V8 SUPERCARS Dunlop Super 2 Series front-runners Eggleston Motorsport have confirmed the return of Will Brown as part of its driver line-up for the 2018 season.

The 19-year-old from Toowoomba rejoins EMS after a successful 2017 campaign which saw him awarded the 2017 Mike Kable award by his V8 Supercars peers.

Brown became one of only five drivers in Australian racing history to achieve two National circuit racing titles in one year.

“I’m really focused on building a career for myself in the sport here in Australia and the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is definitely my eventual goal,” says Brown.

“You really need to be in the Dunlop Super2 Series to learn all of the things you need to be successful down the track and you need to do it with a great team with proven equipment – and that’s what we have done by signing with Eggleston Motorsport.

“I drove one of their older generation cars at Winton last year and, apart from being impressed by the car and its preparation, the approach of Ben and Rachael Eggleston and their entire team is impressive too, creating the right sort of environment for a developing driver.

Eggleston Motorsport Team Manager Rachael Eggleston says the addition of Brown to the squad’s driver roster for the Dunlop Super2 Series is a great fit.

“Having young and fresh new talent is hugely exciting for our team in a season when we also welcome our new Triple Eight equipment,” says Eggleston.

“We are always thinking big picture and there is no doubt Will has shown he is a serious talent and will be one to watch on the Australian motorsport scene after his success in the past year especially.

“He has been at the front in everything he has driven so far and, while we are all under no illusion how challenging the Dunlop Super2 Series is, we are confident that he will adapt to car well and be challenging in the top five during the season.

 

The 2018 Dunlop Super2 Series begins at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide on March 1-4 and will then visit Symmons Plains, Phillip Island, Townsville, Sydney Motorsport Park, Sandown and Newcastle in addition to a non-points paying race at Bathurst in October.

Eggleston Motorsport is one of the leading teams in the Dunlop Super2 Series.

It won the 2014 series and has won a total of nine DVS rounds, 19 races and five pole positions in its time in the category.