Jack Le Brocq's V8 Supercar Dunlop Series campaign has taken a huge step forward this weekend as he celebrates his first podium finish in the category.
After qualifying third for the opening race at the UBET Perth SuperSprint, the 22-year-old had slipped into second place by the first corner of the race, before he succumbed to a charging Cameron Waters to finish third.
He believes today's result has been fruitful learning as he adjusts to his new team MW Motorsport, and prepares to co-drive the Erebus Motorsport V8 entry of Ash Walsh in the PIRTEK Enduro Cup.
"I'm pretty rapt with how today went... and if we can keep staying on the podium the next two races, that will be a big win for us," he told v8supercars.com.au.
"That's our best result so far in the Dunlop Series and we're learning more and more every time we're out on track.
"This has really helped me step forward in the process of learning the cars and getting everything together. Hopefully we have a better car to try and challenge young Cam Waters tomorrow."
Le Brocq is an accomplished racer, having the coveted Australian Formula Ford Championship and the CAMS Rising Star Award on his resume.
He debuted in the series last year with Image Racing, but joins Chirs Pither and Simon Evans at his new team, who finished today's race secondand 13th respectively.
"The team has really gelled and it's just a great bunch of guys," he told v8supercars.com.au.
"I'm starting to get really comfortable with the team and the car. It's going well, we've got a good car at the moment, just chasing a bit of tyre life but we'll try and tune it up over night and see how we go."
The third place finish for Le Brocq proved to be valuable to his title assault, moving him up to fifth place in the standings - 110 points adrift off leader Waters.
The Dunlop Series' second race at the UBET Perth SuperSprint begins at 10.10am tomorrow, ahead of race three at 12.45pm.