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1 September 2019 | News

Will Brown dominates Race 2 at Winton Raceway

Will Brown spanked his rivals to score the easiest of wins at Winton in race 2 of the carsales TCR Australia Series.

It took the Hyundai pilot less than two laps to dispose of first-race winner Bright in his Volkswagen Golf and then he was off and gone to extend his lead in the inaugural championship series.

Bright battled home in second while Aaron Cameron made the only major pass when he overtook Nathan Morcom to take the final podium place in his Golf.

“Slow down? Why would I do that? I was having fun,” Brown joked as he celebrated his Father’s Day win with his dad Shane.

“The car was amazing. Everything is good. Now I have to do it again.”

Bright jumped to the lead from the start but admitted he had no answer to Brown and his i30N.

“We’re not as quick on the straight so he could line me up. He got a bit of a run into turn three and that was it,” Bright said.

“Then I had to defend against Morcom in the other Hyundai. But I didn’t have Brown’s pace.”

There was nothing much to see at the front, but plenty of action in the battle packs.

Russell Ingall moved up three places in his Audi RS3 to finish fifth, battling with Andre Heimgartner in a Holden Astra, but Dylan O’Keefe faces a battle in race three after stopping from fifth for a fresh Michelin after a puncture in his Alfa Giulietta.

“I need to get back up there. The championship is not over yet,” he said.

There is only one race to go in the series for Molly Taylor, who has clashing rounds of the Australian Rally Championship for the final two TCR weekends, and she is hoping for a better sign-off after breaking a driveshaft in her Subaru Impreza.

Race 2 Results

Pos Num Driver Team Car Laps Time
1   30 William Brown (Qld)     HMO Customer Racing           Hyundai i30N         18 25:50.2668
2    8 Jason Bright (Vic)      Taskforce / Alliance Autospor Volkswagon Golf GTI  18 25:58.1719
3    2 Aaron Cameron (Vic)     Melbourne Performance Centre  Volkswagen Golf GTI  18 25:59.5628
4   11 Nathan Morcom (NSW)     HMO Customer Racing           Hyundai i30N         18 26:00.6802
5  100 Russell Ingall (Qld)    Melbourne Performance Centre  Audi RS 3            18 26:04.9023
6  777 Andre Heimgartner (NZ)  Kelly Racing                  Holden Astra         18 26:08.9813
7   50 Tony D’Alberto (Vic)    Wall Racing                   Honda Civic Type R   18 26:11.2937
8   24 John Martin (NSW)       Wall Racing                   Honda Civic Type R   18 26:11.6306
9    7 Jordan Cox (NSW)        Garry Rogers Motorsport       Alfa Romeo Giulietta 18 26:12.6696
10  97 Liam McAdam (Qld)       Melbourne Performance Centre  Audi RS 3            18 26:13.1046
11   3 Leanne Tander (Vic)     Melbourne Performance Centre  Audi RS 3            18 26:15.0472
12  34 James Moffat (Vic)      Garry Rogers Motorsport       Renault Megane RS    18 26:16.5456
13  62 Hamish Ribarits (Vic)   Kelly Racing                  Holden Astra         18 26:22.2317
14  35 Alexandra Whitley (Qld) Alliance Autosport            Volkswagon Golf GTI  18 26:35.6693
15   9 Dylan O’Keeffe (Vic)    Ashley Seward Motorsport      Alfa Romeo Giulietta 17 27:11.3360
16  38 Tim Brook (NSW)         Wall Racing                   Honda Civic Type R   17 27:20.1969
DNF   6 Molly Taylor (NSW)      Kelly Racing                  Subaru WRX STi       15 22:20.1016
DNF  37 Bryce Fullwood (NT)     Kelly Racing                  Subaru WRX STi       12 17:38.6746
DNF  33 Chris Pither (NZ)       Garry Rogers Motorsport       Renault Megane RS    11 16:11.6464