Le Brocq makes history for Nissan
- By Courtney Callow
- Dunlop Super2 Series
Jack Le Brocq has won the final race at the Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint to make history as the first Nissan to claim a win in the Dunlop Super2 Series.
The Matt White Motorsport Altima took the lead from Todd Hazelwood in the second half of the fourth Super2 race at Symmons Plains to secure the historic victory.
Le Brocq said the win for the Nissan brand and the team was a great result after just one event in the Altima.
“It’s awesome for us and great for the Matt White Motorsport guys as well,” Le Brocq said.
“Two rounds into the Series and still learning the car I didn’t think we would get a race win this early in the season.
“It’s a great result and hopefully one of many to come”.
Le Brocq won the race with a best lap time of 58.8732s.
With 12 laps remaining Paul Dumbrell pushed a pass on Todd Hazelwood for second place.
Hazelwood settled for third after claiming his second Dunlop Super2 Series win in yesterday’s third race of the weekend.
Dragon Motor Racing’s Jack Perkins was fourth in front of defending Super2 Champion Garry Jacobson.
Jacobson was involved in an incident at turn seven on lap nine of the race, completing a 360 degree spin after Kurt Kostecki tapped him on the inside.
Kostecki was given a pit lane penalty after an investigation from race control.
Will Brown was also caught up in the incident after an attempt to avoid the trouble, beaching himself in the gravel.
The field remained composed in wet track conditions with a strong battle at the front of the pack between Le Brocq, Dumbrell and Hazelwood.
Eggleston Motorsports Dumbrell secured the round win with Hazelwood second, just five points behind. Le Brocq was third after the four races.