.”

Earlier in the season Jordan became the first Trophy driver ever to stand on the outright podium since Formula 3 started racing in Australia. Sunday’s podium visit was his third in successive race meetings.

Jordan qualified three seconds faster than any other Trophy Class driver on Friday, despite having no fifth gear, no clutch and no brakes.

His mum Michelle is over the moon. “It’s awesome. Everyone has worked so hard to achieve this result. I am so proud of Nic.
The BRM team are so professional. “They have a dietitian who monitors his food intake and he’s on a strict exercise programme.

“The BRM team physio straightens out all the kinks after a race. It’s a relief knowing he’s in such good hands when he’s away.”

Jordan is staying on in Australia this week to work through media and sponsorship opportunities. He flies into Hamilton Airport at 4pm on Saturday.

Jordan’s grandfather Trevor Hall and young brothers Jamie (14) and Brad (11) return home today. It was an emotional Trevor Hall after Nic had wrapped up the championship, having invested a lot of time and money in him, along with his other sponsors.

Jamie and Brad think their older brother’s the ‘bees knees’ after watching him compete in Formula 3 for the first time. The BRM team went out of their way to make it a trip of a lifetime for the young siblings - they were both given very important jobs - Jamie helped prepare the car before the races, painting the tyres etc, while Brad steered it when being pushed out onto the track.