Jayden Ojeda has wrapped up third position in the 2017 Australian Formula Ford Series by finishing second overall in the final round at Phillip Island recently.
The 2017 Australian Formula Ford Series was one of the strongest in recent memory, with big fields (over 30 cars in three rounds), a very high standard of competition at the front of the field and some enthralling races.
Team owner Mike Borland said Ojeda had done an impressive job considering his circumstances.
“Jayden was not able to do as much testing as some of his main rivals, so for him to be fighting for race wins and podium finishes in most races and finish in the top three in the points was a job very well done – he certainly has the talent,” Borland said.
When Jayden Ojeda drove his brand-new Spectrum 015 to victory in the first two races of the season at Sandown, it looked like Borland Racing Developments was ready to win its first national Formula Ford title since 2008.
But those two victories and tie for round points (Ojeda lost the round win on a countback to Vidau) would be his best results of 2017. Ultimately, a couple of mechanical problems and unlucky incidents – such as being rear-ended on a Safety Car restart at Wakefield Park – cost Ojeda a shot at glory.
That’s not to say Ojeda had a poor season – far from it. His driving was of a high standard and the team did exceptionally well to stay in the title hunt all the way to the final round, considering their lack of testing miles compared to some of the other contenders.
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