TEKNO’s WATPAC TOWNSVILLE 400 RECAP

Jack Le Brocq aboard the SS Signs Commodore bounced back from a wrecked car on Saturday to an 11th place finish on Sunday, with the Team TEKNO crew being pushed to the limits.

The opening race ended with birthday boy Le Brocq pushed into the concrete wall on the final circuit, with repairs to the car taking until 4am Sunday.

The second 200km leg proved to be a complete reversal of performance for the squad, with a march up the order in an at times tight battle.

“Saturday was a tough deal, we struggled with the strategy and car pace, and to top it off was the silly accident at the end,” said Le Brocq.

“It all happened in a blink, I didn’t intend to be involved in any of that, we just got caught up in someone else’s accident.

“It was such a shame because it caused a lot of damage and an all-nighter for the crew, but tribute to them, they did a brilliant job in turning it around.

“We’ve got one of the smaller teams in pit lane, but they all went above and beyond to even make Sunday possible.

“Things were obviously much improved today, and we really were able to make some solid forward progress.

“After a tough few races, it’s encouraging, and we can’t wait to get to Queensland Raceway.”

Working hard over the kerbs
The weekend for the outfit started on a positive note, with the twin 40-minute long practice sessions on Friday producing results of 11th and eighth.

Qualifying for Saturday’s race 17 netted Le Brocq the 18th starting position for the 70-lap encounter, which was converted into 15th place in the opening exchanges.

Le Brocq took his first pit service on lap 18 from 12th place, although the middle segment proved to be difficult, with a lack of speed curtailing forward progress.

After stopping for the second time on lap 41 from 19th, Le Brocq was set to finish in that position, until a last lap clash with James Courtney exiting turn two sent the Tekno machine hard into the wall.

Le Brocq limped the damaged car to the chequered flag in 22nd position.

With the number 19 machine repaired for Sunday’s running, Le Brocq set the 19th best time in final qualifying.

Subsequent to a long opening stint, Le Brocq headed to the pits on lap 19 from 10th position, and once again on lap 42 from fifth.

Following a late-race safety car, a wild scramble to the finish ensued, with Le Brocq holding station in 11th.

Le Brocq now sits in position 20 in the season standings after Townsville, with the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship to continue at Queensland Raceway from July 20-22.

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

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Phone: 07 3807 6604

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