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Broc Feeney and Will Brown lands first two Melbourne wins

Broc Feeney and Will Brown claimed a win apiece from the first two Supercars Championship races at Albert Park during the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend.

Triple Eight Race Engineering driver Feeney started the first race from pole position but lost the lead to Dick Johnson Racing driver Anton de Pasquale.

Feeney managed to retake the lead before the end of the first lap as de Pasquale continued to drop positions, being passed by Brown and Matthew Payne.

Ford driver Payne held third as the field entered the last lap, only to make a mistake and run wide, dropping him behind Nick Percat.

But the joy was short lived for Percat who was hit with a five-second penalty for contact with Walkinshaw Andretti United driver Chaz Mostert. The penalty dropped Percat to sixth position.

Feeney won the race by just over two seconds ahead of team-mate Brown while Payne claimed the final podium position ahead of Mostert.

Cameron Waters of Tickford Racing started the second race from pole position but was beaten off the line by Brown.

Waters initially held second place ahead of Feeney, with Team 18 driver Mark Winterbottom in fourth.

Triple Eight driver Feeney attacked Waters for second on lap seven, with the two making contact and enabling Winterbottom to slip past both to snatch second place. Waters meanwhile fell down to sixth while Feeney kept third.

Feeney soon managed to pass Winterbottom for second place, only for Feeney to make a mistake on the penultimate lap and dropped down to finish fourth.

Brown won the race just under a second ahead of Winterbottom, with Payne in third, Feeney fourth and Will Davison fifth.

Championship front-runner Mostert had a dreadful race, dropping down to finish 17th due to a tyre issue.

Brown heads the standings ahead of tomorrow’s two races on 437 points while Feeney is second on 419 and Mostert third on 354.