Feeney 'limited the damage' to Brown in Perth

22 May
Broc Feeney finished fifth and seventh in the two Perth races as Will Brown finished second and third
2 mins by James Pavey
  • Will Brown opens margin to Broc Feeney from 71 to 136 points

  • Feeney fifth and seventh as Brown takes two podiums

  • Brown out-qualified Feeney on both days in Perth

Broc Feeney says his rollercoaster Perth weekend was a case of damage limitation, with the margin to Will Brown opening up to 136 points.

Feeney finished fifth and seventh in the two Perth races as teammate and championship leader Brown finished second and third, despite copping a penalty in the latter.

The margin between the Red Bull Ampol Racing teammates was 71 points heading into the weekend, but Brown outscored Feeney by 65 points to put more breathing room between the two.

"To be honest, I’m pretty disappointed to walk away with a fifth and seventh for the weekend," Feeney said after Sunday's race.


"But I think we maximised where we could, and limited the damage that was done."

Feeney qualified 12th on Sunday, missing a Q3 berth. The reigning Sandown 500 winner was forced to fight through the field, and is determined to rectify his qualifying woes, having started behind Brown twice.

"I missed out on Q3 which was really disappointing and we just seemed a bit off this morning," the Queenslander said.

"We need to have a look into it because it’s very hard in these short races to move forward a long way.

"For the race, disregarding the position we finished in, it was quite enjoyable. The first 10 laps were pretty fun because I think I passed four-or-so cars which was pretty cool. The guys were respectful to race which made it really fun.

"To change four tyres then come back through the pack was good and our car felt a lot better today – I felt like I had the pace to be a bit further up the field."

Red Bull Ampol Racing extended its lead in the teams' championship, with Walkinshaw Andretti United and Tickford Racing moving up after their respective wins.

The season will resume in Darwin on June 14-16.

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