|“Then coming onto the straight, something happened between Todd (Hazelwood) and (Richie) Stanaway, they slowed up, then Andre (Heimgartner) just drilled the side of us, which ripped the steering rack out of it, and that was it.
“In qualifying, we just couldn’t get the new tyres to work… yesterday in the race we had good speed, which makes today all the more disappointing.”
The event started on a positive note for Le Brocq, who registered the 11thfastest time in the opening 45 minutes of practice on Friday, before settling for 24th in the later outing.
Finding new tyre pace proved to be an issue on Saturday morning, with both the final practice session and qualifying for race 15 netting 26th position.
Gaining two places on the opening tour of the 42 lap first race, Le Brocq pitted from ninth position on lap nine.