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Will Brown

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Will Brown is looking to bounce back after a topsy-turvy 2023 campaign with Erebus Motorsport. Can the larrikin Queenslander pull off a title upset in his first season with Triple Eight?

Personal

Date of birth
1998-06-05
Born
Toowoomba, QLD
Height
171 cm
Nickname
Swill
Reside
Toowoomba, QLD
Outside racing
Flying aircraft
Outside car
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Start Following

Professional

Debut race
Sandown 2018
Engineer
Andrew Edwards
Championship
Repco Supercars Championship

Will Brown is looking to bounce back after a topsy-turvy 2023 campaign with Erebus Motorsport. The larrikin Queenslander is now looking to pull off a title upset in his first season with Triple Eight?

Brown finished eighth overall in his maiden full-time season in 2021, which included a win in Sydney. The 2022 season saw Brown go winless, with a podium at Sandown his clear highlight.

In 2023, Brown was an early-season revelation and led the points at the midway stage, but dramatically fell away after his signing with Triple Eight was made public.

Such was his undoubted talent that Brown already had a main game deal in place for 2021 with the team, for whom he had raced with in the enduros since 2018.

The Queenslander showed excellent pace at the top level in those outings, and was rewarded with a solo podium in the Sandown co-driver sprint race in 2019.

Brown’s star had long been on the rise by that point.

In 2016 he achieved the rare feat of winning a pair of Australian national titles in the same year, claiming the Formula 4 and Toyota 86 Racing Series crowns.

From there, he progressed to the Dunlop Super2 Series stage with Eggleston Motorsport, taking ninth in the points even after a mechanical failure cruelly denied him a maiden race win at Newcastle.

Brown picked up the coveted 2017 Mike Kable Young Gun Award and rose to sixth in the ’18 standings before finally snatching his breakthrough victory in 2019 at Perth.

That was just about the only highlight though, as he and Eggleston Motorsport battled to extract the best from their VF Commodore.

For 2020, Brown linked with Erebus Motorsport-affiliated Image Racing and shaped as a leading championship contender, and was pipped to the title by Thomas Randle.

In 2021, his star continued to rise, and he delivered on the biggest stage when he denied Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen in a Sydney thriller to win his first race.

He later scored provisional pole at Mount Panorama, and although the race didn't go to plan, Brown proved to all that he's no slouch. Now a regular winner, could the title be next?