Coca-Cola Racing by Erebus has scored another double podium at Albert Park this afternoon with Brodie Kostecki claiming his second consecutive win, and teammate Will Brown scoring third.
Brodie led the whole way from pole position, while Will also made a great start from second, after Erebus locked out the front row for the first time ever.
The Erebus duo began to build a gap, while there was plenty going on behind them. Mark Winterbottom bounced off the wall after a hit from James Golding, meanwhile James Courtney’s car caught flames and a collision between Macauley Jones and Anton De Pasquale caused the first Safety Car.
With the pit lane closed while Courtney’s car was extinguished, both drivers followed the Safety Car around until racing resumed on lap 4.
Pit lane was opened on lap 6 and with the race cut short, Will was instructed to use up his super-soft tyres before swapping to the hard compound two laps later.
Car #99 followed on the next lap and a quick stop by the team saw Brodie rejoin the field in the lead where he remained until the end.
The extra lap on the harder rubber meant Will lost some ground and was P6 on the rejoin, though he was quick to move past Chaz Mostert to P5, where he crossed the finish line.
A 15-second penalty later handed down to Will Davison and Bryce Fullwood for an unsafe release saw him elevated to third on the podium.
The final race of the Melbourne SuperSprint kicks off tomorrow morning at 10:25am local time, with Brodie in the box seat to take home the Larry Perkins Trophy.