Le Brocq to lock in his racing fu­ture

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - SPORT - CON­NOR O’BRIEN @obrien_GCB

JACK Le Brocq has put be­yond doubt his likely home for the 2019 Su­per­cars sea­son, re­veal­ing he is in ad­vanced stages of ex­ten­sion talks with Yatala-based Te­kno Au­tosports.

As the high­est placed fin­isher of five rook­ies this year, Le Brocq is one of the key pieces left in the driver mar­ket.

Few seats are still to be fi­nalised

for next sea­son, with two up for grabs at Kelly Racing, one at Tick­ford Racing and Te­kno’s sole Com­modore.

Along with Le Brocq, the fu­tures of Lee Holdsworth, Richie Stan­away, Michael Caruso and An­dre Heim­gart­ner are to be de­ter­mined, while drivers such as Garry Ja­cob­son are hunt­ing a pro­mo­tion from Su­per2.

Le Brocq has been linked to a move to Tick­ford, who he

has pre­vi­ously driven for in Su­per2, but the 26-year-old

in­sisted a sec­ond sea­son at Te­kno is on the cards.

“I haven’t 100 per cent fi­nalised it but the plan at the

mo­ment is to con­tinue with those guys,” he said.

“We’re just sort­ing out all the finer stuff, so the spon­sors and bits and pieces but we’ll be there.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to go­ing around again and see­ing what we can come up with, try to keep im­prov­ing.”

Le Brocq knows he must step up in qual­i­fy­ing to make the kind of dent he’s plot­ting for next year.

“We’ll be aim­ing to be

some­where in the top 10 in the cham­pi­onship,” he said, hav­ing fin­ished 19th this year.

“If we can get up around there, we will be pretty happy. We have done our year of learn­ing; now we have to knuckle down and get some bet­ter re­sults on the board.”

If Le Brocq does re­main at Te­kno, it will be the first time in his Su­per2/Su­per­cars ca­reer that he has been at the same team in con­sec­u­tive sea­sons.



Pic­ture: TIM HUNTER

Jack Le Brocq (in­set) on track at Mount Panorama for the Bathurst 1000 this year.

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