Will Brown is hungry to win Bathurst 1000 as main driver | Western lawyer


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HE lived what it is to start from pole position, he lived what it is to climb to the top step of a Supercar podium, and when Will Brown lines up on the Bathurst 1000 this year it will be with another number one in mind. It is this intention that shows how far the Erebus Motorsport driver has progressed during his rookie Supercar season. Opening the Bathurst 500 season, the 23-year-old admitted he would have liked more pace, but was quite happy with his 16th and 14th places after a heavy crash at The Dipper during practice. opening. But for Sunday’s Bathurst 1000, Brown is not only eager to claim the checkered flag, but believes he has the potential to do so. “We are definitely aiming for a podium for sure. We have won a race now, we should have won a few in Sydney if there had been no pit stops,” he said. declared. “So we’re going out there to try to get on that podium and win this race, there’s no point in going if you don’t try to win. The cars are really fast and they have [Erebus] shown in Bathurst, they are really fast. They were in the top 10, they won in 2017, should have won 2018 and have been quick every two years. So we’re going over there to try to win. It was on this circuit that he landed his first pole position in Supercars and later became the first rookie to win a race since Scott McLaughlin in 2013. He stood up to the Red Bull star. duo Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen to win the checkered flag. “It’s kind of cool, getting that win in your first season is great and it probably hasn’t sunk yet, so to get my first pole as well, it was fantastic,” he said. “It’s just been an amazing season.” It’s definitely surreal, to admire these guys when you race go-karts and in the junior categories and then take them for a win. Both Red Bull cars were the best team this year in the championship so it was just cool to have that battle at the end and come out on top. “Brown has been in the Bathurst 1000 three times already, his best result. finishing 15th with David Reynolds last year. But having the chance to tackle 161 laps of the Mount as the lead driver is a prospect he can’t wait. as the lead driver, the Bathurst 1000 is our Melbourne Cup and all that stuff, “he said.” So being the lead driver and riding there after doing so well is going to be awesome and j can’t wait to have the fans there. That’s what makes it such a great event. ”READ MORE: Familiar pace for Waters as Bathurst 1000 practice opens READ MORE: Pye has some momentum on his side as he launches into 10th Bathurst 1000 Although Bathurst 1000 is the only endurance race of the season, Brown’s previous experience on the circuit – he won a Super2 race last year – and the amount of driving he ‘he’s been doing recently is something he thinks has served him well. “I feel comfortable, we’ve been doing a lot lately and the Bathurst Super2 races have lasted 250 kilometers the last few years. So they’re pretty long, it’s like doing a double stint and a bit more, so yeah, I feel very confident with the distance of the race, ”he said.“ Winning that Super2 race there- low, that was fantastic, it’s a whole different ball game in the main game, but I’m sure we can still do it. “Brown will share the seat of his Commodore No.9 with Jack Perkins, a man who lines up for his 16th start in the Big Race. “The name Perkins is obviously a huge name in motorsport, not to mention the mountains, so it will be great to have Jack on board, he’s a great driver and very fast, so I can’t wait. “He’s very easy, he jumps right into my seat and he’s happy, he’s awesome.” Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:




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