Will Brown is looking to bounce back in 2023 after a tricky second season in the main game.
2022 saw Brown go winless, with a podium at Sandown his clear highlight.
Brown finished eighth overall in his maiden full-time season in 2021, which included a win in Sydney.
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.
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.