Jack Le Brocq aboard the SS Signs TEKNO Commodore came away from his debut solo Supercars event with a straight car, and numerous lessons learned.
Apart from being Le Brocq’s first full time Supercars start, the occasion marked TEKNO’s 100th Supercars Championship event, and the first round with Adrian Burgess in place as TEKNO’s Group Principal.
“It was a pretty tough initiation, but there are a lot of positive lessons to take away from it,” said Le Brocq.
“By the end of the weekend we had some decent speed, and Campbell (Little) really worked with me on my driving technique, which started to show some results.
“There is a lot of potential with the team and the car, we’ll head home and do our homework before the Grand Prix.”
Friday practice running saw Le Brocq lower his times between the pair of 40-minute-long sessions, however the day’s 20 minutes of qualifying didn’t go to plan, as a brush with the notorious turn eight wall relegated the number 19 machine to grid position 26 for the opener.
Steering clear of the carnage on track, Le Brocq was hobbled by an overly thirsty engine in the first 250km leg, which resulted in the race becoming one of fuel conservation.
Despite an additional tour to the pits for a top up, Le Brocq was classified in 20th position at the chequered flag.
Juggling tyres in Sunday’s qualifying, and not posting a quick lap at the end of the session, saw Le Brocq line up for race two from 22nd.
A tour up the turn nine escape road, coupled with a pair of penalties saw Le Brocq recover to finish in 22nd position.
Following the first two races of 31 for season 2018, Le Brocq currently sits in position 22nd in the series standings.
The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship continues from March 22 to 25 at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, with the event the very first at the venue to be contested for Championship points.