Will Brown hints at continuing TCR program in 2023
LIQUI MOLY Team MPC’s Will Brown has hinted his intent to continue his Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series into 2023.
Brown returned to the category he won in 2019 at the start of this year featuring sponsorship from the Australian-arm of German lubricants brand LIQUI MOLY in a Melbourne Performance Centre-prepared Audi RS3 LMS TCR.
Although he achieved seven victories on the way to the inaugural title driving for HMO Customer Racing, Brown has not enjoyed such luck this season as retirements have hampered his progress.
Brown is sixth in the standings, 89-points behind series leader Tony D’Alberto following a strong home round at Queensland Raceway last time out.
“We’re still in with a shot, it’s just been disappointing with the DNFs and damage,” reflected Brown on Parked Up.
“In Tasmania, I think we could have got a first place there until we got turned around at the start to then be a lap down. We got pulled out of the gravel, but you don’t get much points for that, but then add DNFs at Phillip Island and Sandown those sorts of things hurt your title so much.
“If I had of finished top five in those races, I’d be right up there.”
Although it’s been a disappointing campaign so far this season, Brown hinted he’d like to have another crack next year in a latest generation Audi simitar to teammate Jay Hanson’s.
“I’d definitely look at continuing next year,” Brown said.
“If myself, MPC and LIQUI MOLY wanted to continue we’d look at continuing in a new car. If we don’t claw our way back and have a solid finish up the year, I wouldn’t be happy to finish off my TCR career like that.
“I know I’m more competitive than that and I know I can win the series again.”
The next round of the SpeedSeries is at Sandown encompassing the penultimate event for the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series.