Two rounds into the Dunlop Super 2 championship of 2017, and Jack Le Brocq has made history with another strong weekend behind the wheel. Entering round 2, Le Brocq was placed in 3rd on the leaderboard – reflecting his consistent performance at the Clipsal 500 just over a month ago in Adelaide. In Tasmania, Jack walked away with a historic first win for Nissan in the Dunlop Super2 series, and as a Stilo / V-Sport athlete.
The weekend at Symmons Plains was always to be an exciting round, and with adverse weather conditions promised for racing, drivers would certainly be pushed to their limits on one of the hardest braking circuits in the championship. During VASC Race 3 we would see the effects such weather can have on racing.
In Thursday‘s Timed Practice, Jack was fastest in the Nissan Altima ahead of Race 1’s qualifier. With the wet weather setting in, Le Brocq qualified fourth and said: “we’re going to need more speed to compete with those Commodores”. Following practice the team would make some changes to find more speed inside and on the exit of corners.
After some setup tweaks for Team GoGetta, Saturday brought Race 3 more wet conditions and tight racing, but it would be Paul Dumbrell who would edge out Jack Le Brocq (3rd) and Todd Hazelwood (2nd) to take the top step of the podum. Sunday would be the day for Le Brocq and Team GoGetta in the Nissan Altima, bringing home the first ever win for Nissan in the Super2 series with a fastest lap time of 0:58.8732s, and a lead gap of 2.4 seconds. The V-Sport office buzzes with excitement to see Jack making noise so early in the series and his career as a Stilo althete and driver of the Nissan. See the clean version of Jack’s Stilo ST5F Naked Carbon here.
Let us know what you think of this weekend’s race results below!
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