Tim Brook Toyota 86 Racing Series – News Update 11.10.2017

Tim Brook Toyota 86 Racing Series – Update 11.10.2017

Oran Park racer Tim Brook has zoomed his way to third position in the competitive Toyota 86 Racing Series.

The Ultimate Karting Sydney driver recorded the fastest ever lap at Sydney Motorsport Park during the third round of the series last weekend. The impressive time took Broom to third in the points standings.

The goal coming in was for third in the championship at the end of the weekend, he said. We basically took third out in the opening race and built on that in the other two races. Last year we had three fourth places, this year it was fourth and two fifths, but last year we didn’t have the pace that we had this year.

Brook was a feature at the top end of the time sheets throughout the weekend so he was comfortably among the race leaders in the opening races.

“We had the pace of (race winner) Cameron (Hill) and Jimmy (Vernon) in race one and then I think because of where our speed came from, I think we wore our tyres out a little bit too much in race two.

In race three they got that gap and then it just seems like it stayed the same. We did drop away a bit in end, but that was probably because the damage was done to the tyres.

Brook said he has enjoyed a remarkably consistent run, recording five consecutive top-five finishes in the 2017 Toyota 86 Series since the opening race at Townsville in July.

There are only two rounds remaining with the next taking place at the iconic Mount Panorama. You can’t be too upset anytime you get to race around there.

I’ve only got to do it once, and that was a pleasure. We were towards the front there so we’ve got some good data and bits and pieces to look at to make sure we’re there from the beginning.

The next race in the series will take place at the SuperCheap Auto Bathurst 1000 on October 5 to 8.

Details: tbmotorsport.com.au


Unfortunately Tim was ‘taken out’ , no fault of his own at Bathurst on Saturday. The damage was so bad that he could not complete the 2 races on the Sunday.
This pushed Tim down from 3rd to 9th position because of the two DNF’s.

It also means Tim and the UKS car will be out of Newcastle as well.

Tim has a lot of support from fans, friends and business partners, and we wish him all the best for 2018.

Tim Brook reunites with title winning crew for 2017 Toyota 86 Racing Series

Tim Brook Toyota 86 Racing Series

Sydney racer Tim Brook is stepping up preparations ahead of the 2017 Toyota 86 Racing Series.

Hailing from Oran Park, Brook finished the inaugural season of Toyota 86 Racing fourth out of a 46-driver field.

This season Brook is looking to build on his strong 2016, and will be joined by the crew with which he won the 2014 Formula Vee Australian Title.

Wev’e got David and Jason Cutts helping me this year, Brook explained. David helped me win my first State Championship in Formula Vee back in 2013.

Then, jumping in the new Jacer for 2014 and 2015, we won an Australian Title together, so it’s good to continue that relationship.

Former open wheel racer Mark McHenry has also come onboard for the year to prepare the Ultimate Karting Sydney entry, the trio of new faces joining Warren Espie who continues his role as lead mechanic having worked with Brook throughout 2016.

Making it all possible is Narellan based Ultimate Karting Sydney, Cosmo Cranes, and McLaren Real Estate, who have all thrown their support behind Brook for 2017.

Ultimate Karting Sydney are the car owners, and they’re our main supporters; Garth and Christian have really helped me out,” said Brook.

Cosmo Cranes has also jumped on board, so has McLaren Real Estate, and together with Ultimate Karting Sydney are our major supporters.

we have also been lucky that some of the partners that were with me last year have come back on board, so now it’s about getting the job done on track!

“Without them we wouldn’t be here, so we really can’t thank everyone enough.”

Setting the lap record at Winton at the opening round of 2016, Brook went on to claim four podiums throughout the campaign, and finished in the top five in eleven of the year’s 14-races.

We had a strong year last year, Brook admitted. I’ll just try and keep the top fives rolling and obviously that first win wouldn’t go astray either!

“There’s a lot of really fast drivers this year though, so it’s going to be tough from the first race in Phillip Island right up to the last race in Newcastle.”

The opening event of the 2017 Toyota 86 Racing Series takes place at Phillip Island in May, the first of a five-round series that takes in Townsville and three events in NSW, including the famous Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama.

All races and qualifying sessions throughout the season will be broadcast live on Fox Sports, channel 506.

2017 Toyota 86 Racing Series Calendar:
1. April 21 – 23 Phillip Island SuperSprint, Phillip Island, VIC
2. July 7 – 9 Townsville 400, Townsville, QLD
3. August 18 – 20 Sydney SuperSprint, Sydney, NSW
4. October 5 – 8 Bathurst 1000, Mount Panorama, NSW
5. November 24 – 26 Newcastle 500, Newcastle, NSW

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