Le Brocq wins shortened Barbagallo DVS opener

Jack Le Brocq

Jack Le Brocq

Jack Le Brocq claimed victory in the Dunlop Series opener at Barbagallo Raceway which was shortened after a heavy rain shower hit the circuit in the final laps.

The Prodrive Racing Australia driver followed polesitter Andrew Jones in the opening laps before making a move on the Brad Jones Racing driver on lap six.

Jones immediately fought back to regain the position before Le Brocq made the move stick on the following lap.

Once in front, Le Brocq quickly opened up a healthy lead as Jones slipped back towards Shae Davies in third.

While Le Brocq seemed on course for a comfortable win, the heavens opened on lap 21 of the scheduled 28 lap encounter.

With track conditions rapidly deteriorating, officials deployed the Safety Car before suspending the race.

Officials elected not to restart the heat which allowed Le Brocq to take the win in the Prodrive Falcon FG X from Jones.

Series leader Garry Jacobson secured the final place on the podium in third after passing Davies, who ran wide at Turn 1 on lap 15.

Eggleston Motorsport’s Paul Dumbrell climbed through from ninth in the early stages to eventually end up fourth at the flag.

Rookie Anton De Pasquale drove a solid race to finish sixth as Davies slid from running third to fifth at the finish.

Brad Jones Racing’s Macauley Jones, Todd Hazelwood, Josh Kean and James Golding rounded out the top 10.

The Dunlop Series will be back in action on Sunday for Race 2 at 1000 local time.

Result: Dunlop Series Race 1, Perth 

1 GoGetta Racing Jack Le Brocq Ford Falcon FG/X 22 21:48.1465
2 Alliance Truck Parts Racing Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VF 22 21:53.5281
3 Challenger Valve Racing Garry Jacobson Ford Falcon FG/X 22 21:53.8620
4 Eggleston Motorsport Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VE2 22 21:54.4112
5 DavBridge Constructions /MWM Shae Davies Ford Falcon FG 22 21:57.2555
6 Paul Morris Motrosports Anton de Pasquale Ford Falcon FG 22 21:57.2004
7 PAYCE Macauley Jones Holden Commodore VF 22 21:57.9301
8 iseek Communication / MSR Todd Hazelwood Holden Commodore VF 22 21:58.1748
9 Wynn’s Racing Josh Kean Holden Commodore VF 22 21:59.8803
10 Wilson Security PAYCE GRM James Golding Holden Commodore VF 22 22:00.9549
11 Eggleston Motorsport Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VE2 22 22:02.5261
12 Kostecki Brothers Racing Kurt Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 22 22:04.4061
13 Wilson Security PAYCE GRM Richard Muscat Holden Commodore VF 22 22:08.6771
14 Middy’s Data & Electrical /MWM Bryce Fullwood Ford Falcon FG 22 22:12.1218
15 Castrol Racing/LD Motorsport Alex Rullo Holden Commodore VF 22 22:12.6436
16 Auto One / MSR Adam Marjoram Ford Falcon FG 22 22:26.9234
17 Dragon Motor Racing Chelsea Angelo Holden Commodore VE2 22 22:31.8879
18 Kostecki Brothers Racing Jake Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 22 22:35.5751
19 S&J Automotive Dan Day Ford Falcon FG 22 22:39.4931
20 Eggleston Motorsport Liam McAdam Holden Commodore VE2 22 22:40.3050
21 Team Caltex Renee Gracie Ford Falcon FG 22 22:43.7680
22 Kilar Towing Equipment / STR Mathew Palmer Ford Falcon FG 22 22:48.3028
23 Cavalier Homes Matthew Chahda Ford Falcon FG 22 22:54.0611
24 Lubrixmax Garry Hill Ford Falcon FG 22 23:11.0914

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