Le Brocq frustrated by lively Davison battle

"Obviously didn't like the Chevy badge on the front of my thing and was playing hard to get"
  • Jack Le Brocq laments poor start, Will Davison battle

  • Davison and Le Brocq nose-to-tail in first stint

  • Le Brocq fourth in Race 14, Davison 12th

Jack Le Brocq was left to rue a poor start and a lively battle with Will Davison in the Townsville finale, despite the pole-sitter bringing home his best result of 2024.

Sitting on the pole, the Erebus Motorsport recruit bogged down off the line and dropped behind Cam Waters, Thomas Randle and Davison.

Chaz Mostert got by Davison and Le Brocq, who launched an attack on the Shell V-Power Racing Ford on lap 8 into Turn 2. Davison got the over-under, leaving Le Brocq vulnerable to eventual winner Matt Payne.

Le Brocq and Payne made contact through Turn 5, before Payne cleared Davison on the following lap.

From lap 9 to lap 24, Le Brocq couldn't get by Davison, with the duo five seconds from the lead by the time Payne stopped on lap 19.

Erebus brought the #9 Tyrepower Camaro in for its first stop on lap 24, before Davison stopped on lap 31. The #17 emerged well down the order, with Davison ultimately missing out on strategy and finishing 12th.

Speaking on the Schick Cool Down Lap podcast after the race, Le Brocq said he had "a bunch of fun," but lamented the poor start and getting "caught up" with Davison.

"To be honest, the start stuffed us and then just got caught up with Davo who was running to white lines," the 32-year-old said.


"I don't know why he was driving the way he was. But anyway, Matt Payne came along, he didn't block or do anything. Don't know what he's got against me at the moment.

"But, anyway, it's an interesting one. We'll take it to Sydney and keep boxing on and have some fun.”

Le Brocq clarified that he had no bad blood with Davison, adding: "It's funny, we were having a good conversation this morning.

"It's one of those things, you have your battles on track in bits and pieces, that's the way it is, and you come off track and you do your thing, so, yeah, nothing against Will.

"I just don't know why he wanted to block so hard on myself only when he made it pretty easy for Payne and a couple of the other guys.

“It is what it is. Obviously didn't like the Chevy badge on the front of my thing and was playing hard to get."

Davison and Le Brocq are seventh and eighth, covered by five points, heading to the Panasonic Air Conditioning Sydney SuperNight. Tickets for the event are on sale now.

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