ADELAIDE OPENS CHAMPIONSHIP - POINTS IN THE BAG

ADELAIDE OPENS CHAMPIONSHIP - POINTS IN THE BAG

Eggleston Motorsport driver Will Brown has taken a bag of points away from a sweltering Round 1 on the streets of Adelaide, to sit 5th in the 2019 Dunlop Super 2 Championship.

Brown made up an impressive 5 spots in the final race of the 3 race weekend, to claim 5th overall.

The on-track action resumes on May 2-4, with Round 2 of the 2019 Dunlop Super2 Series, held at the PIRTEK Perth SuperNight.

QUALIFYING - ADELAIDE

QUALIFYING - ADELAIDE

Eggleston Motorsport Titan driver Will Brown will start Race 1 of the 2019 Dunlop Super 2 Championship from Row 4 after Qualifying today at the Superloop 500 event in Adelaide.

Mason Barbera has collected his first Dunlop Super2 Series Armor All Pole Position, denying Bryce Fullwood the same honour.

Brown was the best of the Eggleston Motorsport combination of drivers all battling it out in the hot South Australian conditions.

That first race of the season, scheduled for 19 laps, will start at 1740 local time/1810 AEDT.

WILL ON PACE IN OPENING PRACTICE

WILL ON PACE IN OPENING PRACTICE

Eggleston Motorsport driver Will Brown has opened up his 2019 Dunlop Super 2 Championship campaign with a 5th place in practice for Round 1 on the streets of Adelaide.

Tickford Racing driver Thomas Randle turned a 1:21.4397s in the final minute of the second of two practice sessions to lead the 20-car field.

ARMOR ALL Qualifying will take place at 12:30pm local time on Friday, followed by Race 1 at 5:40pm local time.

PODIUM FOR WILL IN RACE 1 AT NEWCASTLE

PODIUM FOR WILL IN RACE 1 AT NEWCASTLE

Eggleston Motorsport Titan driver Will Brown has claimed a strong third place podium finish in Race 1 of the Dunlop Super 2 series on the streets of Newcastle.

Brown pinched a brake a lap later at Nobbys Hairpin and gave up third position to Davies, before Davies bowled a wide at the same corner three laps later.

Brown held off Garry Jacobson, who remains mathematically in the fight for the series, to finish third, with teammate Paul Dumbrell almost six seconds behind the 2016 title winner when the chequered flag came out a lap early after 19 laps.

WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN - GC RACE CALLED WITH #99 LEADING

WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN - GC RACE CALLED WITH #99 LEADING

Race 27 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship has been abandoned after a second red flag due to a thunderstorm which lashed the Gold Coast.

A second red flag was called on Lap 43, at 1611 local time, before Race Control declared the race abandoned at 1626.

Will’s Erebus Penrite co driver, Anton De Pasquale was one of three starting primary drivers and he inherited the lead as the field remained under Safety Car.

The first red flag was called on Lap 37 at around 1525 local time, before the five-minute signal for a recommencement was issued at 1554.

Just prior to the that recommencement at 1559, the minimum driving distance rule (34 laps, equivalent to one-third of the scheduled race distance) was waived.

The requirement for both drivers to drive nevertheless remained, presenting a problem for Car #99.

TRACK SCHEDULE - GOLD COAST 600

TRACK SCHEDULE - GOLD COAST 600

First appearing on the Australian motorsport calendar in 1991, the Gold Coast street circuit is a high speed, concrete-lined, thrill ride that was shortened for the new look event in 2010. The temporary street track has proven to create carnage in the past, particularly when drivers don’t show the patience required for victory.

BATHURST - PLENTY OF POSITIVES FROM THE GREAT RACE

BATHURST - PLENTY OF POSITIVES FROM THE GREAT RACE

Erebus Motorsport driver Will Brown has come through his first Bathurst 1000 with plenty of positives from the weekend. On debut, Brown and his co-driver Anton De-Pasquale have finished 24th overall.

Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards have won the 2018 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 after David Reynolds cramped up while leading with 30 laps remaining.

“Anton and I had an awesome race; I’ve said it a lot this weekend, the atmosphere is awesome here and I’ve enjoyed every moment, it’s the best team I’ve ever been with.”

BATHURST - WILL AND ANTON SET FOR TOP 10 SHOOTOUT

BATHURST - WILL AND ANTON SET FOR TOP 10 SHOOTOUT

Erebus driver Will Brown and his co-driver Anton De Pasquale are set for their first ever Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Top 10 Shootout, after rookie De Pasquale flew their Erebus Penrite Commodore around the daunting circuit, to end up 9th fastest, in the final practice session..

De Pasquale’s effort to provisionally qualify ninth in his first attempt at the Great Race made for two Erebus Motorsport Holdens into the Shootout in conjunction with David Reynolds setting the second-fastest time.

“It was probably the most mentally stressful (experience) I’ve ever driven a car,” said De Pasquale.

SUPER 2 - WET AND WILD MOUNTAIN OPENS UP

SUPER 2 - WET AND WILD MOUNTAIN OPENS UP

Eggleston Motorsport driver Will Brown has headed out in tough conditions during early running practice, prior to the Dunlop Super 2 race at Mount Panorama, Bathurst.

Brown finished the arduous session 5th overall but described the car as ‘feeling good’ in the wet’ whilst still finding the right set up.

Chris Pither set the pace in a mostly dry Practice 2 for the Dunlop Super2 Series at Mount Panorama as Earl Bamber was brought undone by a mechanical problem.

UP AND RUNNING - BATHURST PRACTICE

UP AND RUNNING - BATHURST PRACTICE

Erebus driver Will Brown has hit the track for the first solid day, gaining some valuable V8 Supercars lap time, albeit in still damp and testing conditions, during practice for the 2018 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama.

Adding to the conditions, the notorious circuit threw Brown a challenge straight up with his #99 Erebus ZB Commodore suffering a splitter failure at the end of Conrod Straight.

“Just at the end of the straight, braking into the kink, it just went,” said Brown.

WILL'S BATHURST LIVERY REVEALED

WILL'S BATHURST LIVERY REVEALED

Erebus Motorsport is the latest team to reveal special liveries for the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

The Melbourne squad has produced eye catching looks for its Penrite backed ZB Commodores of defending Great Race winners David Reynolds/Luke Youlden and the sister #99 car piloted by Anton De Pasquale/Will Brown.

Both cars feature gloss and chrome finishes with the #9 car for Reynolds and Youlden carrying gold highlights while the #99 car has adopted an alternate red design.