Jack Le Brocq is one of Australia’s most-credentialled young Supercar drivers.
Being tipped as a future champion, Le Brocq made an impressive professional debut with the Tickford Racing team in 2020, taking a breakthrough first-ever Supercar race victory at Sydney Motorsport Park.
The 28-year-old backed that up with a fighting second at The Bend (South Australia) in a spectacular drive that saw him fighting for the win with former champion Shane van Gisbergen.
As impressive outside the car as in it, Le Brocq was snapped up by Tickford Racing to drive its Supercheap Mustang, replacing the highly successful Chaz Mostert, and his performances during his first professional seasons underlined why.
For Le Brocq it was something of a home coming, as the native Melbournian had raced very successfully for the Tickford squad (then known as Prodrive Racing Australia) in the second tier Super2 series in 2016.
Le Brocq was selected by Tickford for one of the sport’s prime drives based on the team’s previous experiences with him at the junior level and its belief in his potential.
Prior to joining Tickford, Jack raced as a part-timer for Tekno Autosports in the 2018 and 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championships, two experience-gaining but difficult seasons at Supercars’ senior level.
In an ultra-competitive year that saw a record five Rookie drivers make the move into the Supercars main game, Jack out-scored them all to finish the 2018 season as highest-placed Championship Rookie driver. His best individual result was a Rookie best fifth outright at Symmons Plains (Tasmania).
Jack’s 2019 season was less successful, with winning the Hard Charger Award (for the most positions gained over the season) one of the rare highlights.
Before moving to Tekno, Jack had headed up Nissan’s first-ever assault on the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2017, racing an ex-factory Altima for the Matthew White Racing team.
Jack took four wins and several pole positions across the season to finish third in the title chase, as well as making his part-time debut in the Supercars Championship with ‘Wildcard’ entries in the Darwin and Queensland Raceway rounds.
His 2017 season was completed by co-driving Todd Kelly in the factory Nissan in the Supercars’ endurance championship events, with a best of seventh at Bathurst.
Jack’s strong 2017 season came off the back of an equally impressive 2016, where he had been the most successful driver in the Dunlop Series, winning seven races, scoring three clean sweeps, winning the pole award, and finishing runner-up in the series for Prodrive Racing Australia (PRA).
With Prodrive, Jack also co-drive Cam Waters in the Monster Falcon in the Supercars endurance races, finishing just off the Bathurst podium in fourth.
Jack came to the Dunlop Series with a wealth of experience in GT racing, where he starred for Erebus Motorsport in its fearsome Mercedes Benz SLS racer at events like the Bathurst 12 Hour.
He also debuted for Erebus in the V8 Supercar main series in 2015, contesting the Enduro Cup with Ash Walsh, while at the same time contesting the Dunlop Series aboard a Ford Falcon for Matthew White Racing. He finished third in the title at his first full attempt.
Before that, Jack spent some time in Formula 3, Utes and Kumho Touring Cars, proving his versatility, off the back of winning the then-prime open-wheeler junior driver development series, the Australian Formula Ford Championship in 2012.
A year earlier he’d gone to the UK to contest the British Formula Ford Festival, the world championship for the category, and won his first race before mechanical problems put him out.
Jack’s potential was recognised early, with support from the CAMS Rising Star/AMSF program almost as soon as he left Karting (which he started at age 7) and began racing Formula Vees at just 16years old – the earliest he could get a Racing License.
Most significantly, Jack was selected as one of just 18 drivers around the world to be part of the 2012 FIA Young Driver Excellence Academy. He undertook workshops in Austria and won the Top Fitness Assessment among the Academy inductees.
Jack’s love of motorsport began with his father Geoff, who raced Karts himself with some success.
