A wild and wet one in Taupō. Both Brodie and Jack found themselves outside the desired window during Qualifying as the rain began, relegating them to qualify side by side in P15 and P16.

Aware of the challenges posed by starting in the middle of the pack, the team braced themselves, especially as the race commenced under steady rain and poor track visibility. Almost immediately after the green light, a safety car was deployed due to Slade and Waters colliding off the line.

Despite Brodie getting bumped by Courtney at the start, Jack managed to leap up to 9th and Brodie to 11th as racing resumed on lap 4 amidst the chaos.

However, further setbacks followed. Jack was nudged from the inside by Fullwood, prompting another safety car period, costing him three positions. Brodie suffered additional delays during the double stack pit stop when his re-entry was obstructed by Winterbottom.

By the halfway point, Jack had fought his way to 8th while Brodie sat in 11th. Brodie’s race took a further hit when he received a 15-second penalty and lost several places after tangling with Reynolds and Courtney.

On lap 38, Jack pitted from 7th, rejoining in 12th, while Brodie followed suit from 5th on lap 41. Brodie served his 15-second penalty alongside the pit stop, rejoining in 20th.

In the closing laps, Jack overtook Brown to secure fifth place, crossing the finish line, while Brodie crossed the line in 14th.

Heimgartner claimed the victory, followed by Davison and De Pasquale, resulting in Erebus securing the second-highest team points and climbing to fourth in the teams’ championship standings.

Our focus for tomorrow is to go to Perth in a few weeks’ time holding third in the Championship standings.