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Brown enjoying proving doubters wrong

WILL Brown says it’s cool to be shutting down critics who questioned whether he was the right choice to replace Shane van Gisbergen at Triple Eight.

Brown has finished either first or second in each of the six Supercars races so far this year, setting up a 17-point championship lead over teammate Broc Feeney.

The Toowoomba product had a stellar first half of 2023 with Erebus Motorsport and duly opted to seek a release from his contract to join Triple Eight for seasons 2024-26.

Some however pondered whether Richie Stanaway might’ve been the better bet, especially after the Kiwi won the Bathurst 1000 with ‘SVG’ while Brown’s late-season form trailed off.

But the #87 Red Bull Ampol driver has settled in superbly, and a terrific run through the Bathurst 500 and Melbourne SuperSprint has emphatically silenced the knockers.

Will Brown chases after Broc Feeney. Pic: Ross Gibb

“I knew what I did last year, I won four races with Erebus and I knew moving across to Triple Eight would give me a really good opportunity,” said Brown.

“I’m quite confident in what I can do in the car and I knew with the move across I’d be able to win races and hopefully try to win a championship.

“It’s cool to prove a few of them wrong, but I think that was more just people with their own personal opinions and trying to help out people… to be honest, that sort of stuff doesn’t really bother me.

“You hop in the car, you go racing, win a race and it sort of goes from there.”

Brown also collected the Larry Perkins Trophy associated with the Albert Park round win.

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