Round 2 – Supercars Championship

MELBOURNE, Victoria – The immense momentum continued for Red Bull Ampol Racing’s Will
Brown at Round 2 of the 2024 Supercars Championship, with the talented Queenslander
claiming the iconic Larry Perkins trophy as he captured the AusGP round victory.
Consistently fast across the four races completed during the round, Brown finished no lower
than second position, with the #87 Camaro storming to an impressive race win in Race 4’s
19-lap encounter on Friday.

The Triple Eight Race Engineering cars were fast the moment they hit the Albert Park circuit,
with Brown posting qualifying times that would see him line up in P4 and P2 for Race 3 and 4
following back-to-back qualifying sessions.
A measured climb in each race, which represented RBAR’s strong race pace, saw Brown make
his way up the grid and secure P2 and P1 in the opening two races of the event.
Another dual qualifying session greeted drivers early Saturday morning, with the back-to-back
nature of the sessions providing both drivers and teams with a high level of intensity. Finishing
further down the order in P6 and P9, Brown’s racecraft would be on full display if he were to
make his way back towards the podium come race time.

In true championship-contender fashion, that’s exactly what Brown would do, as he clawed his
way through the field to finish the final two races of the round with dual second-place results,
which was enough to earn car #87 the ever-special Larry Perkins trophy.
Brown keeps the orange numbers on his Red Bull Ampol Racing Chevrolet Camaro heading
into Taupo, leading the championship by 97 points.

“Overall, we had a great weekend here in Melbourne,” recalled Brown. “I got three
second-place finishes, so it would’ve been nice to get another win but it was still an awesome
bank of points and great results all round and a great start to the year. I felt like a lot of people
were racing really hard out there going for that one win. There were a couple of mistakes made,
so I was able to pick a few drivers off and get up the front. Ready to take things into the next