Will Brown is one race away from the inaugural carsales TCR Australia Series crown after a torrid second race at Sandown Park.
He achieved his target as he finished ahead of his only championship rival Dylan O’Keefe and can wrap up the series if he repeats in the final race.
“It was crazy out there. I was just trying to keep out of the way,” says Brown.
“I was trying to get up the front but also not to get tagged. I had a lousy start and it was tough from there.”
Argentinian import Nestor Girolami kept his 100 per cent record intact with another win in his Honda Civic Type R, repeating his victory on Saturday after setting the quickest times in every Sandown track session.
His job was made easier during a brutal race that triggered two safety car periods, as Garth Tander claimed second in an Audi RS3 and James Moffat was third in a Renault Megane RS.
“This one was easier than yesterday. There were many incidents behind me. I made a good start and then controlled the pace,” says Girolami.
“They were all being a bit ambitious so I picked them off. The car is good and I didn’t show my hand yet,” says Tander.
“He passed me,” is all Moffat is saying after losing second to Tander.
The Race 2 casualties included veteran Russell Ingall and speedy John Martin, who were both involved in incidents, while Alex Whitely’s car stopped on the circuit.
Results: TCR Australia Race 2, Sandown
|1||38||Nestor Girolami (ARG)||Wall Racing||Honda Civic Type R||16||27:56.5831|
|2||3||Garth Tander (Vic)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Audi RS 3||16||27:58.1699|
|3||34||James Moffat (Vic)||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Renault Megane RS||16||28:00.6912|
|4||50||Tony D’Alberto (Vic)||Wall Racing||Honda Civic Type R||16||28:02.7805|
|5||2||Aaron Cameron (Vic)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Volkswagen Golf GTI||16||28:03.8178|
|6||8||Jason Bright (Vic)||Taskforce/Melb Performance Cnt||Volkswagon Golf GTI||16||28:04.2009|
|7||30||William Brown (Qld)||HMO Customer Racing||Hyundai i30N||16||28:04.4301|
|8||9||Dylan O’Keeffe (Vic)||Ashley Seward Motorsport||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||16||28:05.7813|
|9||62||Bryce Fullwood (NT)||Kelly Racing||Holden Astra||16||28:05.9880|
|10||97||Liam McAdam (Qld)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Audi RS 3||16||28:06.3126|
|11||33||Chris Pither (NZ)||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Renault Megane RS||16||28:12.2172|
|12||777||Andre Heimgartner (NZ)||Kelly Racing||Holden Astra||16||28:32.2499|
|13||7||Jordan Cox (NSW)||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||16||29:03.3031|
|14||11||Nathan Morcom (NSW)||HMO Customer Racing||Hyundai i30N||15||28:12.6142|
|DNF||24||John Martin (NSW)||Wall Racing||Honda Civic Type R||8||14:54.7294|
|DNF||35||Alexandra Whitley (Qld)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Volkswagon Golf GTI||8||15:00.1962|
|DNF||100||Russell Ingall (Qld)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Audi RS 3||2||2:46.7671|