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Triple Eight reveals Brown’s race number

TRIPLE Eight has revealed a new race number for Repco Supercars Championship recruit Will Brown.

Intrigue surrounding the topic had been bubbling away for months, with uncertainty as to whether Brown would adopt the iconic #888 long associated with Craig Lowndes or be allocated a fresh set to digits.

The latter option has been taken, with Brown’s brand-new Red Bull Ampol Camaro to don the #87.

That matches up neatly with teammate Broc Feeney’s #88.

“The team discussed the idea of having sequential race numbers for 2024 so both Red Bull Ampol Racing cars were always listed in number order,” explained team principal Jamie Whincup.

“Obviously, #89 looks too similar to #88 on track and driving down pit lane, so we arrived at #87.

“We can’t wait to see Will represent the #87 Red Bull Ampol Racing Camaro into the future, and we’re equally excited for our ‘Livery Landing’ free public event in Toowoomba on February 3.”

The #87 has made just 23 race starts in ATCC/Supercars Championship history – and none in the past two decades.

In fact, its last appearance came at the 2002 Bathurst 1000, for legend Allan Grice’s ill-fated Great Race comeback.

Bob Morris also ran #87 twice in 1977, at Oran Park and Amaroo Park.

The number was also affiliated with Rod Salmon, who supported Brown on his rise up the motorsport ladder.

The Triple Eight/Brown announcement leaves Brad Jones Racing/SCT Logistics’ Jaxon Evans as the only driver yet to have a 2024 number confirmed.

BJR/SCT used #4 last year before Jack Smith’s retirement, but Matt Stone Racing has since swooped on that number in a throwback to Stone Brothers Racing’s heyday.

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