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Brown unworried despite ending Friday in 18th

Supercars
17 May
Both Red Bull Ampol Racing drivers didn’t fire a shot on Friday, with Will Brown 18th and Broc Feeney sixth
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  • Will Brown unworried despite ending Friday in 18th

  • Brown leads Broc Feeney by 71 points after Round 3

  • Friday practice ends early after Cameron Hill crash

Championship leader Will Brown believes he still has a “top five” car in Perth despite ending Friday’s practice session down the order.

Both Red Bull Ampol Racing drivers didn’t fire a shot on Friday, with Broc Feeney ending up sixth on the time sheet.

Several drivers didn’t get a final run in after Cameron Hill crashed, bringing proceedings to an early end. However, Brown believes he is on the pace despite ending up down the order.

Hill crashes out of Friday practice

“I think we made the car better throughout today’s practice session,” said Brown, who leads Feeney by 71 points.

"We didn’t roll out as strong as we would’ve liked, but we went out on our green run and with the red flag we only got through Turn 1.

"It’s hard to read exactly where you’re at but I still think we’re in the top five and fingers crossed we have a strong qualifying session tomorrow.
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"I thought the conditions today were fine, it’s just the little bit of tyre drop off that you have to manage due to the heat.

"Although the longer runs are good, it’d be cool to have two shorter sessions on Friday mainly for the fans, but overall it wasn’t a bad day.”

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Feeney, meanwhile, was happy with changes made to his car and how he ended up.

"I think we stuck to our run plan pretty well, but we still have a little bit of stuff to work on. It’s pretty hot here in Perth, but I think the track hung on pretty well,” Feeney said.

"It got a bit dusty out there with a few cars coming off, but overall it was really good. 60 minutes sounds like a long time but it goes bloody fast.

"Obviously it would be great to have another 60-minute session, but everyone else is in the same boat. Even though it’s a short lap time, the time gets taken up pretty quick."

Supercars will return to the track on Saturday for the short Practice 2 at 9:15am AWST/11:15am AEST, followed by knockout Boost Mobile Qualifying at 12:00pm AWST/2:00pm AEST.

The first 55-lap race of the weekend, Race 9, will commence at 3:45pm AWST/5:45pm AEST. International viewers can follow all the Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint action on Superview. Tickets for the event are on sale now.

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