Will Brown turns first laps in Triple Eight Gen3 Camaro
Brown joined Broc Feeney at shakedown on Wednesday
Triple Eight will launch 2024 livery on Saturday
Will Brown is eager to sink his teeth into the 2024 season and chase wins following his first day aboard a Triple Eight-built Gen3 Supercar.
Brown, 25, joined teammate Broc Feeney at Queensland Raceway on Wednesday to shake down Triple Eight’s new-for-2024 Gen3 Camaros. Teams are permitted 60km of running per car at a shakedown, with Feeney and Brown both logging 19 laps each.
Triple Eight was joined at the Ipswich circuit by Matt Stone Racing (rookie day) and Dick Johnson Racing (engine testing) on the day.
For Brown, it was the latest chapter in what has proven a busy month embedding himself in the Triple Eight family, having departed Erebus Motorsport.
“It’s been really exciting to finally jump in the car,” Brown told Supercars.com.
“I’ve been down at the workshop heaps in the last few weeks, and to finally get to drive it has been awesome.
“We haven’t done a lot of laps — it is a shakedown day — we’re just working through making sure I feel comfortable, that I’m sitting right.
“For us, it’s all about consistency and making sure we’re getting good race results. I can see that I’ve got a massive opportunity with this team to do that.
"Looking forward to getting out there, getting into it and hopefully winning some races.”
Brown and Feeney carried one-off liveries promoting Red Bull Ampol Racing's 'Livery Landing' launch event at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport.
Feeney, who won five races last season — including the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 — has already proven a solid foil for Brown, who will be engineered by Andrew Edwards.
The two young drivers will pair up in a Triple Eight Pro Mercedes-AMG at the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour a week before the Supercars season-opener at Mount Panorama. The duo have already tested the car, which was also on track at Queensland Raceway on Wednesday.
“We’ve been in the workshop heaps together, that relationship is going really well,” Brown said of Feeney.
“He loves to have a bit of fun, which I do as well. It’s working really well, and I'm really enjoying working with the engineers and the whole team, it’s a really good environment."
For Feeney, being paired with Brown marks a change from being paired with Shane van Gisbergen — but the 2021 Super2 champion is embracing the change.
“It’s been good with Will, having someone different in the team is certainly an interesting dynamic,” Feeney told Supercars.com.
“I sent Shane a message this morning and said, ‘It’s very weird having someone apart from you in the drivers’ room with me.’ But it’s cool, I’m really enjoying it. Will's a good kid and he’s good to have around.
"It's crazy, there’s been so much movement… I feel like we’re the most stable team! A lot going on, but we’ve been cracking into it.”
Queensland teams will test at Queensland Raceway on Monday February 5 before southern teams test at Winton Motor Raceway on Wednesday February 7.
The new season will commence at the Thrifty Bathurst 500 on February 23-25. Tickets are on sale now.