WILL STUNS V8 SUPERCARS FIELD WITH FASTEST TIME ON DEBUT

WILL STUNS V8 SUPERCARS FIELD WITH FASTEST TIME ON DEBUT

Supercars debutant Will Brown has led the way, taking the fastest time overall in Practice 3 for the Virgin Australia V8 Supercars RABBLE.club Sandown 500.

The session was Friday's third and final in Melbourne, as Supercars' PIRTEK Enduro Cup starts for 2018. Brown, racing in the Dunlop Super2 Series, beat Earl Bamber, a two-time Le Mans 24 Hour winner, and both are making their first Supercars starts this weekend.

“I was pretty scared, it definitely got the heart-rate going but that’s how it is.

“I just can’t thank everyone at Erebus enough, to give me this opportunity, my first enduro and to end the day like this is pretty cool.

WILL WELCOMES TITAN AUSTRALIA AS SUPER 2 PARTNER

WILL WELCOMES TITAN AUSTRALIA AS SUPER 2 PARTNER

Will Brown’s Eggleston Motorsport entry has a new look as part of a deal inked with Titan Australia for the remainder of this year’s Dunlop Super2 Series.

Brown’s #38 VF Commodore ran with plain black flanks for the first four rounds of the season but will now feature white-and-blue branding on the bonnet and sides from Titan Australia, the largest integrated provider and service specialist of tyres, wheels, tracks and axles in Australia.

The 20-year-old has arrived at Sandown poised to make his first Virgin Australia Supercars Championship start in the Pirtek Enduro Cup opener, as co-driver to former Super2 rival Anton De Pasquale at Erebus Motorsport

WILL'S EREBUS LIVERY UNVEILED

WILL'S EREBUS LIVERY UNVEILED

Erebus Motorsport has honoured iconic touring car privateer Graeme Bailey by recreating two of his famous liveries to run on its cars at the Rabble.Club Sandown 500.

The Melbourne squad has revived the classic Chickadee colours Bailey raced with success in the Australian Touring Car Championship during the 1980s.

Will Brown and Anton De Pasquale will embrace the retro spirit by running a colour scheme Bailey used to take a Class B win behind the wheel of a Toyota Celica at Sandown in 1982.

The cars will take to the track for the first time during opening practice for the Sandown 500 on Friday at 1040 AEST.

BRAKING SWITCH FOR BROWN TO MATCH DUMBRELL

BRAKING SWITCH FOR BROWN TO MATCH DUMBRELL

Will Brown is set to switch from left-foot to right-foot braking in order to bring himself into line with Eggleston Motorsport team-mate Paul Dumbrell.

Brown tried the technique in a race car for the first time during a test at Winton yesterday and believes that matching Dumbrell’s style will yield a performance gain given the similar set-ups their VF Commodores run in the Dunlop Super2 Series.

“We’re just right-foot braking from here on in and I’m trying to convert over to pretty much what most of the field does,” Brown told Speedcafe.com.

“That’s what PD does and we’re setting the cars up the same so we want sort of similar driving styles, so hopefully that helps.

SEASON OPENING PODIUM IN ADELAIDE SETS THE SCENE

SEASON OPENING PODIUM IN ADELAIDE SETS THE SCENE

Eggleston driver Will Brown has secured his first podium of the 2018 season, taking third place in the final race, of the first round at the Adelaide 500.

With a 6th and 5th place in the first 2 races, Brown bagged a heap of points from the opening weekend and now sits in 4th place in the championships on 228 points.

The second round of the series will be held at the Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint on April 6-8.

WILL HAULS A HEAP OF POINTS TO BEGIN 2018 CAMPAIGN

WILL HAULS A HEAP OF POINTS TO BEGIN 2018 CAMPAIGN

Eggleston Motorsport Dunlop Super 2 series driver Will Brown has finished 6th and 5th, in the opening 2 races, as part of the 2018 Adelaide 500 Virgin Australia Supercars event in South Australia.

MW Motorsport driver Garry Jacobson has claimed victory.

