2017 CROWNBET DARWIN TRIPLE CROWN - PORSCHE CARRERA CUP - BRIAN BOYD COMMENTS ON PRE-RACE SETUP FOR 2017

  • PAYCE Head Office, Sydney NSW.

Brian Boyd and Team PAYCE deliver their preview comments for the upcoming 2017 CrownBet Triple Crown Racing Event in Darwin - Porsche Carrera Cup.

This weekend's round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia championship in Darwin promises to be an exciting event.


David Wall Comes to Darwin Just a Few Points Shy of the Lead in the Championship - Brian Boyd

Brian Boyd said David Wall comes to Darwin just a few points shy of the lead in the championship after some great results in the first three rounds.

"He is no stranger to the Hidden Valley circuit with plenty of experience in Supercars and returns after notching up his best result in the Porsche Carrera Cup series three weeks ago at Phillip Island, taking out that round after some consistent and strong driving," Brian Boyd said.

"His record in the Porsche Carrera Cup at this track is also impressive. Last year at the circuit, David was quick straight off the transporter, posting the fastest time in the first practice session.

"While the later sessions were less rewarding, David was able to use the sessions to fine tune the car's settings. After starting seventh on the grid for race one, he was able to dodge some incidents up front and come home in second place and secure a well-deserved podium," continued Brian Boyd.

A Win in Race 2 Capped Off a Great Weekend Effort - Brian Boyd

"Starting on the front of the grid in the second race he hounded the leader, Davidson until an error on Davidson's part put David in the lead. He was then pushed hard by Campbell who was trying to unlap himself, but this made David more determined to hold his ground and he greeted the chequered flag in first place to take his first win in the 2016 season.

"David capped off the weekend with another second place in the final race to take his tally to three podiums, including the win," Brian Boyd finished.

The Track Layout Presents a Challenge for the Cars - Brian Boyd

Brian Boyd said this weekend will mark the sixth appearance of the Porsches at Darwin and the track's layout presents a challenge for the cars, with lots of heavy braking, a long straight and the need to get a good run out of the corners in order to post a good time.

There will be two 20 minute practice sessions on Friday for the field of 13 cars, qualifying and a 25 lap race on Saturday, followed by two 18 lap races on Sunday. Join Brian Boyd and Team PAYCE this weekend for all of the action in Darwin.

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