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Terça, 24 Setembro 2019 09:24 | Actualizado em Sábado, 16 Outubro 2021 04:48

Hyundai and Will Brown crowned provisional TCR Australia champions

Will Brown is the inaugural carsales TCR Australia Series champion.

At the end of a torrid day of racing at Sandown Park, including a first-lap spin that dropped him to the back of the pack, the youngster did just enough to provisionally claim the crown.

Brown drove his Hyundai i30 N back to an eighth-place finish, doing just enough to edge out his final championship threat, Dylan O’Keefe.

It’s the third Australian title for the pocket rocket, after victories in the Toyota 86 and Formula 4 series, and he is now looking ahead to an all-out attack on the series finale at Tailem Bend in November.

Brown’s title win overshadowed the brilliance of Nestor Girolami, the Agentinian raider who completed a Sandown sweep with his victory in the last of three races in a Honda Civic Type R. The results make him the first person to win every race of a TCR Australia weekend.

He was followed home by veteran Garth Tander in an Audi RS3 in both of today's races, while the pair of thirds went to James Moffat's Renault (Race 2) and Andre Heimgartner's Holden Astra (Race 3).

CLICK HERE for Race 2 report and results.

CLICK HERE for Race 3 report and results.

The final round of the carsales TCR Australia Series will be held at The Bend Motorsport Park on November 15-17.

Nestor Girolami topped every session at Sandown this weekend. Click on image for high-resolution image options.


Nestor Girolami
Driver, Wall Racing Honda

“What an amazing weekend, what can I say? It felt fantastic. I need to congratulate the team because they gave me a perfect car,” said Nestor Girolami.

“The pace of the car was really good. I felt really confident with the car in all of the sessions, and we improved it too. We did our maximum.

“A congratulations to Will Brown. He becomes the champion for this first season in TCR Australia. They look like they have done really good work all season.”

Will Brown
Driver, HMO Customer Racing Hyundai

“It’s pretty exciting to wrap it up a whole round to go. It’s awesome,” Will Brown.

“It was tough. I fenced it all by myself on lap one (of Race 3), so that makes it bitter sweet and a bit disappointing, but we got the job done.

“There were some highs and lows in the season but that’s what happens in the inaugural season of these types of categories. You make mistakes as you get used to it, but I really can’t thank the boys at HMO Customer Racing.”

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