Feeney out to limit 'bad days' in title hunt

12 Jun
"Perth was a pretty tough one to take, to be honest… we just need to make sure that we don't have that happen again"
2 mins by James Pavey
  • Broc Feeney out to avoid more 'bad days' in 2024

  • Feeney has lost 119 points to Will Brown in two rounds

  • Feeney won podiumed in all three Darwin races last year

Broc Feeney is determined to limit the “bad days” in his championship bid, which has hit a snag in recent rounds.

Feeney arrives in Darwin 136 points behind Red Bull Ampol Racing teammate Will Brown, who has nine podium finishes in 10 starts this season.

The margin between the two was just 17 points after Melbourne, but Brown has put 119 points on Feeney across the Taupō and Perth rounds.

Feeney was undone by a poor run to 22nd in the New Zealand opener, before the gap widened further with finishes of fifth and seventh in Perth, the latter race coming after Feeney qualified 12th.

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“Obviously, Will's been doing a great job this year and super-consistent,” said Feeney, who is only 39 points ahead of Chaz Mostert.

“To be competitive and fighting for a championship, we certainly need to not have the bad days that we've been having.

“The last two have probably been a little bit tougher than what we'd like – Taupo Sunday was good, but we lost a bit on Saturday – but Perth was a pretty tough one to take, to be honest.

“It was a was certainly an off weekend for us, so we just need to make sure that we don't have that happen again, because it's a long championship. But [after] a tough weekend, you've got to claw back a lot.

“Going to Darwin, hopefully we can be back in the mix and get some good points.”

Critically, Feeney returns to one of his strongest stops from the 2023 calendar, when he scored three podiums — including a win — and topped the round point score.

“I'm keen to get to Darwin,” the 21-year-old said.

“It was probably our strongest round last year as a whole — three podiums. I love going up there; it's always good fun, good time of the year to be up there.

“Normally, you can have a good weekend when you're having a bit of fun, so looking forward to it and hopefully we can get back on top.”

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