Brown admits 'balls-up' in practice crash

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 26/02/2021
  • By James Pavey

Will Brown has refused to let his Practice 1 accident affect himself and his team despite heavy damage being sustained to his Erebus Motorsport entry.

Brown suffered a heavy crash at the Dipper midway through the 60-minute session, which was topped by Walkinshaw Andretti United's Chaz Mostert.

The 22-year-old clipped the inside wall, with the #9 WD-40 Commodore catapulted into the outside barrier.

Brown managed to safely steer his damaged car away from the racing line, with the red flag flown.

It came after he demonstrated impressive pace early on, with Brown third on the time sheets at the time of the crash.

However, despite the major set-back, Brown was pleased by his pace prior to the accident.

"The cars were quick, we were driving well," he told the broadcast.

"Just a complete balls-up on my half. I'm not going to let it get us down, it's one of those things.

"You definitely shouldn't do it as a rookie, I did everything wrong as a rookie.

"I was just getting a lot of understeer through there on all my other laps and I sort of tried to turn in early to try stop the understeer and get in a bit closer.

"Turned in a bit too early in the end and did that. It's really disappointing, I'm probably out for the weekend now.

"It sucks for the team, it sucks for everyone but we'll keep our chins up and keep swinging on."

Erebus CEO Barry Ryan echoed his young driver's sentiments, saying Brown and Brodie Kostecki were given a license to attack the session.

"It's alright, he has having a crack, he was third in the session," Ryan told the broadcast.

"We've told him to go out and have fun and go fast.

"It's what he was doing, so no drama.

"Apparently we've got two rookies, so out drivers probably don't know what they're doing.

"But they're both saying the cars are really good.

"Will's showing the car is fast, and Brodie is fast, so no dramas with us."

Cars will return to the circuit for Practice 2 at 4:05pm AEDT.

This weekend's event will be broadcast live on Foxtel and the Seven Network, and will be streamed on Kayo. Check out the full TV schedule here.

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