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We catch up with Ben Gersekowski after the F3 finale

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Ben Gersekowski takes on a recovery effort at Sandown. His Dallara was beset by problems after a career best front row start (photo: Nathan Wong/Australian F3)
Ben Gersekowski takes on a recovery effort at Sandown. His Dallara was beset by problems after a career best front row start (photo: Nathan Wong/Australian F3)

The Australian Formula 3 finale seemed to be going so well for Cecil Plains native, Ben Gersekowski.  Very quick in practice and qualifying, en0ugh to take his best qualifying position – a front row and it seemed he would have the pace to break through for his first victory.

His clutch though would have a different opinion, leaving him stranded on the grid, being lapped before he even had the chance to get off of lap zero.  He would battle back in the second and third races to take a pair of fourth places but it wasn’t the weekend he had planned.

The year, though was highly successful, taking career best results – podium results on his debut in the Championship class in the Gilmour Dallara 07.  He would get the backing of a McDonalds franchisee, bringing the famous golden arches to the track.  He would take fourth in the Championship.

2014 will also be an exciting year for Ben, staying with Gilmour and upgrading cars.  He is expecting fight, hoping to take his first win and challenge for the Championship.

In this interview we talk with Ben about all of this and more.

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By Sam Tickell, December 2013

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