Fighting Bulls take top honours in NZ

Sunday 21 April, 2024
Photo: Edge Photographics
Red Bull Ampol Racing has scored an impressive one-two finish in Sunday’s final race of the ITM Taupō Super 400.
Championship leader Will Brown battled closely, but fairly, with teammate Broc Feeney in the latter stages of Sunday’s race – with Brown ultimately prevailing in what was a tense battle between the pair.
With some contact between teammates during the epic battle, a nervous team looked on as the pair raced to the finish, with Brown crossing the line three seconds ahead of his teammate.
Brown’s victory sees the Queenslander extend his lead at the top of the Supercars standings, thanks to a solid points haul across the weekend.
"It was awesome racing between the team there, that's what it's all about,” Brown said post-race.
“I hope everyone out there in New Zealand loved that, but God, I was buggered at the end of that. I was trying everything to get around him and I locked the rears and just got around.
"Mega day, thanks to everyone at Red Bull Ampol, that was awesome. I hope everyone enjoyed it, had a lot of fun with Broc there.
"I might have touched him once, but I was trying not to, but it was hard to resist when you're in a battle like that. Great, great fun. That's the best race of my life."
Meanwhile, Shell V-Power Racing’s Anton De Pasquale secured the coveted Jason Richards Trophy as the overall round winner, thanks to his third place finish on Sunday.
De Pasquale claimed the trophy after finishing just six points ahead of Saturday’s race winner, and home-town hero, Andre Heimgartner.
The teams and drivers will next make the long trip west for the next instalment of the Repco Supercars Championship, with the Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint taking place on 17-19 May at Raceway.
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