Le Brocq taking momentum into run of races

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 13/08/2020
  • By Connor O'Brien

Jack Le Brocq has declared it’s the perfect time for him to head into four straight weekends of racing, fresh off his maiden Supercars victory.

The Supercheap Mustang driver took out an entertaining Truck Assist Sydney SuperSprint finale last month, just pipping polesitter Andre Heimgartner.

That success lifted him to 13th in the standings and now he wants more through the northern leg of the championship.

The upcoming four-week swing will involve four successive race meetings, two at Darwin and two at Townsville.

“Obviously the Sydney win was unreal and a huge boost of confidence, and with four weeks of racing ahead it’s good to head into it with that momentum,” Le Brocq said.

“I really enjoy racing at Hidden Valley, so to do it twice will be a heap of fun.

“With limited practice it’s always important to start the weekend strong, so if we can do that and play the tyre strategy right it’ll help us make the most out of the weekend.”

For Tickford Racing teammate Cameron Waters, it’s a slightly different story heading in.

The Mildura product has often been leading the charge for Tickford this season but found himself having a rare off round last month, taking a sixth, ninth and 18th.

So as opposed to Le Brocq looking to carry momentum in, the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown this weekend shapes as a chance for Waters to get back on track.

“Darwin is a place I really enjoy coming to. It’s nice and warm, it’s a track I really enjoy driving around, and it’s a place I generally go quite well at,” he said.

“Last year I ended up with two fourths and was quite close to a podium, so this year it’s all about going there to get podiums and score points.

“Obviously there are a few things thrown in there with the tyre rules, so we’ll have to juggle that, but if we walk away without a trophy from the weekend I’ll probably be disappointed.”

Tickford team principal Tim Edwards is optimistic of the four-car squad’s chances.

“The team’s had a good week up in Darwin enjoying the weather and are obviously feeling pretty good after Jack’s win in Sydney, but they’re ready to get into it this weekend and fight for more,” said Edwards.

“The tyre rules are the same as the last round, so getting the maximum points out of the weekend will be down to not just outright pace, but strategy and when you choose to use your best tyres.

“If Sydney was any indicator, it should continue to shake up the order and produce great racing.”

The BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown will be broadcast live on Ten, Fox Sports and streaming on Kayo.

Fox Sports 506 will broadcast every session ad-free from 11:15am-5:15pm on Saturday and 11:15am-4:55pm AEST on Sunday.

Network Ten’s broadcast will run from midday to 5pm AEST on both Saturday and Sunday.

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