Will Brown “moving quickly on” from tough QR round
TCR Australia Series leader Will Brown says that he is putting a frustrating Queensland Raceway round behind him and is focusing on righting the wrongs at Winton later this month.
The young Hyundai star qualified strongly in third place and was challenging Honda’s John Martin for second place at the start of Race 1, only to get caught up, damaging his car and forcing a pit stop.
Rubbing salt into the wounds, Brown was served a drive through penalty for short-cutting the course while limping back to pits.
From the rear in Race 2, the HMO Customer Racing driver made speedy progress through the back half of the field, but could failed to make any significant impression on the top runners for the remainder of the weekend.
Brown says that he simply could not recover from the early misfortune and now only has eyes for Winton.
“Pretty tough weekend really, the incident in Race 1 hurt me a lot,” he said.
“Based on the layout of the track, once you’re at the back of the field, it’s very difficult to get back to the front.
“We struggled with straight-line speed and braking as well over the round which made it hard to move through the pack.
“I’ve still got the series lead so I’ll move quickly on from QR and hope for a better run in Winton.”
While it was misfortune and pain for Brown, his team-mate Nathan Morcom enjoyed a consistent weekend, solidifying fourth place in the series with three rounds remaining.
See below for video of Will Brown’s start from the rear of the field in Race 2.