16-year-old gets DJRTP test laps

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 30/09/2019
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus

Recently-crowned Kumho Super3 Series winner Broc Feeney is playing a part in Shell V-Power Racing’s engine development testing at Queensland Raceway.

The 16-year-old is sharing the driving in the #66 Shell V-Power Mustang alongside Steven Johnson, evaluating a 2020-spec engine, complete with drive-by-wire throttle.

Feeney recently wrapped up the Super3 Series aboard a Paul Morris Motorsport Falcon FG, becoming the youngest-ever winner of a Supercars title.

The PMM Super3 entry shares an engine supplier with Shell V-Power Racing, which Shell team boss Ryan Story says makes the youngster’s feedback valuable.

Feeney, centre, with Scott McLaughlin and Johnson

“Broc in Super3 has a Mostech engine, admittedly a pre-Car of the Future spec engine, at the front that is still serviced by Mostech,” Story told Supercars.com.

“In addition to being able to reward his efforts in winning the Super3 crown this year, it's another opportunity for someone with familiarity of our motors to give us some feedback on how it all works and what the differences are with the 2020 changes, certainly the fly-by-wire in particular.”

A karting champion, Feeney spent a single year in the Toyota 86 Racing Series before jumping into Super3 this season.

He’d already sampled main game Supercar machinery before today, cutting laps at a test and the Saturday additional driver session at Winton with Penrite Racing.

Feeney is mentored by 2014 Bathurst 1000 winner Morris, following in the footsteps of current Penrite Racing star Anton De Pasquale.

Shell V-Power Racing is running three cars at its Ipswich test, with the #17 entry's day compromised by a brake failure with Alex Premat at the wheel mid-morning.

The Red Bull Holden Racing Team, Kostecki Brothers Racing and Matt Stone Racing are also on track; MSR giving new Super2 recruit David Russell laps alongside its main game entry.

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