Erebus Motorsport Image Racing’s Will Brown has scored his second podium in two days, finishing third for the second time this weekend at the Superloop Adelaide 500.
Starting third on the grid, Brown held his place for the entire race, including after a re-start, when a Jack Perkins/Kurt Kostecki incident brought out the safety car, reducing the race to 16 laps.
Despite finishing third again, behind winner Brodie Kostecki and second placed Thomas Randle, Brown noticed a considerable difference with the car and the team’s performance today.
‘’We were actually a lot happier with the race today’’ said Brown.
‘’Yesterday the guys pulled away a lot more and had a lot more pace, but today I was a lot happier with the car, we were able to hold them until the safety car period as the car felt a heap better.’’
Brown said conditions were testing so the improved performance of the car was pleasing to see it heading in the right direction.
‘’It’s quite hard around here with the heat, to pass and with the aero wash, so you have to be a lot faster than the guy in front of you. After the safety car we probably over pressured our tyres a bit and fell off a little bit but overall I was a lot happier with the car and we’ll go in that direction tomorrow and get a little bit better.’’
‘’We’re definitely headed in the right direction. There is still a little bit to find so we will be working on that tonight, just do maybe a little bit more of what we did for today and see if that helps. ‘’
Brown sits in third place in the Dunlop Super 2 series after two races with the third and final race of the meet to take place tomorrow at 1.25pm (local time).
Whilst a win is the goal, Brown said tinkering too much with the car would be detrimental whilst its on the right track so he plans on heading out tomorrow to make podium again.
‘’We don’t want to go too drastic and try to fix things too much and then ruin all the good work because we aren’t far off. Obviously we want to win, but third is still a really good result and we want to get points each round.
‘’Even if it’s three thirds this weekend I’m quite happy. It’s a long Championship. It may be only six rounds but its still a lot of racing and a lot of points to get, so consistency is the thing this year. We just want to win as much as we can and get on the podium as much as we can, because we are looking for a Championship title this year.’’