SUPERCHEAP AUTO BATHURST 1000 2017 – BRIAN BOYD WRAP-UP OF PORSCHE CARRERA CUP AUSTRALIA
- PAYCE Head Office, Sydney NSW.
Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Series Wrap Up Report with Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd noted David Wall is enjoying a very successful season in Porsche Carrera Cup in the #38 PAYCE Porsche 911 GT3.
Three Race Round at Bathurst for 2017 - Brian Boyd.
"The Bathurst round consisted of three races – a mini-enduro over 100 kilometres on Saturday, a second nine lap race later in the day and another nine lap race on Sunday, preceding the Bathurst 1000," explained Brian.
"As was the case last year, David started this year's Bathurst round with fastest time in the first practice session on Thursday and did one better than last year with the fastest time in qualifying that placed him on pole for the mini-enduro."
Mini Enduro the Longest Ever Solo Driver Event for Carrera Cup - Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd made mention the mini enduro was the longest ever solo driver event in the history of the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia series and popular with all 18 drivers in the field who welcomed the opportunity to stretch the legs of their Porsches on the best track in Australia.
David Wall Made a Perfect Start - Brian Boyd
"David made a perfect start in the race and was leading the pack as they travelled up the mountain. Back in the field everyone was jockeying for position and unfortunately Steven Grove came to grief just before the Cutting, resulting in a safety car period," reported Brian.
"When racing resumed David pulled out a healthy gap in setting the fastest lap. He continued to extend his lead and was not challenged through the remainder of the race to come home a clear winner and notch up his first podium of the meet."
Brian Boyd said the sprint race on Saturday saw some great battles with David continuing with his strong form in the opening laps before Heimgartner moved into the lead at The Chase.
"David successfully defended his second position despite pressure from Davison, Evans and McBride and took his second podium," Mr. Boyd said.
David Takes a First, a Second and a Third - Brian Boyd
"Sunday's third and final race of the round resulted in a decisive win for Heimgartner after a well-timed start, with both David Wall and Davison in hot pursuit. David held onto his second spot before Davison was able to pass him approaching The Chase, after which David continued to press Davison up until the chequered flag," Brian Boyd commented.
Brian said that with three podium finishes in the form of a first, a second and a third, David took second overall for the round and consolidated his lead in the championship.
"With just one more round to go at the Gold Coast later this month the season is heading for a thrilling conclusion," Boyd concluded.