Jack Le Brocq continues along the learning curve in his rookie Supercars season, with a solid weekend for the Team TEKNO/AusPT Commodore at the Australian Grand Prix.
Varied weather conditions over the event made life interesting, with the crew working hard to tune the car and driver for the temporary Albert Park circuit.
“It’s been a good weekend, but there’s still a long way for me to go in totally understanding how the Triple 8 car works and what I need out of it, especially in terms of getting the car to go fast and look after its tyres,” said Le Brocq.
Le Brocq: focused
“Overall I’m much happier with the car at the end of the weekend than how we rolled out in race one.
“Symmons Plains next up should be good, it’s a track that I know well, I’ve done laps there last year in the Super 2 car, so at least we can hit the ground running, without having to learn a new track like this weekend.
“Going forward, there should be a few good tracks, where I think we will continue to develop and move up the order.”
After starting from 19th position for race one on Friday, Le Brocq was unfortunately turned around at the end of the second lap by Simona De Silvestro, dropping to the back of the pack.
A staunch fightback saw him claim 20th position at the chequered flag.
The heavens opened before the start of the second race of the weekend on Saturday, with Le Brocq able to climb one position in the race to be classified 22nd.
Jack Le Brocq in action in the Saturday evening race
The track in the Saturday evening race got progressively slicker as the light faded.
Le Brocq was one of the competitors to head to the pits for wet tyres as the heavens opened, which resulted in a 22nd place effort when those that stayed on slicks led the field home.
For the fourth and final race on Sunday, Le Brocq survived the safety car punctuated encounter to finish 21st.
Following the first six races of season 2018, Le Brocq sits in position 21 in the series standings.
The Supercars Championship now heads south to Tasmania, with the cars set to take to Symmons Plains Raceway from April 6 to 8.
Thank you to TEKNO’s valued partners, with a special mention to AusPT for joining us as naming rights partner for the AGP.
A further thank you to the Queenslanders who joined us today at TEKNO HQ for our first ‘Cars + Coffee + Racing’ event. We had lots of fun and we look forward to hosting you again soon.