Gold Coast’s Zane Goddard is pleased to confirm that he will form part of Adelaide based Team BRM’s attack on the newly launched CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship which will encompass seven rounds of the V8 Supercar Championship, with the opening event to be held in Townsville in July.
After competing throughout Australia in the Rotax Pro Tour Karting Series and on the world stage in Valencia at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in 2014, Zane is preparing to make the next step in his professional racing career, competing in the inaugural season of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship and the 15 year-old admits it will be an exciting challenge ahead.
“I am very excited to race in the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship and to be partnering with Team BRM, I couldn’t think of a better team to be with considering their wealth of experience of amazing results in wings and slicks racing in Australia.”
“The class is new to Australian racing so everyone will be on a level playing field, so I’m really looking forward to the first test day to get a feel for the new cars,” Goddard said.
A Formula Ford test day with Formula 4 car manufacturer, Mygale in December 2014 allowed Goddard to work alongside Mark Rundle from Team BRM for the first time and he affirmed that it was ideal opportunity to begin building a foundation to establish himself in car racing ahead of the new season.
“After working with Mark Rundle (Team BRM – Team Principal) during a Formula Ford test late in 2014, it became clear that they were the operation that we had to work with for me to achieve the best possible results in my first year of car racing.”
“I really enjoyed the experience and I’m looking forward to a big season. I fully realise it will be a very steep learning curve, but at the same time it will be a great challenge and will require plenty of commitment and hard work which I am focussed on putting into it to achieve strong results for the team and my sponsors,” Goddard added.
Team Principal for Team BRM, Mark Rundle is looking forward to working with Zane, identifying him as one of the most determined and hardworking drivers he has come across.
“I think Zane will fit in very well with our team, his focussed attitude and goals to succeed and work hard to ensure he can be at the top of his game will suit our approach, in particular considering he is entering a brand new race category,” Rundle said.
Zane would like to extend a big thank you to all of his sponsors and supporters throughout his Karting career, especially; Chris Schofield, G-Force Karting – Matthew Greenbury and Scott Auld, International Karting Distributors (IKD) and all of his fellow competitors.
The opening round of the CAMS Jayco Australian 4 Championship takes place as part of the Castrol Townsville 400 from 10-12 July.