‘Implausible’ podium overshadows pit cease drama: Brown
Will Brown has downplayed one other bungled pit cease that might have price him a second profession podium.
The Erebus Motorsport rookie obtained the higher of Jamie Whincup within the closing laps of the BP Final Sydney SuperSprint opener, which was received by Anton De Pasquale.
Assisted by teammate Brodie Kostecki, Brown was capable of get better from a sluggish cease to file his second podium end in Sydney.
“It was superior,” Brown stated of the closing laps battle.
“The beginning wasn’t too dangerous, however these final couple of laps, due to my teammate; I’ve the most effective teammate on the earth, in order that was superior.
“To get previous Jamie and get on the rostrum is unbelievable. I want the race was just a few laps longer.”
Brown launched from fifth for the 32-lap dash, and was swallowed by a speedy Chaz Mostert into Flip 1.
He managed to stick with the lead pack as Kostecki got here below hearth from Todd Hazelwood and Nick Percat.
Brown got here in for 4 new Dunlop Softs on lap 16; nevertheless, for the third week working, Erebus struck hassle in pit lane.
Mechanics stopped Brown from leaving the final lane to verify his entrance left wheel was safe, costing him 5 seconds.
It marks the third pit cease error for Erebus in as many weeks, with Brown lacking out on his maiden win within the Bunnings Commerce Sydney SuperNight.
Whincup stopped for brand new rubber on lap 11, with Purple Bull Ampol Racing attempting to maximise its undercut technique by choosing simply two proper tyres.
Nevertheless, it wasn’t sufficient to cease Brown, who on more energizing tyres, charged to 3rd.
Kostecki caught as much as Whincup first and inspired Brown into the battle.
The Erebus entries swapped fingers and Brown rapidly cleared Whincup for third within the closing laps, however Kostecki was unable to demote Whincup additional.
“Oh, neglect it,” Brown stated of the pit cease.
“Now that we’re on the rostrum, it’s kind of disappointing, however it’s what it’s.
“We stored racing and pressed on, so on the rostrum, we won’t be sad.
“You’ll be able to see we’re doing it as a group, Brodie and the entire group was unbelievable.
“They’ve labored tirelessly, and I am simply pumped. Erebus is in a very comfortable place proper now.”
Brown sits sixth within the Beaurepaires Sydney Cup, simply 91 factors behind Shane van Gisbergen.
Automobiles will return to the observe on Sunday for consecutive qualifying periods from 11:45am AEDT.
Race 27 will start at 1:30pm, adopted by Race 28 at 4:45pm.