After making his Supercars Championship debut at the Sandown 500 in September, this week 2016 CAMS Australian Formula 4 Champion Will Brown will contest the pinnacle of Australian motor sport – the Bathurst 1000.
Partnering with full-time Erebus Motorsprot driver Anton de Pasquale, the young duo finished the RABBLE.Club Sandown 500 in 12th place.
“I started from ninth and made a couple spots in the first lap and then held that for most of my stint before I handed the car over to Anton,” Brown said.
“The car felt really good and we had pretty good pace compared to the guys around us. I was a little nervous heading in for our first driver change, I took my helmet fan off with about five laps to go but when I pitted everything seemed to go alright.
“We can probably do a couple things better next time but I’m really happy with the day overall and for two rookies I think we did a good job.”
Though it is not the first time that the 2016 Champion has competed at Mount Panorama, with previous stints in the Bathurst 12 Hour, Toyota 86 Series and Super2 Series.
Brown will again double-stint at Bathurst with a 250 kilometre Super2 race on Saturday with Eggleston Motorsport, prior to Sunday’s 1000 kilometre Supercars feature race.
The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 commences on Thursday 4 October, with Brown’s first Super2 practice session at 8:45am and Supercars co-drivers session at 12:55pm.