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Oon Signs With Team BRM For 2013 Title Tilt   
Story By: F3 Media Release  Date: 02/20/2013 at 4:16:45 PM 
  

SIX-TIME championship winning outfit Team BRM has today confirmed young star Jordan Oon for their attempt at ending a winless streak in Australia’s Gold Star category.

The last time the team entered a Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship season without having won a title in the past two years, the world was a different place.

George W Bush had just been elected to the White House, John Howard was coming towards the end of his second term in the top job here, whilst in Motorsport, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen were yet to make their respective Formula One debuts.

A lot has changed since then – but the six-time title winning outfit is staring down the barrel of two seasons without a driver on the top step of the podium for just the second time in their history.

To regain the crown the Adelaide-based outfit has today confirmed the first key parts of a strong 2013 campaign –West Australian-born driver Oon to join the always-rapid John Magro this year.

Oon and Magro are the first two drivers confirmed by the team within their anticipated multi-car attack on the title this season.

After racing in Australian Formula Ford at a state level, Oon has progressed through the ranks of open wheel racing in recent years; having competed in Formula BMW Pacific and, most recently, the European F3 Open series last year.

There he took five podium finishes from 16 races – including a strong second-placed result at the iconic Spa Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.

“My goal was to continue in Europe, but it was hard to secure a budget for anything higher than Formula 3,” Oon said.

“It was either come back and race Australian Formula 3 or race in Asia, but the level here is higher. I didn’t want to take a step back from what I had last year.

“This is a great way to maintain my skills and build on what I had last year.”

Oon’s first Formula 3 experience came with Team BRM several years ago, prior to his European adventure.

“I got along well with the team then, and wanted to work with them again. It’s good to be with the team and work with the boys. It’s a great environment.

“We had a good test at Phillip Island. The times were good and I had a good feel in the car – I was comfortable.

“The championship is the goal for us – I’ll be taking it race by race and will be looking for wins if they present themselves, but the overall title has to be the goal.”

Jordan’s Team BRM entry will be supported by 321 Business systems, Bella Furniture and Dale & Waters.

Previously, Team BRM won Australian Formula 3 titles in 2002 (James Manderson), 2004 (Karl Reindler), 2006 (Ben Clucas), 2008 (James Winslow), 2009 (Joey Foster) and 2010 (Ben Barker).

The team has won 78 Championship Formula 3 races but finished third last year, behind R-Tek driver James Winslow and Chris Gilmour.

Both R-Tek and Gilmour Racing will confirm expanded squads for this year’s championship soon.
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