Jack Le Brocq has admitted his badly-burned right foot feels tender when moving between the throttle and the brake pedal of Truck Assist Racing Ford Mustang.
Le Brocq received severe burns to his right foot during the season-opening Repco Mt Panorama 500.
It’s believed the burns, which consigned Le Brocq to crutches between events, were caused by an overheating issue in the driver's footwell.
Although Tickford Racing was unable to pinpoint the exact cause of the problem, the team has bolstered the heat shielding throughout the its fleet of three Mustangs to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
Following Saturday morning’s two practice sessions at the Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint, Le Brocq reported the changes were working well.
However, the 29-year-old admitted his foot is still tender.
“The heat shield is doing wonders,” Le Brocq told Supercars.com.
“It’s actually going really, really good, it’s hard to say before we go and do a long run because that’s when the heat starts to build up.
"I don’t think its going to be an issue.
“It’s not too bad, its actually better than I thought it would be.
Le Brocq qualified an impressive fifth for the 36-lap Race 3, which will commence at 4:45pm.
The Repco Supercars Championship field has returned to Victoria this weekend at the Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint. Tickets are on sale now.
The event will be broadcast live on Foxtel and will be streamed on Kayo. Check out the full weekend schedule here.