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Engine change for Kostecki car after Darwin DNS

Supercars
15 Jun
Brodie Kostecki was a non-starter in Saturday's Darwin Triple Crown opener
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  • Brodie Kostecki Camaro set for engine change

  • Kostecki a non-starter in Darwin Triple Crown opener

  • Erebus driver forced out of Perth finale with engine issues

Reigning champion Brodie Kostecki will head into Sunday with a fresh engine following a Saturday DNS in Darwin.

Four weeks after suffering his first DNF since 2021, Kostecki struck consecutive zero-point days with a DNS at Hidden Valley.

The #1 Erebus Motorsport Chevrolet was slow getting away for the formation lap, and pulled into the garage before the race start.

It came after Kostecki lost time in Friday practice with a similar issue.

Speaking during the race, Kostecki said: “Unfortunately, this weekend has just been plagued with problems.

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“We’ve had this problem all weekend, with the engine not feeling quite right.

“I went to leave the pits, just put the clutch in, ready to take off, and the lights went out. I was able to make the out-lap, but it was trying to stall all the time.

"We’re not quite sure what it is. We think it’s electrical, but we’ll have to wait and see."

The team has since confirmed the #1 will undergo an engine change ahead of Sunday’s action.

The latest issue after Kostecki was ruled out of the Perth finale mid-way through the race due to an engine issue, which consigned the 26-year-old to his first DNF in 71 starts.

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