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.

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.