2016 CROWNBET DARWIN TRIPLE CROWN - PORSCHE CARRERA CUP - BRIAN BOYD COMMENTS

  • PAYCE Head Office, Sydney NSW.

Brian Boyd and Team PAYCE offer preview comments for the upcoming 2016 CrownBet Triple Crown Racing Event in Darwin.

This weekend's round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia championship makes a welcome return to Darwin after an absence of nine years.


The Fans are in for a Treat - Brian Boyd

Brian Boyd said: "The fans are in for a treat with the competition in the fastest one-make series the closest for years.

"I think they will be surprised at the speed of the latest generation of GT3s and their amazing grip," Brian Boyd continued.

Team PAYCE's David Wall currently sits in 5th position on the leaderboard after nine races and three rounds of the championship decided and is looking to gain a couple of positions in car #38 after a good showing at the Porsche Rennsport Pro-Am meeting round six weeks' ago where he competed with Adrian Flack as his co-driver.

The only downer was an incident in race 2 when David and a slower driver tangled towards the finish, leaving the #38 Porsche with some damage to bodywork and front suspension.

David has Restored the Car to its Usual Immaculate Condition - Brian Boyd

"The good news is that David has restored the car to its usual immaculate condition and all went to plan at a recent test day at Sydney Motorsport Park," Brian Boyd said.

"David has quickly made the transition back to Porsches this year from Supercars and across the nine races to date has had eight top 10 finishes, including five top five finishes,"Boyd continued.

"He is no stranger to the Hidden Valley circuit, having competed in several Supercars rounds in the past, as well as in the earlier Porsche Carrera Cup rounds.

"A number of other Carrera Cup drivers have also competed in a various categories so the track layout will at least be familiar to some of them despite the series' nine year absence.

Lots of Grip and a Smooth Surface to Race on - Brian Boyd

"The track had a new surface laid just before last year's Supercars round, so the Porsches will be right at home with lots of grip and a smooth surface to race on," Brian Boyd said.

Matt Campbell holds a handy lead in the championship over Nick McBride, while Alex Davison is currently in third spot in the standings from Ash Walsh then David Wall, just one point behind.

Two practice sessions are on the program for Friday, followed by qualifying and race 1 over 18 laps on Saturday, then two races on Sunday, each over 18 laps.

Track schedule

Friday 17 June - 20169.20am-9.40am Practice 1 12.40pm-1,00pm Practice 2
Saturday 18 June - 201611.05am-11.25am Qualifying 3.10pm-3.35pm Race 1 (18 laps)
Sunday 19 June - 2016 12.25pm-12.50pm Race 2 (18 laps) 4.30pm-4.55pm Race 3 (18 laps)
Go Team PAYCE!
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