2018 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - WILSON SECURITY PORSCHE CARRERA CUP - BRIAN BOYD FROM TEAM PAYCE COMMENTS
- PAYCE Head Office, Sydney NSW.
Brian Boyd and Team PAYCE report on the recent Australian Grand Prix Racing Event at Albert Park - 2018.
The Australian Grand Prix round of the Wilson Security Porsche Carrera Cup Australia championship - 2018.
All 3 PAYCE Racers Make Top 5 in Race 1 Qualifying and Race – Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd said that with three Team PAYCE drivers in this year's field of 26, the team and their many supporters were hoping for some strong results in Melbourne off the back of a generally strong start to the season in Adelaide.
"David Wall was off to a great start on Thursday and was able to repeat last year's effort with fastest time in practice in the new #1 911 Porsche GT3," Mr. Boyd said.
"Both James Moffat and Dale Wood were also in the top ten practice times in the #18 and #100 Porsches. In qualifying for the first of four races, it was Dale who topped the times with David 4th and James 5th.
"Race1 saw all three Team PAYCE drivers successfully defend their positions up the front and finish in the order they started."
A Win and Top 5 Places in Race 2 for PAYCE – Brian Boyd
Brian said all three Team PAYCE drivers got away well in race 2 and were able to hold off challengers, with Dale crossing the line first and both David and James improving a place to come home 3rd and 4th respectively.
"Dale made it three on the trot with another win in race 3, but David and James were not so fortunate, with James miscalculating a pass on David that took them both off-track.
"I considered David recovered well to place 12th and James finished further down the order in 18th," offered Brian Boyd.
Dale Pushes for 4 out of 4 Race Wins – Brian Boyd
"Dale was set to make it a clean sweep in race 4 but the start was marred by a first corner incident that saw Dale turned around after being hit up the rear. He was able to continue from the rear of the field and did well to work his way up to 11th place by race end."
Brian Boyd said David Wall finished 4th, up seven positions from his grid spot and James came home strong as well to finish 6th after starting from 18th, due to a penalty for running into his team-mate in race 3.
"Overall, a great recovery by all three drivers to round off the second round," Boyd said.
"With two rounds down, both Dale Wood and Jaxon Evans have emerged as the best performers to date, with David Wall hovering close behind," Brian Boyd finished.
The next round is the WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint on 20-22 April.
Go Team PAYCE!