Cousins battle it out for quali duties

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 10/10/2019
  • By Connor O'Brien

Being nominated as the primary driver for his family team’s Bathurst wildcard is nothing more than a label, insists Brodie Kostecki.

Brodie, 21, is the more accomplished of the cousins sharing the Boost Mobile-backed Holden, with four Dunlop Super2 Series race wins to his name.

Jake, 19, will take part in the dedicated co-driver sessions on Thursday and Friday, but could yet earn the right to qualify the car.

“On paper there’s primary and co-driver but for us inside as a team, that’s not the case,” said Brodie told Supercars.com.

“We’re here to get the best results possible and that can be achieved in many different ways.”

That creates a scenario whereby the duo could conceivably spend practice battling it out for the right to take the wheel in Friday afternoon’s qualifying session.

“There’s no set strategy for anything so whoever is fastest out of both of us will end up qualifying the car,” he continued.

“We’re pretty open-minded about all of that at the moment, so I think we will just see how the first couple of practice sessions go and make our mind up from there.”

Brodie’s Super2 exploits this year include a victory at the Adelaide season-opener, while Jake’s campaign had been headlined by an ARMOR ALL Pole Position in Townsville.

The pair learnt plenty from a pre-Bathurst test at Queensland Raceway last week where they completed about 400km of running incorporating set-up work, pitstop practice and driver changes.

“I think the biggest thing for us was just understanding the ZB and how sensitive it is compared to the VF,” Brodie said.

“The VF was sort of stuck in a very small window with the rear wing, having to run max all of the time.

“This car is quite a bit different.”

A Boost Mobile livery was yesterday unveiled for the Kostecki Brothers Racing #56 Commodore.

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