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Feeney ‘not super proud’ of Gold Coast display

BROC Feeney is the first to admit the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 wasn’t the home round bounce-back he was hoping for.

After winning the Sandown 500, Feeney and co-driver Jamie Whincup were running second deep into the Repco Bathurst 1000 when a gearshift tower failure cruelly took them out of contention.

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Shattered and all but out of the championship equation, Feeney vowed to rebound in the best way possible at Surfers Paradise.

But it proved a difficult weekend, the #88 Red Bull Ampol driver qualifying 21st and 13th for the two 250km races.

He managed to improve in each encounter to take finishes of 14th and eighth, but will head to Adelaide trailing series leader Brodie Kostecki by more than 500 points – with no more than 300 left to play for.

“It wasn’t a great weekend – I’m certainly not stoked with it, but we walked away with some points and a clean car,” the 21-year-old surmised.

Adelaide holds a special place in Feeney’s career, being the site of his maiden Supercars Championship race win last year.

“I can’t wait to get back to Adelaide – I love that place… I’m pretty keen to recharge and bounce back pretty strong,” he said.

“It’s been a disappointing weekend and I’m not super proud of how we went.”

A top three championship ranking is still within reach for Feeney, who is fourth but just nine points behind future teammate Will Brown.

The teams’ championship is still up for grabs too; Erebus leads that by 170 points from Triple Eight.

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