Brown goes the double in fabulous opening TCR Australia weekend
Will Brown has secured a deserved victory in the third race of the inaugural round if the carsales TCR Australia Series round at Sydney Motorsport Park.
The HMO Customer Racing young gun fought off a number of challenges to secure his second win for the day and leave the Sydney venue with the championship lead.
The race was action-packed, with a number of great passing moves and the bump and grind that fans can expect to see at every TCR Australia event.
Alfa Romeo driver Dylan O’Keeffe finished second having led the first nine laps, only to be passed by Brown. The result added to his second place in today’s earlier race.
Hyundai driver Michael Almond made an incredible passing moves to take third place, ahead of fellow Hyundai driver Nathan Morcom, who was involved in three separate incidents that raised the eye brows of the stewards. Morcom was served three penalties totalling 60 seconds and placed him last of the classified finishers.
Aaron Cameron (Volkswagen) inherited fourth place after Morcom’s penalty, with James Moffat (Renault) recovering to fifth in a great display after his luckless start yesterday.
The top 10 was rounded out by Jason Bright (Volkswagen), Chris Pither (Renault), Alex Rullo (Holden) and Alexandra Whitley (Volkswagen).
Brown (122) leads the championship standings by 12 points from O’Keeffe (110) with D’Alberto (99) in third.
Results, Race 3
|1||30 HMO Customer Racing||Will Brown (QLD)||Hyundai I30N||14||26:55.1637|
|2||9 Ashley Seward Motorsport||Dylan O’Keeffe (VIC)||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||14||26:57.7711|
|3||29 Astron Tech / Garth Walden Racing||Michael Almond (SA)||Hyundai I30N||14||26:59.9677|
|4||2 Melbourne Performance||Aaron Cameron (VIC)||Volkswagen Golf GTI||14||27:02.0298|
|5||34 Garry Rogers Motorsport||James Moffat (VIC)||Renault Megane RS||14||27:02.2844|
|6||50 Wall Racing||Tony D’Alberto (VIC)||Honda Civic Type R||14||27:03.0246|
|7||8 Taskforce / Alliance Autosport||Jason Bright (VIC)||Volkswagen Golf GTI||14||27:03.1835|
|8||33 Garry Rogers Motorsport||Chris Pither (NZ)||Renault Megane RS||14||27:08.3498|
|9||62 Kelly Racing||Alex Rullo (WA)||Holden Astra||14||27:09.4618|
|10||35 Alliance Autosport||Alexandra Whitley (QLD)||Volkswagen Golf GTI||14||27:15.3608|
|11||11 HMO Customer Racing||Nathan Morcom (NSW)||Hyundai I30N||14||28:01.4252|
|12||6 Kelly Racing||Molly Taylor (NSW)||Subaru WRX STI||14||28:28.3733|
|DNF||24 Wall Racing||John Martin (NSW)||Honda Civic Type R||7||15:40.1296|
|DNF||37 Kelly Racing||Chelsea Angelo (VIC)||Holden Astra||7||15:55.3620|
|DNF||777 Kelly Racing||Andre Heimgartner (NZ)||Subaru WRX STI||5||12:24.8661|
|DNF||7 Garry Rogers Motorsport||Jimmy Vernon (NSW)||Alfa Romeo Giulietta|
|DNF||22 TCR SPA 500 / Melbourne Performance||Rik Breukers (NED)||Audi RS 3|