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Brown, Huff victorious in Sydney TCR spectacle

WILL Brown missed out on a Sydney TCR sweep as Rob Huff’s TCR World Tour title hopes roared to life.

Having been victorious in the Friday night encounter, Brown again shone on Saturday afternoon at Sydney Motorsport Park to charge from 10th to win the reverse top 10 grid race.

Aaron Cameron had led the first chunk of Race 2 after making some aggressive early moves but was run down by Brown on Lap 13 of 17.

He crossed the line second but was demoted to eighth courtesy of a five-second time penalty for a jumpstart.

Will Brown en route to the Race 2 victory. Pic: Supplied/Daniel Kalisz

Worse was to come for the Peugeot driver’s TCR Australia title ambitions in the third and final leg of Race Sydney, under lights last night.

Cameron was bumped wide at the first corner and off into the grass, leaving him on a recovery mission thereafter. He could only get as high as 18th in the end.

Huff, who was elevated to second in Race 2, got the jump on Brown as the lights went out in Race 3.

Rob Huff. Pic: Supplied/Daniel Kalisz

This time it was Brown who copped a five-second penalty for jumping the start, but the spread-out nature of the lead group meant that only relegated him to third, with Norbert Michelisz inheriting second.

All up, little has changed in the TCR Australia standings with just the Bathurst International to come now, next weekend.

Bailey Sweeny leads by 29 points from Josh Buchan, with Cameron a further 20 adrift.

Josh Buchan and Bailey Sweeny. Pic: Supplied/Daniel Kalisz

The TCR World Tour rankings have taken a turn however, with Huff surging into contention.

The Brit, who won the 2012 World Touring Car Championship and last year’s WTCR World Touring Car Cup, banked 79 points from Eastern Creek.

That’s seen him move past Yann Ehrlacher and to within one point of World Tour leader Michelisz.

Brown’s 92-point haul, meanwhile, puts him 10th overall – highest of any non-regular on the World Tour.

After clinching pole position, Ben Bargwanna endured a tough trio of races. Pic: Supplied/Daniel Kalisz
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