A stunning drive by Erebus Penrite Racing's Will Brown has seen him claim his first podium in the Virgin Australia Supercars series, taking out second place in the co-driver Race 1 at Sandown.
Erebus Penrite Racing has dominated practice on Day 1 of the Sandown 500 in Melbourne with both cars finishing the day overall in positions 1 and 3.
Will Brown’s seventh overall in Practice 2 saw the team come away from Day 1 as the front runners after Penrite Racing team mates David Reynolds had earlier set a new lap record and Anton DePasquale came home in second.
Penrite Racing will pay tribute to Supercars Hall of Famer Jim Richards at Sandown’s retro round.
The #99 Will Brown and Anton Holdens will run the black and gold John Player Special livery with which Richards won two titles. Richards raced Frank Gardner-run factory BMWs with JPS backing from 1982-97, winning the ’85 and ’87 Australian Touring Car championships.
The JPS colours are among the most famous in the history of world motorsport, having also been campaigned by the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mario Andretti in Formula 1.
“For me they were great days and I’m quite excited that the team are running the livery,” Richards said.
A stunning opening stint by Erebus Motorsport Penrite Racing driver Will Brown saw him gain the most spots of any driver, on the notorious 'concrete canyon’ street circuit, during Race 1 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Gold Coast 600 event at Surfers Paradise.
Starting the 300km event as co driver with Anton DePasquale, Brown made up 7 spots after beginning in 16th place against the highest rated drivers in Australian motorsport.
The drive was so impressive, at the pit stop change over point, Fox Sports commentator Neil Crompton exclaimed, "there’s two drivers out there who have had a really cracking first stint, one is Craig Lowndes and the other is Will Brown”. Supercars legend Lowndes would go on to win the race as co driver with Jamie Whincup.
Erebus Motorsport driver Will Brown has taken to the streets of Surfers Paradise in Queensland and finished 10th fastest, during the opening first practice session at the Virgin Australia Supercars endurance round on the Gold Coast.
Brown clocked the concrete wall lined circuit in a time of 1:11.4 in his Penrite Racing Commodore to sit just 00.6 of a second off the top of the time sheets. He will partner with Anton DePasquale this weekend.
Practice 3, which is open to all drivers, starts today at 1645 local time/1745 AEDT.
Multiple positives have been taken away from the 2019 Bathurst 1000 with the notorious mountain claiming the #99 Erebus Commodore on lap 126 of the great race.
In fast conditions and with record pace, Will topped the time sheets in the co-driver session with a blistering 2:04.981 of the 6.2km track on the morning of Day 2. The pairing of Brown and Anton De Pasquale would ultimately start the most demanding race in Australia from 7th on the grid.
The Virgin Australia Supercars Enduro series now heads to the Gold Coast, Queensland for the second of three enduro legs, with the final event at Sandown in Melbourne in November.
Erebus Motorsport driver Will Brown has topped the time sheets with a blistering 2:04.981.in the morning co-driver session on Day 2 of the Supercaheap Auto Bathurst 1000 at Mt. Panorama.
Brown was the first - and only - driver in the session to dip into the magical ‘2 minutes 4’ times around the 6.213km track.
Brown said post-session, “The car was awesome, makes it pretty easy when you’ve got a car that good”.
Erebus Motorsport driver Will Brown has gone 5th fastest in the first practice session at the 2019 Bathurst 1000 at Mt. Panorama.
Brown lit up the timing screens earlier in the session as the sessions times ramped up.
In the end, he was just pipped for 4th overall however the session was a very strong and positive ‘first out of the box’ run, with Will’s partner driver Anton De Pasquale earlier going 3rd fastest overall.
Will Brown might well have chalked up an early win at Bathurst; making the best entrance.
The Supercars co-driver and Dunlop Super2 Series regular got the unique opportunity to pilot himself and his father Shane from Toowoomba into town on Tuesday morning.
Brown, 21, only obtained his private pilot licence a month ago, giving him the necessary qualifications to make the trip.
"We flew from Toowoomba, straight down to Bathurst, did a few laps around the Mountain, a few passes over and then landed at the Bathurst airport.
Will Brown has become the inaugural TCR Australia Series winner after yet another impressive weekend at Sandown in Victoria.
In doing so, at age 21, Brown adds the title of TCR Australia champion to his Australian F4 and Australian Toyota 86 National titles.
The HMO Customer Racing driver endured an eventful race at Sandown that saw him spin at Turn 2 on the opening lap that handed a lifeline to title rival Dylan O’Keeffe (Ash Seward Motorsport).
Eggleston Motorsport driver Will Brown will start the second S5000 Australia qualifying race from pole position after a successful debut race today at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne.
Tim Macrow has become the first race winner in S5000 after seeing off John Martin in an entertaining inaugural qualifying race but with a reverse grid and Brown running as high as fifth, his campiagn will be bolstered by starting tomorrow’s race from the front row.
HMO customer driver Will Brown has taken another step closer to securing the inaugural TCR Australia Championship after a solid second place in Race 1 today at Sandown.
With 2 races remaining over the weekend, Brown has now extended his lead in the championship to 116 points and is able to wrap up the series over the course of this weekend, with 1 round remaining.
Will Brown is now all set and looking forward to an exciting and historic opening weekend of the first ever S5000 racing series at Sandown Raceway in Victoria.
The first round of the so called ‘big bangers’ follows a successful test at Victoria’s Phillip Island circuit where Brown completed a number of laps in the new high powered, wings and slicks ‘beast’ alongside ex Ferrari Formula 1 legend Rubens Barrichello who is also competing in the series.
“I loved it the car, it is an absolute beast and is just mean, you couldn’t build a meaner car if they asked you to,” he said.
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT - Will Brown will add yet another premier racing category to his growing resume, joining ex-Formula 1 ace Rubens Barrichello as a confirmed starter in the new S5000 Series at Sandown.
Brown has plenty of open-wheel experience in his blood, having starred in the CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship as its champion in 2016 as well as stints in Formula Ford.
“It’s such a thrill to be confirmed to start in the first-ever S5000 race at Sandown,” Brown said.