2020: Tickford Racing
1st in Race 12, Sydney Motorsport Park
2nd in Race 25, The Bend (South Australia)
15th in 2020 Supercars Championship Series
2019: Tekno Autosports
22nd in 2019 Supercars Championship Series
Winner of Hard Charger Award
2018: Tekno Autosports
Top Rookie Driver in 2018 Supercars Championship Series
19th in Championship
2017: Matthew White Racing
3rd in 2017 Dunlop Series for V8 Supercars
4 race wins
7th in Bathurst 1000 with Todd Kelly in factory Nissan Altima
2016: Prodrive Racing Australia – GoGetta Racing Falcon
2nd in 2016 Dunlop Series for V8 Supercars
6 pole positions, 7 race wins
4th in Bathurst 1000 with Cam Waters in Monster Falcon
2015: Matthew White Racing
3rd in 2015 Dunlop Series for V8 Supercars
Scored 1st Pole Position
Erebus Motorsport V8 – Co-driver in Enduro Cup events
Shared Mercedes Benz V8 Supercar with Ash Walsh
Erebus Motorsport GT
Co-drove lead Mercedes Benz SLS in Bathurst 12 Hour with Dean Canto & Richard Muscat
Justin McMillan Racing – Australian GT Championship
Co-drove Chevrolet Camaro in selected races
2014: Erebus Motorsport GT
Co-drove Mercedes Benz SLS in Bathurst 12 Hour with Will Davison & Greg Crick
contested select rounds of the Dunlop Series as a Rookie, under the Erebus Academy program
Five Top 10 finishes
V8 Supercar Test Driver for Aero testing program
2013: Erebus Academy program
Contested two rounds of the Australian GT Championship at Phillip Island & Sydney Motorsport Park in Mercedes Benz SLS
2 round wins
2 pole positions
2 race wins
2 lap records (which still stand)
Contested 3 rounds of Australian Formula 3 Championship, a round of the Kumho Touring Cars & a round of the V8 Utes series
V8 Supercar Test Driver for 2013 ‘Car of the Future’ Aero Testing
2012: Australian Formula Ford Champion in Mygale SJ12
4 Round wins
11 Race Wins
2 Pole positions
Member of the CAMS Rising Star/AMSF program
Member of the Fujitsu Cool Driver Program
Attended FIA Academy in Europe, 5 workshops
2011: Contested the Australian Formula Ford Championship
Minda Motorsport in a Mygale
2nd in Australian Formula Ford Championship
2 round wins, 4 race wins
Contested the British Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch
Jamun Racing Team
Pole position & won the 1st race, mechanical failure put him out after that FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy – Austria
Selected as 1 of only 30 drivers worldwide for 4-day camp, from which just 18 drivers were selected for the 2012 Academy.
Won the Top Fitness Assessment at FIA Academy.
CAMS Rising Star program member.
2010: Formula Ford
Debut season, straight into the Australian Championship
Best finish 5th at 2 rounds
CAMS Rising Star program member.
2009: Formula Vee
2nd in Victorian Formula Vee series
2nd Australian Formula Vee Series - Winton
2008: Formula Vee
Turned 16, became eligible for Racing License
1st race win
2007: Formula Vee
Ineligible for a Racing License, contested Sprint events
2006: Formula Vee
Ineligible for a Racing License, contested Sprint events
2000 to 2005: Karting
Victorian Midget Karter of the Year
3 x Victorian Country Series winner
Multiple wins in various classes
Tickford Racing operates as one of the largest teams in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, running three cars in-house with drivers Cameron Waters, Jack Le Brocq and James Courtney.
Created as Ford Performance Racing, before running at Prodrive Racing Australia from 2014 to 2017, the team was established in December 2002 after Prodrive, the world’s largest independent automotive engineering company bought Glenn Seton Racing. In 2010, Rod Nash joined forces with the then Ford factory team and paired his Rod Nash Racing entry with Prodrive Racing, where his Ford would be run from their Campbellfield workshop. The association would eventually see Nash take control of the team by 2013. The team acquired an additional licence for 2018 to solidify a strong four-car line-up. 2019 became a refocus into a three car lineup with the fourth as a customer arrangement with 23Red racing’s Milwaukee mustang driven by Will Davison.
With a strong history of Supercars results, Tickford Racing claimed its maiden Bathurst 1000 title in 2013 at the hands of Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards in a thrilling finish, holding out to win the race by just half a second. The team then backed up the performance in 2014, with young-gun Chaz Mostert and veteran Paul Morris taking out the Bathurst crown in a stunning last-to-first performance to claim the win on the final lap. 2015 stands as the team’s best year to date, which culminated in Mark Winterbottom winning the drivers’ championship after a standout year in the new FG X.
Now owned by racing stalwarts Rod Nash and Rusty French, as well as motorsport enthusiast Sven Burchartz, Tickford Racing has not only enjoyed success in the Supercars main game but also in the Supercars development series, the Dunlop Super2 Series, winning Dunlop Super2 Series Championships with Cameron Waters in 2015 and Garry Jacobson in 2016.
Created as Ford Performance Racing, before running as Prodrive Racing Australia from 2014 to 2017, the team was established in December 2002 after Prodrive, the world’s largest independent automotive engineering company bought Glenn Seton Racing.
With a strong history of Supercars results, Tickford Racing claimed its maiden Bathurst 1000 title in 2013. Here are some other highlights:
2020 Waters pushes the Championship and Jack Le Brocq joins the team
2019 Mustang debut
2018 Tickford returns to racing
2017 Solid second half
2016 Cam Waters joins the team
2015 First Championship win
2014 Chaz Mostert joins the team
2013 10 years racing
2012 A most successful year
2011 Fighting spirit
2010 Frosty in the hunt
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