#TEAMTEKNO: WINTON SUPERSPRINT RACE REPORT

Jack Le Brocq aboard the SS Signs/TeamTEKNO Commodore continued along the learning curve in his rookie Supercars season, as the championship took to Winton Motor Raceway.

The weekend saw Le Brocq register race results of 15th and 17th, with some positives to take away from the event.

“Obviously the wet weather on Friday made life tough, but when it was dry in the afternoon we had some good speed on old tyres,” said Le Brocq.
Jack Le Brocq prepares for action
“The start of Saturday’s race didn’t exactly go to plan when we were spun out, but we had some good pace and were able to work our way back past a few cars.

“Today was a tough slog – it’s so tight here at Winton, if you start down the order, it’s hard to make your way forward.

“We’re still learning things with every round, and I can’t wait to get to Darwin to have another crack.”

Kicking off the weekend was a co-driver only session on Friday morning, with Supercars legend Greg Murphy taking the wheel for 30 minutes on a sodden circuit, netting the 15th best time.

Wet conditions continued for the second session, with Le Brocq taking charge and setting the 17th best time, before settling for 21st on the super soft tyre in the dryer final run.

Le Brocq was once again 21st fastest in the final 45 minutes of practice on Saturday morning, before improving to 18th in the 15-minute-long qualifying session.

Taking in the Friday sunshine
The team’s race however unravelled on the opening lap, when Le Brocq was spun off track at turn four amongst the mid-pack melee, recovering without any lasting damage.

The team adjusted to a long opening stint, which saw Le Brocq pit from the lead on lap 29 of 40.

A late race safety car intervention bunched the field, with Le Brocq gaining two further positions in the run to the chequered flag, eventually being classified 15th.

Sunday morning’s 20-minute final qualifying saw Le Brocq set the 16th best time.

At the end of the opening tour of the 67-lap finale, Le Brocq was pushed wide at the penultimate turn, which saw the number 19 machine enter the pits for its first compulsory stop.

Upon resumption, Le Brocq got the upper hand in a battle with James Courtney, before engaging in a race-long train the Erebus Motorsport Commodores.

Le Brocq was classified 17th in the final run down.

Following 14 races, Le Brocq now sits in position 18 in the season standings, with the next round of the Championship set for Darwin’s Hidden Valley Raceway from Jun 15-17.

Thank you to TEKNO’s valued partners, with a special mention to SS Signs and Vehicle Wraps for joining us once again at Winton.

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