Broc Feeney is utilised to his daily life moving fast. The 18-year-previous Gold Coast native has been driving motorbikes considering that the age of a few, go-karts because he was nine, and switched to racing cars just three a long time back, when he was 15.
Underneath the tutelage of his ex-Superbike-racing father, Paul Feeney, Broc has promptly ascended via the Supercars ranks – racing in the Tremendous3 sequence in 2019 and Tremendous2 in 2020 and 2021. For his next trick, he’ll go into the primary series at the start of 2022.
“It’s difficult to feel that this is legitimate at the second,” he provides. “I’m so enthusiastic, so grateful for the prospect. The difficult do the job that we’ve place in more than the past couple of a long time has compensated off. To get into the key collection would’ve been totally magnificent, but to be filling the role of the finest of all time…it’s tough to set into phrases.”
I’ve normally been fairly young for what I’ve been doing, but I like that minimal bit of underdog standing. […] I like beating the older dudes.”
Broc realized the stakes – that Jamie’s place was up for grabs – at the starting of the 2021 time and, even with mounting tension on his young shoulders, managed to retain his composure and bag four out of six wins, and acquire two out of 3 rounds. “It’s been the best time for me to get some success on the board,” he suggests.
Broc had an epic commence to the 2021 Super2 Series, qualifying on pole and profitable the initially race of the yr – no smaller feat for any driver, permit by yourself 1 as young as Broc. But he’s a lot more than used to rubbing shoulders with fellas practically two times his age. “I was 15 and racing folks in their mid- to late-twenties,” he states. “So yeah, I’ve usually been very younger for what I’ve been accomplishing, but I like that small little bit of underdog standing. […] I consider people likely underestimate me a minor little bit, but it operates out properly. I like beating the more mature dudes.”
Broc raced his to start with Supercar when he was just 16 several years previous, and turned the youngest winner of all-time in the Toyota 86 Racing Sequence. And as far as his ideas for the long term go, he’s thrilled to have assistance from his sponsors and racing companions, Red Bull Ampol Racing and Triple 8 Race Engineering. “It’s surreal to be partnered with Red Bull,” Broc says. “As an athlete, it is the a person brand name that absolutely everyone goals to be connected with. To companion with them at 18 is a little something I could’ve have dreamed of.”
For Jamie Whincup, Broc’s introduction into the principal collection is an opportunity to showcase and nurture the following era of Supercars talent. “It’s absolutely thrilling,” says Jamie. “It’s a experience-fantastic factor as perfectly, to give a youthful kid an possibility with a single of the ideal seats in the classification to go out there and show on their own. […] I assume anyone inside of the workforce is enthusiastic, I consider the fanbase will be psyched, and I’m hunting forward to supplying Broc the keys to whichever quantity he decides to run subsequent yr.”