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Will Brown upgrades to Gen2 Audi for 2023 campaign

Will Brown will upgrade to a Gen2 Audi RS 3 LMS for the 2023 TCR Australia season as he bids to try reclaim the title he won back in 2019.

Brown finished second in the standings to Tony D’Alberto last year having taken a single win in a first generation Audi, but will now move into the car that was raced for most of 2022 by fellow Melbourne Performance Racing Centre driver Jay Hanson.

Hanson took a total of four wins in the car last season and posted nine fastest laps.

As was the case last year, Brown will compete with support from lubricant brand Liqui Moly.

“It’s awesome to partner with Liqui Moly and MPC in a brand new Audi RS3 LMS TCR,” he said.

“To have the new-specification Audi this year and be ready to hit the track with Liqui Moly is just awesome, I’m just ready to get into it.

“Obviously last year was pretty disappointing to come second and nearly win the title in that awesome last race at Bathurst. I’m just excited to get back out there in the new car and we’re trying to win the title, which is why I am here.

“It’s great that the series winner from last year, Tony D’Alberto is back in 2023 alongside many of the other contenders, so I’m sure there will be lots of tough racing again.

“It just adds to all the racing that I’m doing, so I’m looking forward to it.”

Troy Russell, director of the Melbourne Performance Centre squad, said he was delighted to keep Brown onboard.

“It is fantastic to welcome Liqui Moly and Will Brown back to our team for the 2023 TCR Australia Series,” he said. “Will jumps into the car that Jay Hanson drove last year, who for a rookie proved very fast.

“We only expect that a driver of Will’s calibre will be just as fast and provide our team with a great chance of putting him right up the front.

“Liqui Moly has been a loyal supporter of our team over the years and it’s exciting for us to continue that journey.”