Favourite emerges for $15,000 Hard Charger

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 30/10/2019
  • By Connor O'Brien

Tekno Autosports drivers Jack Le Brocq and Jonathon Webb are in the box seat to take something out of their rough 2019 campaign.

The #19 combination have built a commanding lead in the V6 AMAROK Hard Charger standings after a season-best weekend at the Vodafone Gold Coast 600.

The pair managed 13th place finishes on both days, having moved forward from 25th on the Saturday grid and starting 22nd on the Sunday.

Le Brocq and Webb have now made up 30 places during the three PIRTEK Enduro Cup races to date, with just the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 to come.

The Supercars season will finish at Newcastle, but results there will not count towards the Hard Charger award and its attached $15,000 prizemoney given it is not an endurance event.

Second in the pecking order is Kelly Racing’s Garry Jacobson/Dean Fiore (18), with Scott Pye/Warren Luff and Macauley Jones/Dean Canto holding a share of third with 16 places gained.

No other combination is less than 20 points behind Le Brocq/Webb.

“We’re leading the Hard Charger at the moment which is pretty cool so that’s a nice little bonus for everyone,” said Le Brocq.

“We basically avoided all of that carnage at the start there [on Sunday], I don’t know what happened down at Turn 11, but somehow we got through half-unscathed.

“We had bent steering after that but other than that we got to the end and scored some points, which is pretty cool.

“It’s just good for the guys, it’s been a tough year.”

Penrite Racing veterans David Reynolds and Luke Youlden had led the standings after their 22nd to fifth drive at Bathurst, but tumbled down the order after losing 15 spots in the Saturday race at Gold Coast.

The Penrite Oil Sandown 500 will take place on November 8-10.

AMAROK V6 Hard Charger standings

Pos Primary Driver Co-Driver Charge
1 Jack Le Brocq Jonathon Webb 30
2 Garry Jacobson Dean Fiore 18
3 Scott Pye Warren Luff 16
4 Macauley Jones Dean Canto 16
5 James Courtney Jack Perkins 10
6 James Golding Richard Muscat 10
7 Lee Holdsworth Thomas Randle 9
8 Brodie Kostecki Jake Kostecki 7
9 Alexander Rossi James Hinchcliffe 7
10 Anton De Pasquale Will Brown 6
11 Simona De Silvestro Alex Rullo 6
12 Tim Slade Ash Walsh 5
13 Shane van Gisbergen Garth Tander 4
14 Rick Kelly Dale Wood 4
15 David Reynolds Luke Youlden 3
16 Jamie Whincup Craig Lowndes 1
17 Nick Percat Tim Blanchard 1
18 Scott McLaughlin Alex Premat -2
19 Will Davison Alex Davison -2
20 Richie Stanaway Chris Pither -2
21 Fabian Coulthard Tony D'Alberto -3
22 Andre Heimgartner Bryce Fullwood -6
23 Mark Winterbottom Steven Richards -7
24 Todd Hazelwood Jack Smith -9
25 Chaz Mostert James Moffat -13
26 Cameron Waters Michael Caruso -14
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