JACK LE BROCQ AND GOGETTA CONFIRM WILDCARDS
Jack Le Brocq has confirmed that he will contest the Darwin and Queensland Raceway rounds of the Supercars Championship aboard a Nissan Altima.
Le Brocq will take advantage of the new ‘Wildcard’ entry program introduced by Supercars this year, though car familiarity will not be an issue as Matt White Motorsport will continue to prepare and run the car at the two championship rounds.
Le Brocq is excited by the opportunity to join the ‘main game’ entries at Darwin and in Queensland, with neither round hindering his Super2 Championship aspirations.
“It’s a hugely exciting opportunity and Nissan Motorsport has been tremendously supportive through this process, assisting whenever they can to help us make it happen.“Once it became clear that there wasn’t the right opportunity to progress to the ‘main game’ this year, our focus swung to putting together as complete a program as possible for 2017 and these ‘Wildcard’ races were always a key component of that,” Le Brocq said.
“Darwin works in well with the timing of our Super2 program, so it won’t compromise that, and nor will Queensland Raceway, which has the added bonus of being in a state that has a strong GoGetta presence.”
Though it will be Le Brocq’s Sprint debut, he contested the Pirtek Endurance Cup with Cam Waters at Prodrive Racing last year and knows what to expect.
“I have no allusions about this … I know how good the guys are in Supercars and I know it’ll be tough, but I have run competitively with them in the Endurance Cup (last year) and I’ve been in the cars as part of my role with the Nissan Motorsport program this year.
“I can’t wait to get onto the track in Darwin.”
Le Brocq will continue his quest for the Super2 title at Phillip Island this weekend.
Date posted: April 20, 2017