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Brown reacts to grabbing championship lead

FOR the first time in his career, Will Brown is perched atop the Repco Supercars Championship standings.

The Erebus Motorsport driver has won four of the past nine races to surge past teammate Brodie Kostecki into the points lead.

Brown has plenty of championship-winning experience under his belt, having won crowns in Formula 4, Toyota 86s and TCR on his way up the Australian motorsport ladder.

Now with 12 races remaining in 2023, he’s the driver to beat – although just 81 points separate him from Kostecki, Broc Feeney and Shane van Gisbergen.

“It’s pretty cool to be leading the championship at nearly the halfway point but it’s pretty hard, you have got people like Broc who is right behind me and he’s doing a fantastic job so who knows,” said Brown.

Will Brown leads in Townsville. Pic: Supplied/Mark Horsburgh

“I have still got a race (on Sunday) so not really thinking about that right now but we had a super-fast car.

“But it is cool, not that I didn’t think we would have the championship lead at this part of the year but it’s pretty cool to have it and be in this situation.”

The next challenge for Brown is to break an odd Gen3 curse attached to the championship leader status.

A main game driver donning the orange numbers is still yet to taste victory in 2023.

Cam Waters, Chaz Mostert, Kostecki and now Brown are the four drivers to have found themselves atop the championship at various points this year.

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