TO say that John Magro (pictured) enjoyed an outstanding 2019 campaign would be quite the understatement, after he dominated the Australian Formula 3 Championship with six from six round wins.
The Mareeba, North Queensland- based racer not only won every round, but he managed to remain undefeated with 18 race wins from as many starts. The only blight on Magro’s year was taking out five pole positions from the six rounds.
“To win the Australian Formula 3 Championship is a massive honour, especially considering the calibre of drivers who have won it over the years,” expressed the 34-year-old racer.
“Formula 3 is one of the toughest and fastest categories in the country, so be able to come away with the Australian Formula 3 Championship the way I did was something that makes this even more special.”
In what was an outstanding year, Magro said that the Australian Championship dominance, which included setting new outright lap records at three of the rounds (Winton Motor Raceway – Vic, The Bend Motorsport Park – SA, and Wakefield Park Raceway – NSW), saw him take each round as it comes.
“The lap records were something I was really trying to chase at every round,” he said.
“My team worked on setup every session and when the track conditions were right, I went for it.
“To go with the year undefeated is a huge achievement; I kept my head down and had to take each race as it comes.”
Magro credited a lot of his 2019 Australian Championship success to the South Australian based team that he drove for R-Tek Motorsports.
“I can’t thank everyone from the R-Tek Motorsports team enough for all of their support and hard work throughout the year, as they provided me with a great car every time I hit the track,” he praised.
“The R-Tek Motorsports team are a very solid operation and they were definitely one of the keys to my Australian Championship success.”
When it comes to his 2020 motorsport plans, Magro, armed with an Australian Championship win, is leaving his options open.
“There are a few options on the cards for next year, but I’m not in a position to confirm anything just yet,” admitted Magro, who is the past has spent time in not only Formula 3 in past years on a part-time basis, but also selected appearances in various other categories such as GT Championship and Carrera Cup.
Apart from the R-Tek Motorsport team, Magro would like to thank Magro Farming Co, Agtrack, Nu-Edge Solutions, MC Group, Smith Brothers Media, and his family and friends for all their support throughout his successful 2019 Australian Formula 3 Championship campaign.
To find out more about Magro, visit his official website: www.johnmagro.com.au