Will makes up a whopping 20 spots on Sunday
Young gun Will Brown made the most of a tough situation in Tasmania today, showing he still had the pace and making a whopping 20 places across the afternoon’s two races.
Starting down the field further than expected, Brodie got a good jump off the start and managed four spots to P18 before the end of the first lap. Meanwhile Will, who started next to him, also got a good start, and survived the opening lap chaos to jump two places before the yellow flags came out that same lap.
It quickly turned into a red flag as marshals worked to clear up the crashed cars at the final corner, before the race resumed at the end of lap 5.
Brodie stayed clear of contact between Jake Kostecki and Jack Smith at the hairpin before taking his pit stop for left-side tyres on lap 12. His teammate pitted four laps later for rear tyres only, and it seemed to be the right call, as he later soared past his competitors.
When the order settled, Will had pushed through to P13. Brodie took a chance on the potential of a Safety Car when Thomas Randle spun at the hairpin with four laps to go, though unfortunately it was the wrong call, and the #99 driver dropped down the order.
Will made one more place to P12 before the checkered flag, making it an impressive 12 spots made, while Brodie crossed the line in P19.
From higher up the grid in P16, Brodie got away well and made up two places before the first complex. Will made the same ground, though unfortunately had his work cut out from him again in P23.
Brodie’s Boost Mobile Commodore was the first to pit as soon as the window opened, stopping for rear tyres only. He was a little too hot coming in though, and later copped a 15-second time penalty for speeding in the lane.
Will was the fastest car outside of the top three and pushed forward until stopping at the end of lap 22 for his pit stop. Taking rear tyres also, Will used his rubber to continue to make ground and passed a notable eight cars to finish P15.
Brodie worked hard to take back time on his penalty and passed the checkered P17, before the final results dropped him down to P22.
The team now look ahead to the Australian Grand Prix in two week’s time, where they will capitalise on all they’ve learnt on the streets of Albert Park, March 7 – 10.