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Kostecki takes out Larry Perkins Trophy 

Brodie Kostecki takes the championship lead with two race wins at Albert Park.

02 April 2023

Erebus Motorsport’s Brodie Kostecki has won the Larry Perkins Trophy at the Beaurepaires Melbourne SuperSprint, leading the Supercars championship following the second event of the 2023 season.

Kostecki scored two wins and four podiums across the four sprint races at Albert Park, becoming the first driver from Erebus Motorsport to lead the Supercars championship. Erebus Motorsport also leads the Supercars teams’ championship, with Will Brown also on the podium at Albert Park.

Triple Eight Race Engineering’s Shane van Gisbergen and Broc Feeney claimed the other two wins over the Australian Grand Prix weekend, making it a clean sweep for the Chevrolet Camaro. 

It was an incident-filled event with multiple collisions across all four races, most notably with fiery retirements for the Ford Mustangs of Nick Percat and James Courtney. Safety concerns following the fires prompted Supercars to initiate a rolling start for the final race of the event. 

Joining the Erebus Motorsport and Triple Eight Race Engineering duos on the podium at Albert Park was Andre Heimgartner, in a strong showing for Brad Jones Racing with Bryce Fullwood also in contention. 

It was a challenging weekend for Ford with Mostert the best of the Blue Oval entrants with a pair of fourth places, though he has now lost his championship lead to Kostecki. 

Kostecki will take a 32-point lead over Mostert to the Perth SuperSprint on April 28-30, with van Gisbergen 86 points behind in third.