Feeney wants championship one-two

12 Feb
'You do want to beat your teammate, but you have to beat everyone else first'
  • Triple Eight one-two the "biggest goal", says Broc Feeney

  • Will Brown joins Feeney at Triple Eight in 2024

  • Triple Eight one of six teams to score championship one-twos

Broc Feeney wants ultimate glory for Triple Eight in 2024, with the young driver outlining a championship one-two as the team’s biggest goal.

Triple Eight was beaten to both championships by Erebus Motorsport last year after a dramatic and oftentimes controversial title fight.

The storyline included Will Brown’s mid-season defection to Triple Eight, with Feeney and Brown forming the youngest line-up on the grid.

The off-season has since featured more drama, with champion Brodie Kostecki to be absent when lights go out for Race 1 at the Thrifty Bathurst 500.

Feeney is aiming high and wants Red Bull Ampol Racing to chase an historic one-two championship finish — something only six teams have achieved.

Triple Eight is eyeing an unprecedented sixth one-two, having done so with Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes (2011-13) and Shane van Gisbergen and Whincup (2016, 2021).

However, Feeney knows he and Brown have to work together to get there, regardless of who ends up on top.

"At the end of the day, we're both trying to win, but you both can't win,” the 21-year-old said. 

"We get along really well. Even me and Shane, there were a couple of times where it wasn’t so nice, but you get back to the truck and it’s brand new.

“I think we’re going to get along really well. The biggest goal here is trying to be one-two.

“You do want to beat your teammate, but you have to beat everyone else first.”

Whincup was part of Triple Eight’s five one-twos as a driver, beating Lowndes three times before being pipped by van Gisbergen twice.

While the most dominant team in Supercars history, Triple Eight has also had its fair share of teammate bust-ups.

Notably, Whincup and van Gisbergen clashed several times in 2021, while the team had to grapple with a team orders situation between van Gisbergen and Feeney in Townsville last year.

“To have Will onboard alongside Broc is fantastic for us. I can’t think of a younger, more exciting driver combination than those two heading into this year,” said Whincup, who will race in the enduros with Feeney for a third season.

“We’ll make sure we give them the best cars on the grid, and then it’s going to up to them to showcase what we can do.

“It doesn’t matter which car wins the race, as long as it’s one of them. It’s my job to make sure there’s a healthy rivalry between the two of them.

“I want them to go out there and race hard against each other, but make they’ve got the team’s interests front and centre.

“We’ll do what we can to get both cars up the front, and if we can finish one-two, that’s the goal.”

The new season will get underway at the Thrifty Bathurst 500 on February 23-25. Tickets are on sale now.

ATCC/Supercars championship one-twos

1977: Moffat Ford Dealers (Allan Moffat, Colin Bond)

1988: Dick Johnson Racing (Dick Johnson, John Bowe)

1989: Dick Johnson Racing (Dick Johnson, John Bowe)

1991: Gibson Motorsport (Jim Richards, Mark Skaife)

1992: Gibson Motorsport (Mark Skaife, Jim Richards)

1993: Glenn Seton Racing (Glenn Seton, Alan Jones)

2004: Stone Brothers Racing (Marcos Ambrose, Russell Ingall)

2011: Triple Eight Race Engineering (Jamie Whincup, Craig Lowndes)

2012: Triple Eight Race Engineering (Jamie Whincup, Craig Lowndes)

2013: Triple Eight Race Engineering (Jamie Whincup, Craig Lowndes)

2016: Triple Eight Race Engineering (Shane van Gisbergen, Jamie Whincup)

2021: Triple Eight Race Engineering (Shane van Gisbergen, Jamie Whincup)

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