Team BRM’s Jordan Lloyd became the first poleman in Australian F4 history, topping the qualifying session for the inaugural round at Townsville.
Lloyd, runner-up in last year’s Aussie Formula Ford and podium finisher in the USF2000 Winterfest, converted his pace advantage after topping the two practice sessions that preceded qualifying.
However, Thomas Randle, who beat Lloyd to the 2014 FFord title by four points, was just a tenth off, qualifying on the front row.
Karting graduate William Brown was best of the rest in third, with Formula Ford star Luis Leeds making up row two, very narrowly ahead of Formula Masters China regular Nick Rowe, Drew Ridge and Jimmy Vernon.
Harry Hayek, Jordan Love and Tom Grech completed the top ten.
|1||Jordan Lloyd||Team BRM||1:16.684||10|
|2||Tom Randle||Dream Motorsport||1:16.812||0.128||6|
|3||William Brown||Cars Galore / AGI Sport||1:17.239||0.554||11|
|4||Luis Leeds||Dream Motorsport||1:17.504||0.820||11|
|5||Nick Rowe||AGI Sport||1:17.523||0.838||11|
|6||Drew Ridge||Brian Hilton Sydney Motor Group / Team BRM||1:17.541||0.856||10|
|7||Jimmy Vernon||Team Toolforce Racing / AGI Sport||1:17.549||0.864||11|
|8||Harry Hayek||Team BRM||1:17.637||0.953||11|
|9||Jordan Love||AGI Sport||1:17.700||1.016||11|
|10||Tom Grech||IQ Option Racing / AGI Sport||1:18.019||1.334||10|
|11||Zane Goddard||Team BRM/BGD Architects/PWR||1:18.293||1.609||9|
|12||Francesco Maiolo||Team BRM||1:18.981||2.297||11|
|13||Jack Sipp||AGI Sport||1:20.276||3.591||9|