Le Brocq: We didn’t show our potential

  • 7 Days ago
  • By Lewis Isaacs
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Supercars wildcard racer Jack Le Brocq says he still has some rough edges to knock off before he is ready to step up to a full-time drive in the series.

The MW Motorsport driver made his solo debut after two Pirtek Enduro Cup campaigns and despite wins in the Dunlop Super2 Series, found it tough going in the main game.

Results of 19th and 22nd came as Nissan Motorsport enduro co-driver gets set for a busy period that includes the Super 2 races at Townsville and the next wildcard event at Queensland Raceway.

“Finishing positions in both races didn’t really show our potential,” Le Brocq told Supercars.com. 

“It was down to not qualifying that well and being caught in a few incidents. 

“There were a few little things on my behalf; I stalled in the pits all three times and struggled with that a little bit. 

“We lost six seconds alone from me getting out of the pits and that’s a lot of track position out there.

“As long as we get those things right and have a good run at QR it’d be nice to be able to make that step up in the future.”

The 24-year-old added the intensity of racing took time to adjust to in his first start alongside the regular campaigners.

“It’s another massive step up from just the enduros,” he said.

“To get your head around that was the biggest thing for me. 

“The level of racing… I’ve never seen so much carnage in my life in that first race on the Saturday. 

“That was quite interesting but I learned a lot from it. 

“It gives you that extra bit of experience and makes it quite exciting.”

Le Brocq feels that his newly gained experience on the 2017 tyre will be a significant advantage heading to the enduros alongside Todd Kelly.

“It is quite different and has a lot more grip than what I’m used to in the hard tyre and the soft from last year,” he added.

“From that point of view it is great and understanding how the Nissan works on that tyre before we get there is going to be a great thing. 

“Learning how to setup the car is quite different to how we approach it, so that’s something we learned a lot of as well, especially before we get to Queensland Raceway. 

“Even talking to a few of the other guys in the race and understanding how they set the car between qualifying and the race opened my eyes with what we need to do and how I went about the wrong way with giving the guys information. 

“Once we get to QR, we’re going to be stronger there as well.”

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