Will Brown gives Hyundai its first TCR win on Australian soil
Hyundai driver Will Brown has scored his first victory in the carsales TCR Australian Series in today’s first race at Sydney Motorsport Park.
The HMO Customer Racing driver stormed past the field to score a win amongst an action-packed race.
Alfa Romeo driver Dylan O’Keeffe secured a brilliant second place after leading the majority of the race, ahead of Honda star Tony D’Alberto.
Brown was stoked with his maiden TCR win.
“What an awesome race,” he said.
“We were running third off the start and then Tony and I had an awesome battle which was very clean. He’s a great driver so that was really enjoyable.
“I caught up to Dylan before the Safety Car came out and then we were able to get past him but the whole race was really clean and really good, close racing and i’m looking forward to getting out there shortly for the final race.
“I think the safety car period gave the tyres a chance to cool down and I think our car was better after that, it loosened up the rear and we were ready to have a crack for the win.”
Yesterday’s race winner Jason Bright (Volkswagen) finished fourth after a slow get-away. Andre Heimgartner (Subaru) made up a heap of places to come home fifth, ahead of John Martin (Honda), Michael Almond (Hyundai), Nathan Morcom (Hyundai), Jimmy Vernon (Alfa Romeo) and Aaron Cameron (Volkswagen) rounding out the top 10.
TCR Australia begins at 2:20pm with teams only allowed to work on the cars for 20 minutes between the races.
RESULTS, RACE 2
|1||30 HMO Customer Racing||Will Brown (QLD)||Hyundai I30N||16||27:02.7868|
|2||9 Ashley Seward Motorsport||Dylan O’Keeffe (VIC)||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||16||27:05.9468|
|3||50 Wall Racing||Tony D’Alberto (VIC)||Honda Civic Type R||16||27:06.9494|
|4||8 Taskforce / Alliance Autosport||Jason Bright (VIC)||Volkswagen Golf GTI||16||27:07.3529|
|5||777 Kelly Racing||Andre Heimgartner (NZ)||Subaru WRX STI||16||27:10.7634|
|6||24 Wall Racing||John Martin (NSW)||Honda Civic Type R||16||27:11.2266|
|7||29 Astron Tech / Garth Walden Racing||Michael Almond (SA)||Hyundai I30N||16||27:11.9205|
|8||11 HMO Customer Racing||Nathan Morcom (NSW)||Hyundai I30N||16||27:12.8234|
|9||7 Garry Rogers Motorsport||Jimmy Vernon (NSW)||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||16||27:18.7323|
|10||2 Melbourne Performance||Aaron Cameron (VIC)||Volkswagen Golf GTI||16||27:19.0084|
|11||22 TCR SPA 500 / Melbourne Performance||Rik Breukers (NED)||Audi RS 3||16||27:19.3153|
|12||34 Garry Rogers Motorsport||James Moffat (VIC)||Renault Megane RS||16||27:19.7082|
|13||62 Kelly Racing||Alex Rullo (WA)||Holden Astra||16||27:20.2189|
|14||37 Kelly Racing||Chelsea Angelo (VIC)||Holden Astra||16||27:24.0419|
|15||6 Kelly Racing||Molly Taylor (NSW)||Subaru WRX STI||16||27:25.0330|
|16||35 Alliance Autosport||Alexandra Whitley (QLD)||Volkswagen Golf GTI||15||28:07.7492|
|DNF||33 Garry Rogers Motorsport||Chris Pither (NZ)||Renault Megane RS||13||23:42.4954|