David Wall Bathurst preview

Double Duty for Wall at Bathurst Reigning Australian GT Champion David Wall is set for a busy weekend at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 this weekend. In addition to his battle to extend his 18.5 point lead in the 2010 Championship, David...

Double Duty for Wall at Bathurst

Reigning Australian GT Champion David Wall is set for a busy weekend at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 this weekend.

In addition to his battle to extend his 18.5 point lead in the 2010 Championship, David will line up with Karl Reindler in the Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing entry in the V8 Supercar endurance race.

David raced with the Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing team at the first V8 Supercar endurance race at Phillip Island and also joined them in a test day last month at Winton Raceway.

"I am really enjoying working with the Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing team," said David.

"The day out at Winton was really helpful with both Karl and I making significant improvements as the day progressed. I feel a lot more comfortable in the car and with how the car behaves.

"We know it is going to be a tough challenge this weekend, but the team, Karl, and I are focused on what we need to do to achieve a solid result."

After a three-month break since the last round of the Australian GT Championship, David is itching to get back into his Porsche.

David won the GT round last year at Bathurst, but is expecting a tougher weekend this year with competition much closer.

"The guys around me have been a lot closer this year and the parity adjustments made to my Porsche will be really noticeable at Bathurst, particularly on the straights," he said.

"Qualifying will be really important here for me - I will need to qualify up the front and try and hold them behind me during the race."

Unlike the time he has spent in a V8 in the last month, David has not even sat in his Porsche since the last round of the Australian GT Championship at Phillip Island in July.

"The first session will be all about shaking the cobwebs off and getting reacquainted with my Porsche!"

Not only will David have double duties in the Porsche and the V8, he will also be helping Wall Racing run two other cars in the Australian GT series whenever he has a spare moment.

The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 kicks off on Thursday morning with first Australian GT practice at 8:10am, and at 10:15am for the V8 Supercars.

David Wall is racing this year thanks to the continued support of Wilson Security, Payce, Shannons and Mount Aqua.

-source: david wall

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Series Supercars , GT
Drivers David Wall , Karl Reindler , Phillip Island