Will Brown has secured a deserved victory in the third race of the inaugural TCR Australia Series round at Sydney Motorsport Park.
The HMO Customer Racing young gun fought off a number of challenges to secure his second win for the day and leave the Sydney venue with the championship lead.
The race was action-packed, with a number of great passing moves and the bump and grind that fans can expect to see at every TCR Australia event.
Alfa Romeo driver Dylan O’Keeffe finished second having led the first nine laps, only to be passed by Brown. The result added to his second place in today’s earlier race.
Hyundai driver Michael Almond made an incredible passing moves to take third place, ahead of fellow Hyundai driver Nathan Morcom, who was involved in three separate incidents that raised the eye brows of the stewards. Morcom was served three penalties totalling 60 seconds and placed him last of the classified finishers.
Aaron Cameron (Volkswagen) inherited fourth place after Morcom’s penalty, with James Moffat (Renault) recovering to fifth in a great display after his luckless start yesterday.
The top 10 was rounded out by Jason Bright (Volkswagen), Chris Pither (Renault), Alex Rullo (Holden) and Alexandra Whitley (Volkswagen).
Brown (122) leads the championship standings by 12 points from O’Keeffe (110) with D’Alberto (99) in third.
Results, Race 3
1 30 HMO Customer Racing Will Brown (QLD) Hyundai I30N 1426:55.16372 9 Ashley Seward Motorsport Dylan O’Keeffe (VIC) Alfa Romeo Giulietta1426:57.77113 29 Astron Tech / Garth Walden Racing Michael Almond (SA) Hyundai I30N 1426:59.96774 2 Melbourne Performance Aaron Cameron (VIC) Volkswagen Golf GTI 1427:02.02985 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport James Moffat (VIC) Renault Megane RS 1427:02.28446 50 Wall Racing Tony D’Alberto (VIC) Honda Civic Type R 1427:03.02467 8 Taskforce / Alliance Autosport Jason Bright (VIC) Volkswagen Golf GTI 1427:03.18358 33 Garry Rogers Motorsport Chris Pither (NZ) Renault Megane RS 1427:08.34989 62 Kelly Racing Alex Rullo (WA) Holden Astra 1427:09.461810 35 Alliance Autosport Alexandra Whitley (QLD)Volkswagen Golf GTI 14 27:15.3608 11 11 HMO Customer Racing Nathan Morcom (NSW) Hyundai I30N 1428:01.425212 6 Kelly Racing Molly Taylor (NSW) Subaru WRX STI 1428:28.3733DNF 24 Wall Racing John Martin (NSW) Honda Civic Type R 715:40.1296DNF 37 Kelly Racing Chelsea Angelo (VIC) Holden Astra 715:55.3620DNF777 Kelly Racing Andre Heimgartner (NZ)Subaru WRX STI 512:24.8661DNF 7 Garry Rogers Motorsport Jimmy Vernon (NSW) Alfa Romeo GiuliettaDNF 22 TCR SPA 500 / Melbourne Performance Rik Breukers (NED) Audi RS 3