WILSON SECURITY SANDOWN 500 RACE MEETING IN MELBOURNE – BRIAN BOYD PORSCHE CARRERA CUP AUSTRALIA WRAP-UP
- PAYCE Headquarters, Sydney NSW.
David Wall is enjoying a stellar season in the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia series in 2017.
Brian Boyd said David Wall arrived at Sandown sitting on top of the championship leaderboard following some great performances through the season, including a couple of round wins.
"With just three rounds remaining in the championship, the competition is at an all-time high, but David has been consistently at or near the front all season so he had every reason to be confident of a good round, notwithstanding he also had co-driver duties in the Kelly team's Nissan Altima," Brian Boyd said.
David Wall Impressive in Practice and Qualifying – Brian Boyd
"Friday's practices saw David in the #38 PAYCE Porsche not far off the leaders with a couple of 6th fastest times, followed by a 7th on Saturday morning in qualifying."
Brian Boyd reported conditions varied throughout the sessions making it difficult for David's crew and other teams to optimise their cars' settings.
"Saturday afternoon was extremely tight, with the two short races for the Carrera Cup and the co-drivers race for grid positions in the Sandown 500 sandwiched in between.
David Just Outside the Podium in Saturday Races – Brian Boyd
"David jumped up a couple of positions in race one to just miss out on a podium with 4th place and then a 6th place in race two before he could relax for a well-earned rest."
Brian said Sunday's race over 22 laps was the first of three longer endurance races that coincide with the Supercars' endurance races.
Sixth Place Ensures Championship Lead for David Wall – Brian Boyd
"David was able to hold his position behind a fast group of leaders to come home in 6th place, which gave him enough points to continue to lead the championship," Mr. Boyd said.
We All Look Forward to Bathurst – Brian Boyd
"The next round which will be the penultimate round of the championship at Bathurst, which is one of David's favourite tracks where he has been successful in a number of categories in recent years," Brian offered.
Go Team PAYCE!