The 2016 Dunlop Super2 Series winner led from start-to-finish, following a second-place finish behind Paul Dumbrell in yesterday's opener.

Brown (Holden), who lost several places at Turn 4 on the opening lap, Chris Pither (Holden), Brodie Kostecki (Holden), Dean Fiore (Nissan) and Bryce Fullword (Ford) rounded out the top 10.

The third and final race of the Super2 season opener commences tomorrow at 1:05pm local time.

WILL CLAIMS SECOND BATHURST 12 HR WIN

WILL CLAIMS SECOND BATHURST 12 HR WIN

Will Brown has claimed his second Bathurst 12 HR class win in 2 years after the 2018 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 HR race at Mount Panorama.

Driving the MARC Cars MARC II V8 Mustang, alongside co-drivers Kieth Kassulke and Rod Salmon, Will took the Invitational Class victory after a grueling and incident filled 12 hours around the most imposing track in Australian motorsport.

WILL LANDS ENDURANCE CO-DRIVER SPOT FOR BATHURST WINNING TEAM

WILL LANDS ENDURANCE CO-DRIVER SPOT FOR BATHURST WINNING TEAM

Will Brown will make his Virgin Australia Supercars Championship debut as an Erebus Motorsport co-driver in this year’s Pirtek Enduro Cup.

Brown raced a Supercar for the first time in last year’s Dunlop Super2 Series, finishing in the top 10 in each of the first six races of the season.

The fifth of those proved to be his only podium of the year, but the Eggleston Motorsport driver also led the final race of the season in Newcastle before suffering a gearbox problem which saw him DNF.

The following night, Brown was announced as the Mike Kable Young Gun Award winner at the Supercars gala awards dinner.

“I’m super excited; obviously to get a co-drive, start my first Bathurst 1000 and make my main series debut is pretty cool,” said Brown.

WILL AWARDED MIKE KABLE YOUNG GUN

WILL AWARDED MIKE KABLE YOUNG GUN

Toowoomba teen Will Brown has joined some of Supercars’ biggest names as the winner of the Mike Kable Young Gun Award.

Brown, 19, starred in his debut Dunlop Super2 season with Eggleston Motorsport, coming agonisingly close to a maiden win in Newcastle on Sunday.

The Young Gun Award, which was implemented in 1999, recognises an outstanding first-year driver in either the main or second-tier series under 30 years of age.

Voted on by the media, previous winners include Marcos Ambrose (2001), Mark Winterbottom (2003), James Courtney (2006), Chaz Mostert (2011) and Scott McLaughlin (2013).

Brown accepted the award, which comes with a $15,000 prize cheque, at tonight’s Supercars Gala in Sydney.

BROWN CONQUERS THE MOUNTAIN TO CLAIM 5TH AT BATHURST

BROWN CONQUERS THE MOUNTAIN TO CLAIM 5TH AT BATHURST

Eggelston Motorsport driver Will Brown has taken out fifth place in the 250km Dunlop Super2 race at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 today.

Starting 7th, Brown remained calm amid the chaos whilst competing at Australia's toughest and most imposing race track to come home ahead of far more experienced rivals.

Brad Jones Racing young gun Macauley Jones secured his first Dunlop Super2 win. Jones crossed the line with a 3.9449-second margin over Jack Le Brocq in the non-points race, and was joined on the podium by BJR team-mate Andrew Jones.

BATHURST BECKONS FOR BROWN - CONQUERING THE MOUNTAIN

BATHURST BECKONS FOR BROWN - CONQUERING THE MOUNTAIN

The most challenging and exciting blue ribband event is next on the calendar for Eggelston Motorsport Cars Galore driver Will Brown as he tackles the toughest mountain in motorsport, Mount Panorama, Bathurst on October 5 - 8.

Brown will be out to follow up from his class victory at the 2017 Bathurst 12 HR Endurance race held in February 2017, when driving a MARC V8.

Bathurst is widely regarded as one of the most challenging and toughest circuits in world motorsport with concrete barriers lining a 6.213 km (4 mi) circuit and with elevation changes over 174 metres.