Will Brown dominates race three to win again at Winton

Will Brown dominates race three to win again at Winton

Will Brown
Photo: TCR Australia

Will Brown dominated race three in the TCR Australia series at Winton, taking a lights-to-flag victory ahead of Aaron Cameron and Russell Ingall to extend his series lead to over 100 points.

Having won race two, Brown started from pole position for race three and the Hyundai driver was never challenged in the race, helped when fellow front-row starter Jason Bright stalled at the start.

In the end Brown romped away to the biggest-yet win in the series’ history, with a lead of over ten seconds at the chequered flag to record his sixth win of the year and take his points lead to 116 points.

Melbourne Performance’s Cameron was second, after the Volkswagen driver assumed the position at the start, ahead of team-mate Russell Ingall in his Audi, the veteran tin-top racer making his fourth visit to the TCR Australia podium this year.

Brown’s team-mate Nathan Morcom brought his Hyundai home in fourth, after he passed Tony D’Alberto’s Honda for the position on lap 12.

D’Alberto was the leading Wall Racing driver in fifth, ahead of team-mate John Martin in sixth.

Kelly Racing’s Andre Heimgartner completed a solid points-scoring weekend by bringing his Holden home in seventh for the third race in a row, ahead of Dylan O’Keeffe in eighth, the Alfa Romeo driver staging a comeback drive after his second race puncture.

Melbourne Performance’s Leanne Tander was ninth, having lost out to O’Keeffe three laps from home, whilst Hamish Ribarits completed the top ten in the second Kelly Racing Holden.

After stalling at the start, Bright recovered to 12th, benefiting when team-mate Alexandra Whitley turned in on James Moffat’s Renault as the pair were battling ahead of Bright.

Series newcomer Liam McAdam was the last classified finisher, after the Audi driver hit the barriers on the exit of the final corner on lap six and lost the fifth place he was then running in.

Jordan Cox stopped after contact on lap two took out is Alfa Romeo, whilst Chris Pither failed to take the start in his GRM-run Renault.

The next round of TCR Australia is at Sandown on 20 – 22 September.

Race result

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 30 Will BROWN HMO Customer Racing Hyundai i30 N TCR 18 25:36.7520 1:24.372 1
2 16 Aaron CAMERON Melbourne Performance Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 18 10.741 1:25.130 3
3 100 Russell INGALL Melbourne Performance Audi RS3 LMS TCR 18 11.899 1:25.163 5
4 11 Nathan MORCOM HMO Customer Racing Hyundai i30 N TCR 18 21.507 1:25.264 4
5 50 Tony D’ALBERTO Wall Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR 18 24.685 1:25.534 7
6 24 John MARTIN Wall Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR 18 27.284 1:25.512 8
7 777 Andre HEIMGARTNER Kelly Racing Holden Astra TCR 18 30.469 1:25.268 6
8 9 Dylan O’KEEFFE Ashley Seward Motorsport Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR 18 31.230 1:25.092 15
9 3 Leanne TANDER Melbourne Performance Audi RS3 LMS TCR 18 33.595 1:25.721 11
10 22 Hamish RIBARITS Kelly Racing Holden Astra TCR 18 35.603 1:25.721 13
11 38 Tim BROOK Wall Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR 18 37.220 1:25.911 16
12 8 Jason BRIGHT Taskforce / Alliance Autosport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 18 39.862 1:24.658 2
13 34 James MOFFAT Garry Rogers Motorsport Renault Mégane RS TCR 18 42.610 1:25.748 12
14 35 Alexandra WHITLEY Alliance Autosport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 18 47.341 1:26.187 14
15 97 Liam MCADAM Melbourne Performance Audi RS3 LMS TCR 18 1:01.167 1:25.723 10
R 6 Molly TAYLOR Kelly Racing Subaru WRX STi 15 DNF 1:26.903 17
R 37 Bryce FULLWOOD Kelly Racing Subaru WRX STi 11 DNF 1:26.126 18
R 38 Jordan COX Garry Rogers Motorsport Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR 3 DNF 1:26.787 9
NS 33 Chris PITHER Garry Rogers Motorsport Renault Mégane RS TCR DNS N/A