Brown returns to Eseries
MOTORSPORT: Will Brown’s return to the Supercars Eseries didn’t exactly go to plan Wednesday night.
The Toowoomba driver however was relatively happy with his efforts on what was a difficult night for some of the Erebus Motorsport team.
Erebus Motorsport’s Brodie Kostecki tasted success claiming a fifth podium on his way to clinching the All Stars crown at Watkins Glen.
Boost Mobile teammate Jarrad Filsell took fourth in the Pro Series championship after a terror run at the Hungaroring.
And it was also a similar theme for junior driver Jobe Stewart, plus wildcard entries Brown and Jaylyn Robotham.
Brown was part of the 31car grid that started the Watkins Glen race and came unstuck early.
Robotham and Brown, who lined up from P13 and P14, were both involved in an opening lap incident.
Brown got the better start of the pair, though was forced to avoid Matt Mclean who stalled in front, pulling right and clipping Robotham’s Holden which was subsequently sent into the fence.
Brown unfortunately didn’t make it much further, with a tap from Scott Pye behind also sending him off the road before the opening corner.
Both drivers were forced to pit for repairs before rejoining now a lap behind.
Despite the early setback Brown refused to give up before finishing in 24th place.
“The start of the race was definitely disappointing,” Brown said.
“I broke into turn one trying to be conservative just wanting to complete the race but I got taken out.
“It was pretty disappointing, I was actually really excited to get back into the Eseries and have a crack but as usual everyone’s ambitions are a little bit higher and there’s a lot of crashing but it was still a lot of fun.
“We were doing pretty well in practice, we were sitting about sixth out of everyone practising but then I got crashed into in qualifying on two out of my three runs.
“I think we could have easily been in the top 10 and racing up the front a bit more.
“Overall I’m pretty happy with how I went, especially since the other guys have done six more weeks of this than I have, so I’m pretty happy with my driving but not so happy with the result.”
The real-life Supercars will resume at the end of next month, with four consecutive events taking place at Sydney Motorsport Park, before the season wraps up in December with the Bathurst 1000.