Jack Le Brocq has had the best event of his Supercars season to date, with the Team TEKNO/AusPT Commodore registering a double top-ten result from Symmons Plains Raceway in Tasmania.
Finishing tenth in the opening race set the stage for a fifth-place effort on Sunday, with the rookie continuing to come to terms with the car.
The result was in part due to a driving style change for Le Brocq, who transitioned to right foot braking after using his left foot up to this stage in his career.
Le Brocq: continues to learn the new car
“It was pretty awesome to be able to back up the result from yesterday, it’s a great payoff for all of the hard work everyone has been putting in through the first few rounds,” said Le Brocq.
“There’s a long way to go this year, but the next few tracks we visit should really suit us, Phillip Island especially is one of my favourite circuits.
“I switched over to right foot braking this weekend, it took a little bit of getting used to, but with every session it became more and more comfortable.
“I’m starting to gel with the car and understand what it needs set up wise; I can’t wait to keep on improving.”
Jack Le Brocq in action in front of the big Tasmanian crowd
Three practice sessions opened the event over Friday and Saturday, with Le Brocq improving between each run, from 22nd, to 15th and finally 12th.
A new-for-Symmons Plains split qualifying format saw Le Brocq use up the best of his tyres early, before setting the ninth best time ahead of the opening 50 lap race of the weekend.
Taking an early pit service from the TEKNO crew saw Le Brocq positioned strongly throughout the race, before eventually greeting the chequered flag in tenth position.
Setting the fourth best time in the Sunday morning final practice session placed Le Brocq at the sharp end of the qualifying order, which was converted into fifth on the starting grid.
Throughout the 84 lap encounter, Le Brocq held his cool and position.
Despite a broken front splitter and threatening skies, the Supercars main game debutant brought the car home in fifth position.
Following the eight races, Le Brocq now sits in position 17 in the 2018 series standings.
The Supercars Championship moves on to the wide-open spaces of the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, with the cars set to take to the track from April 20-22.
Thank you to TEKNO’s valued partners, with a special mention to AusPT for joining us as naming rights partner once again in Tasmania.