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Feeney: Work to do after slow start in Taupō

TRIPLE Eight Broc Feeney has conceded he’s on the back foot after running fourth-last in practice at Taupō Motorsport Park.

While teammate Will Brown hovered towards the front throughout the 90-minute session, it’s been a slow start for Feeney.

That is something of a concern given that no sessions remain prior to qualifying.

“I’m not too sure what to read into today,” said Feeney, who is second in the championship and just 17 points behind Brown.

“The hour and a half session felt very quick, and when you look at our timesheets it doesn’t look too good unfortunately.

“We made some changes throughout the day and did a couple of race runs so I feel like we gathered a bit of information, but we have plenty we need to work on overnight.

“I think some of the other guys did a few more qualifying runs than I did, but my focus is to look at the data overnight and see where I can improve as I’m a little bit off the pace at the moment.”

It was a happier story on the #87 side of the garage.

“It was a positive practice session overall. I think all the changes we made were a step forward and I felt pretty strong all session,” said Brown, who was fifth all told.

Will Brown. Pic: Supplied

“Obviously a couple of people who ran an extra set of green tyres pipped us at the end, but overall I think it’s definitely a top three car.

“I definitely think the rain is going to throw a bit of a curveball tomorrow, but we’ll see how we go.

“I felt pretty strong in our qualifying run midway through the session, but I think we have gains we can make after that, and with the deg being so high, the race pace is going to be the most important thing.

“I can’t wait until our first race tomorrow, the fans over here have been awesome this weekend and it’s great to be back here.”

Chaz Mostert topped sole practice ahead of fellow Ford drivers Matt Payne and Will Davison.

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