Oran Park racer tries his hand behind a different wheel

Tim Brook raced a Type R Honda Civic for the first time last weekend.
Tim Brook raced a Type R Honda Civic for the first time last weekend.

A "stoked" Tim Brook is hopeful his solid TCR Australia Series debut at Winton Motor Raceway last weekend will lead to more opportunities.

The Oran Park driver claimed a top ten finish in his first outing.

Brook is known for his prowess in the Toyota 86 racing series but this is the first time the racer has tried his hand at racing a Honda Civic TCR.

Brook was a last-minute addition to the race winning team but he managed to adapt to the front wheel drive quickly.

"I'm absolutely stoked with how the weekend went," he said.

"It was an incredible experience, and I can't thank David Wall and the Wall Racing guys enough, it was an absolute pleasure to work with such a great team.

"It all came about really quickly - we were going to test the car and then the chance came up to race it, which we obviously jumped at.

"These cars are awesome to drive and the series is incredible, and to finish ninth in the opening race was way above expectations.

"We didn't set any goals for the weekend, we wanted to take it as it came and use it as an opportunity to learn a bit about and sample TCR, but even still I'm over the moon."

Brook qualified 12th for the opening race of the weekend which saw him line up alongside former V8 Supercar racer James Moffat and behind Bathurst 1000 winner Russell Ingall.

He then powered his way forward in the race to record a strong ninth place finish in the competitive 19-car field.

Tim Brook preparing for the race.

Tim Brook preparing for the race.

Brook then proved the fastest of the Honda Civic drivers before a cut tyre forced him into the pits, resulting in a 16th place result in Race 2.

He then charged back through the field to take 11th in the third and final encounter of the weekend.

"I think we can be happy with the weekend - to jump in an unfamiliar car and be on the pace is always hard, so it's a real testament to how good the guys at Wall Racing are," Brook said.

"For the moment our focus remains on the Toyota 86 Racing Series, but I think this weekend showed that if we keep our options open there are opportunities to be taken.

"I'm glad we took this one and hope there will be more to come."

Brook's next outing will be behind the wheel of the championship leading McLaren Real Estate Toyota 86 at the iconic Mount Panorama for the Bathurst 1000.