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The stat that underlines Triple Eight’s mighty start

TRIPLE Eight has come out of the blocks firing in the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship.

After being defeated last year by Erebus Motorsport, after which it bid farewell to superstar Shane van Gisbergen, Triple Eight could have been vulnerable.

Instead, with the youngest driver line-up on the grid, it has soared – in the first two rounds at least.

Across the Bathurst 500 and Melbourne SuperSprint, Will Brown and Broc Feeney scooped up 1133 of a maximum 1172 points on offer, equating to 96.67 percent.

The Chevrolet outfit’s results read: 1-2, 1-3, 1-2 (plus fastest lap bonus points), 1-4 (plus FL), 1-2, and 2-3.

So, maximum points were taken from the opening races of both Bathurst and Albert Park.

It lost nine points when Chaz Mostert split the Red Bulls in Race 2 of the Bathurst 500, and another nine when a late Feeney error in Race 2 of the Melbourne SuperSprint let Mark Winterbottom and Matt Payne sneak past.

Mostert pinched another five points off Triple Eight by scoring fastest lap in Race 3 at Albert Park, before Nick Percat spoiled their perfect winning record in the finale (when Thomas Randle recorded fastest lap).

Nevertheless, taking all but 39 points on offer across the opening six races is a recipe for success and it’s reflected in the standings.

Already, Triple Eight holds a 448-point advantage atop the teams’ championship.

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