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Early Triple Eight Bathurst debut for Brown

NEW Supercars teammates Broc Feeney and Will Brown will partner up at the 2024 Bathurst 12 Hour as part of a powerhouse Triple Eight line-up.

The duo will join forces with Canadian GT3 ace Mikael Grenier, who scored a podium in the 2023 edition.

Triple Eight will stick with a Mercedes-AMG donning the #888 – but sporting a new look with primary backing from National Storage.

“The Bathurst 12 Hour is one of my favourite events of the year, so I can’t wait to get back there,” said Feeney, who put Triple Eight on the front row last year with a spectacular Top 10 Shootout performance.

“The National Storage car looks awesome and I can’t wait to see it around the Mountain.

“I’ve been using the off-season to try and get as fit as possible, and we have a test day coming up along with some Supercars preparation, so there’s going to be plenty happening over the coming weeks.”

The news means Feeney and Brown will both race at Bathurst in successive weeks, given the Supercars season-opener will take place there a week after the 12 Hour.

“Having back-to-back events at the Mountain is going to be awesome,” Feeney continued.

“If I could race at Bathurst every week I would, so to do two in-a-row in some pretty cool cars is exciting. I love driving these GT cars and Bathurst is the best track for it.

Pic: Supplied/Mark Horsburgh

“It’s exciting to have Will on the team for his first event with Triple Eight as well. To have a weekend working with him before we get to the first Supercars event is going to be pretty crucial. To have someone like Mikael and his experience join us is going to be invaluable as well.

“Last year, we qualified on the front row which was awesome, but we lacked in the race, so hopefully a bit more experience from myself and the team with these cars will help, and the goal is to be right up there at the end of the race against some super fast guys in the field.

“It’s going to be challenging, but that’s why I love this race – you race against the best guys in the world on home soil.”

Brown is looking forward to his team debut after making the off-season switch from Erebus Motorsport.

“It’s been great here at Triple Eight so far. It’s obviously a massive change for me this year moving teams, and now doing the Bathurst 12 Hour, it’s a lot to take in very early in the year,” he said.

“It’s not my first time at the 12 Hour, but it’s going to be my first race with Triple Eight.

Pic: Supplied/Mark Horsburgh

“It allows myself to work closely with the team before we get to the first Supercars event the weekend after, so even though we’re going there to try and win the 12 Hour, it’s a great way for me to familiarise myself with the entire team.

“It’s great to have Broc as my new teammate. I’ve known Broc for years, I knew him when he was racing Toyota 86, he actually bought my car off me and it’s great being able to work with him.

“It’s funny though, you’ve come from being competitors last year and now we’re teammates. We get along great and hopefully we have a lot of fun racing.

“Broc has done a lot of miles in these GT cars; we’ve seen what he’s done in Asia which is really cool.

“I haven’t done as much so I’m definitely going to be looking at his footage and data, but we have a test day coming up so it will be great to learn from him and the team then.”

Triple Eight will launch its 2024 Supercars livery on February 3 at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport. Before then, the team will complete a pre-Bathurst 12 Hour test at The Bend on January 18.

Pic: Supplied/Mark Horsburgh
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