2018 PHILLIP ISLAND 500 - 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 Phillip Island Race Meeting - April 23rd - 2018.
The Phillip Island 500 round of the Wilson Security Porsche Carrera Cup Australia championship - 2018.
Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Drivers Arrive at Phillip Island Confident - Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd said the three PAYCE - sponsored drivers, David Wall, James Moffat and Dale Wood would have arrived at the circuit confident after good performances in the opening two rounds of the season.
"Leading the trio on points was Dale with four wins from seven races, while David had six top four placings and James had a podium third in Adelaide in his three top four placings," Brian said.
Mixed Results Over the Weekend of Racing – Brian Boyd
"The Phillip Island round was the first of three endurance rounds for the Enduro Cup and the two races would be the longest single-driver races contested in the history of the series.
"Dale and James got off to good starts in both practice sessions after a delay due to fog, with Dale 4th and Ist fastest and James 3rd and 5th fastest over the two sessions. David was close behind in times but just off the pace to be 7th and 9th fastest," Mr. Boyd continued.
Brian said a late charge by Dale in qualifying took him to the top of the times and gave him pole position for race 1. David's time was good for the second row in 4th spot and James was one row back in 5th spot.
"Race 1 was a start to finish win for Dale, who successfully held off a number of challenges from O'Keeffe. David drove a strong race to come in 5th, while James was an uncharacteristic 13th after spinning as he approached Honda Corner, fortunately without damage to the car."
Brian Boyd noted that as winner of race 1, Dale was again on pole for race 2 and once again he led from start to finish, despite some charges from Davison who followed him home.
Two Safety Car Periods – Brian Boyd
"Two Safety Car periods brought the field back on each occasion, but David was not able to get past the leading pack and came home in 7th place.
"James had better fortunes than in the Saturday's race, picking up eight spots to come home in 5th place.
"Congratulations to Dale on his well-deserved maiden round win and as leader in the 2018 Enduro Cup," Brian Boyd concluded.
The next round of the Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup is at the CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown meeting on 16-17 June, 2018.
|Dale Wood||2nd (no change)|
|David Wall||4th (down 1 place)|
|James Moffat||7th (down 1 place)|
Go Team PAYCE!