KBR aiming for full-time 2020 campaign

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 15/11/2019
  • By Connor O'Brien

Brodie Kostecki believes his family-run team could be a top 10 runner “quite often” if they can achieve their goal of being on the Supercars grid full-time next year.

Kostecki Brothers Racing ran a wildcard entry for Brodie and his cousin Jake across the three recent PIRTEK Enduro Cup rounds.

After crashing out at Bathurst, they took 18th and 16th on the Gold Coast and then 16th at Sandown.

It was at the Victorian circuit where they shone brightest, starting the 500 from seventh and running a genuine fourth during the opening stint.

The question now turns to what they will do in 2020.

Brodie and Jake both started the season in the Dunlop Super2 Series before focusing their full attention on their main game debut, while Jake’s brother Kurt is completing a full second-tier campaign for Triple Eight.

The team could buy one of three spare Racing Entitlements Contracts currently in Supercars’ possession for a full-time shot or continue with a second wildcard program.

A return to Super2 appears unlikely, having upgraded their Commodore to ZB specification.

“We’ve been weighing up all of our options and it’s a pretty hard one to sort of choose for next year,” Brodie told Supercars.com.

“Obviously you need quite a big budget to run full-time and we don’t have that at this time.

“We’re always trying to find new partners to come onboard and that’s the ultimate goal, is to run full-time next year, but we just have to find the people to get behind us and support us like Boost Mobile has for this campaign.”

Having proven at Sandown they wouldn’t be bullied wheel-to-wheel by veteran rivals, Brodie said it was “definitely really exciting” to show they can cut it at the top level.

“Being able to go to Gold Coast and finish 16th on the Sunday and for Jake to run in the top five on pace [at Sandown] and me finishing eighth on Saturday shows that we can do this,” he said.

“And that’s only doing it part-time as well, so hopefully if we did get the chance to do it full-time we could be a good small outfit and we could run in the top 10 quite often.”

The Supercars season will wrap up at the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 next weekend.

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