PORSCHE CARRERA WRAP UP - Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

SUPERCHEAP AUTO BATHURST 1000 MEETING – BRIAN BOYD WRAP-UP OF PORSCHE CARRERA CUP AUSTRALIA

  • PAYCE Headquarters, Sydney NSW.

David Wall continues to impress with his strong performances in the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia

Mr Brian Boyd, Managing Director of PAYCE Consolidated said "David Wall continues to impress with his strong performances in the category, especially in the second half of the season".

"Straight out of the transporter on Thursday, he was quickest of the field in the PAYCE Porsche 911 GT3 (Type 991) and backed that up with a third fastest in the afternoon.


Despite missing track time due to an accident on the track.

"On combined times for both sessions, despite missing out on track time due to another driver's on-track accident that cut short the session, David Wall made second fastest, a fantastic result indeed," stated Mr Brian Boyd.

Fridays practice and qualifying rounds.

Qualifying on Friday for the first of three races over the meeting saw David maintaining his consistency and banking a solid second fastest time that once again put him on the front row of the grid for race 1.

David got the best of the start and led Campbell into the first corner and fended off challenges up Mountain Straight and across Skyline.

He finally relinquished the lead to Campbell on lap 2 when he ran wide at turn 1, but was able to hold second position through to the end of the nine lap race.

For Saturday's race he once again started on the front row but dropped a spot to a hard charging Richards. He still gave a strong performance and came home for another podium third place when the race distance was cut short by a safety car period.

Race 3 on Sunday was David's chance for a hat-trick of podiums and he did not disappoint, bring the #38 PAYCE Porsche GT3 home in third place and wrapping up a highly successful Carrera Cup meeting.

And to sum it all up.

David has now achieved ten podium finishes from his last 11 starts and has firmly cemented himself for a top spot in the championship that wraps up at the Castrol Gold Coast 600 at Surfers Paradise on 21-23 October 2016. He is currently one point off third place.

David has now achieved ten podium finishes from his last 11 starts and has firmly cemented himself for a top spot in the championship that wraps up at the Castrol Gold Coast 600 at Surfers Paradise on 21-23 October 2016. He is currently one point off third place.

Brian Boyd said there's no doubt the competition this year in the category is fierce and any small mistake or an off-day can result in the loss of several positions.

"David's performances over the Bathurst meeting have been exceptional, given the distractions of his co-driving commitments in Supercars," he said.

"He and Scott McLaughlin put in a sterling performance to place the #33 Volvo on the front of the grid and but for an incident in the closing stages would almost certainly have seen them both on the podium."

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