TEKNO: SYDNEY MOTORSPORT PARK REPORT

Jack Le Brocq aboard the Team TEKNO Holden Commodore has registered his fifth top-ten result of the year Sydney Motorsport Park, with a ninth-place performance under lights.

Le Brocq once again had strong race pace, which he was able to take advantage of a mid-field starting position.

The race was the first Supercars event to be contested under lights on Australian soil since 1997, with a fantastic spectacle provided for the large crowd trackside.

“That was a great reward for the team, we’ve had a fast car all weekend, and put together another strong race,” said Le Brocq.

“We’re starting to put a bit of momentum together at the business end of the year, which is really very pleasing.

“We burned the tyres off the car early in the first stint, but with the strategy we were able to really pick things up after that – it’s all a learning experience with every race we do.

“Racing under lights here at Sydney Motorsport Park was an awesome experience – hopefully we can do a lot more of this in future.

“I can’t wait to get stuck in at the next round at The Bend, it will be a level playing field for everyone, and I think we’re in a great position to take advantage of it!”

Supercars under lights
The event opened with 40-minutes of practice on Friday evening, with the squad focussing on race setup and not utilising new tyres to set the 21st best time.

Saturday’s early afternoon practice session saw Le Brocq sit second on the charts in the closing moments, before settling for sixth fastest at the chequered flag.

By being placed seventh on combined practice times, Le Brocq was able to skip the first segment of qualifying, while his time in the second session saw the rookie claim grid position 15.

After the opening lap Le Brocq settled into 14th position, before starting his march forward.

A long first stint saw Le Brocq take his first pit service on lap 19 from fifth position, before running much of the next leg in 13th.

Le Brocq headed to the pits for the second time on lap 38, once again from fifth, returning to the action in tenth place, with a green set of tyres assisting in setting the fastest lap of the race up to that point.

Making his way up to fourth by lap 56 of 77, Le Brocq headed to the pits for his third and final tyre change.

The safety car made an appearance on lap 58 when the rear wing fell off Todd Hazelwood’s car at turn one, with Le Brocq lining up for the restart from position eight.

Following the resumption of action, Nick Percat made it past, with Le Brocq able to hold station in ninth to the finish.

After 21 races of season 2018, Le Brocq now sits in position 18 in the standings, with the title battle now moving to a new event at The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia from August 24-26.

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