This year Formula 4 had many challengers hunting for the title. The eventual winner was Jason Hermann, who took victory in his rookie year aboard his Honda RVF400. Jason improved every round and never put a foot wrong, finishing every race with solid points. In one round he even broke the lap record. However Tony Carroll took the lap record honours back before the end of the season. Simon rode a strong campaign to finish 3rd in the class, every round of the Southern Downs Simon set his fastest laps of the weekend in the Formula 4 races, and managed 4 laps below the 250 Production lap record.
|Second Place Finishes
|Third Place Finishes
|Average Lap Time
|Average Flying Lap Time
As you can see from the graph, Simon managed to keep his lap time consistently fast as the season moved on. In both round 3 and round 5 Simon managed 2 laps in the 1:26’s. Both occasions in the final race of the weekend. All in all a solid season with some great racing. Simon was lucky to end up on the podium as going into round 5 Sam Phillips had 3rd place with a decent points lead, however he was unable to attend, so Simon only had to finish with decent points to overtake. Tony Carroll who ended the season in 2nd had a few crashes in the final 2 rounds, which closed the gap up between he and Simon to only 19 points.