Brown, Feeney explain handling of AGP battle

21 Mar
'The race car driver in me wants to have a crack, obviously'
  • Will Brown wanted to "have a crack" at Broc Feeney in Race 3

  • Feeney regained points lead with Albert Park win

  • Brown happy with result despite missing out on first AGP win

Will Brown wanted to “have a crack” at Broc Feeney in Race 3, but was satisfied with how Triple Eight managed the fight for victory in Melbourne.

Brown was within 0.3s of Feeney midway through the race, before the latter eventually raced away to victory by over two seconds.

Erstwhile championship leader Brown was in discussions with the team during the race, which was ultimately managed by drivers and team to bring home a one-two.

Brown wasn’t disappointed to miss out on another win, but ceded the "the race car driver in me wants to have a crack."

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"I'm new to the team. They've done a fantastic job over the last 15 years of having two fast drivers and two fast cars,” Brown said.

"So they've got to manage this, and sometimes you're the winner and sometimes you're the loser.

"And, I think Broc was really fast then. At the end of the day, he wants to conserve to make sure that he's fast at the end. And he did a fantastic job of that. I would have done the exact same in his position.

“But, the race car driver in me wants to have a crack, obviously, and have a race. But no, it was good. It's awesome that Triple Eight got the one-two. I'm not disappointed in any way at all.

"I'm quite happy with the outcome, but yeah, it's one of those things.”


The team has already managed an on-track battle with the two drivers, with Feeney asking if he could pass Brown in the early stages of Race 2 in Bathurst, despite being penalised for an early clash with James Golding.

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"Yeah, obviously Bathurst was a little different, cause once I found out I had the penalty, there was no reason for me to hold up Will in that scenario,” Feeney said.

"But, it's always a great thing to have this as a talking point. Obviously, me and Shane [van Gisbergen] went through it last year with racing a lot.

“The big thing's being clear and open about it. We were talking quite a lot on that radio throughout the race just to see what was happening.

“I could see Will was pretty fast — every time he'd try and get to my rear bar, I'd try and do a good lap time and try and break that and just show that I did have some good speed there.

“The team's done a great job. I'm sure we're gonna have plenty of times where Will's on the other side of the fence, and I'm on the other side of the fence.

“But, at the end of the day, we are racing, but we've gotta make sure we're ahead of everyone else before we go into a full battle."

Brown will start second ahead of Feeney for Friday's Race 4, with Cam Waters starting from pole.

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