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Lloyd beats Randle at Eastern Creek for fifth win

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Australian F4

Photo: Australian F4

Australian F4 points leader Jordan Lloyd narrowly defeated poleman Thomas Randle in race one at Eastern Creek.

Lloyd forced his way past Randle at the start and, although the latter stayed within a second of the lead for the whole race, the team BRM driver held on for his fifth win in seven races.

With the duo in the league of their own, locking out the top two spots for the fourth consecutive time, it was Luis Leeds who completed the podium as best of the rest.

Leeds was passed by Will Brown after a lap-seven scrap, but regained the spot when Brown spun off the kerb a few laps later.

Jimmy Vernon took fourth, narrowly holding off Nick Rowe. Zane Goddard and Harry Hayek followed, with Brown recovering to an eighth-place finish.

Tom Grech finished ninth on the road, but a penalty demoted him behind Jordan Love.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Jordan Lloyd Team BRM 14 laps in 21:37.1725
2 Tom Randle Dream Motorsport +0.732
3 Luis Leeds Dream Motorsport +11.820
4 Jimmy Vernon AGI Sport +12.291
5 Nick Rowe AGI Sport +12.527
6 Zane Goddard Team BRM +15.393
7 Harry Hayek Team BRM +16.021
8 William Brown AGI Sport +19.481
9 Jordan Love AGI Sport +26.540
10 Tom Grech AGI Sport +29.694
11 Drew Ridge Team BRM +32.746
Not classified
Francesco Maiolo Team BRM +2 laps