24 February 2023 |

Will Brown turns the tables in second practice at AWC Race Tasmania

MPC Team LIQUI MOLY’s Will Brown has ended the opening day of competition for Supercheap Auto TCR Australia on top of the timesheets at AWC Race Tasmania.

The inaugural series winner from 2019 lapped Symmons Plains in 56.082s in his Audi RS3 LMS TCR Gen2 to break HMO Customer Racing young gun Bailey Sweeny’s stranglehold on the top spot, although the Hyundai i30 N TCR driver placed second, 0.117s in arrears.

Burson Auto Parts Racing’s Ben Bargwanna continued his impressive pace to be third and lead the Garry Rogers Motorsport Peugeot quartet, just ahead of Aaron Cameron in his Team Valvoline GRM entry in fourth.

Tufflift Racing’s Zac Soutar dropped from third in the early session to fifth driving the new Audi RS3 LMS TCR Gen2 as Schaeffler GRM’s Jordan Cox recovered from an earlier gremlin in opening practice to follow the privateer in sixth.

Reigning series winner Tony D’Alberto was seventh in the Honda Wall Racing Civic Type R TCR from Kody Garland’s Valvoline Racing GRM Peugeot, Autoglym ASM’s Tom Oliphant driving the sole Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR and last minute addition Lachlan Mineeff in the lead Audi RS3 LMS TCR Gen1.

Rounding out the runners were Iain McDougall and Josh Buchan in what is the Hyundai Elantra (i30 Sedan N) TCR’s maiden appearance on the Apple Isle.

Carl Cox Motorsport’s Michael Clemente failed to set a lap time.

Qualifying is up next for Supercheap Auto TCR Australia tomorrow at 1:20pm AEDT.


Pos No Team Driver Model Time Gap
1 9 MPC Team LIQUI MOLY Will Brown Audi RS3 LMS TCR Gen2 56.082s
2 130 HMO Customer Racing Bailey Sweeny Hyundai i30 N TCR 56.199s 0.117s
3 71 Burson Auto Parts Racing Ben Bargwanna Peugeot 308 TCR 56.308s 0.226s
4 18 Team Valvoline GRM Aaron Cameron Peugeot 308 TCR 56.329s 0.247s
5 110 Tufflift Racing Zac Soutar Audi RS3 LMS TCR Gen2 56.333s 0.251s
6 33 Schaeffler GRM Jordan Cox Peugeot 308 TCR 56.459s 0.377s
7 1 Honda Wall Racing Tony D’Alberto Honda Civic Type R TCR 56.502s 0.420s
8 41 Valvoline Racing GRM Kody Garland Peugeot 308 TCR 56.678s 0.596s
9 115 Autoglym ASM Tom Oliphant Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR 56.911s 0.829s
10 14 Forza Brakes Motorsport Lachlan Mineeff Audi RS3 LMS TCR Gen1 56.963s 0.881s
11 22 Challenge Motorsport Iain McDougall Audi RS3 LMS TCR Gen1 57.220s 1.138s
12 30 HMO Customer Racing Josh Buchan Hyundai Elantra TCR 57.537s 1.455s