Wall Takes GT Championship Fight to the Island This weekend while much of the Australian motorsport fraternity enjoy the warmth and sunshine of Townsville, the Australian GT Championship will head to the cold and potentially damp Phillip Island...
Wall Takes GT Championship Fight to the Island
This weekend while much of the Australian motorsport fraternity enjoy the warmth and sunshine of Townsville, the Australian GT Championship will head to the cold and potentially damp Phillip Island circuit in Victoria for another mini endurance round, but current championship leader David Wall would not have it any other way.
The New South Welshman will be out to pick up more points in his Championship quest. At the halfway point of the Championship David currently holds a 30.5 point lead over his closest rival.
The round will be fought out over two, hour long races on Sunday and David is keen to get out on the track in his Wilson Security backed Wall Racing Porsche Cup S.
"I love this track; it is a real driver's track," David said.
"Last year I won both races so that is my aim again this weekend, but we may struggle a bit for top speed on the straights, hopefully we will be able to overcome that and pick up some good results."
David will be somewhat of an endurance expert by the time he returns to Phillip Island in September in the Fair Dinkum Shed Commodore with Karl Reindler for the L&H 500.
In addition to the Bathurst 12-hour at the start of this year and the mini endurance races in the Australian GT Championship, next weekend he will join Alan East Motorsport to chase victory in the Dial Before You Dig Australian Six Hour at Eastern Creek Raceway.
Then, just three weeks later David will make the long trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the 12-hour Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race in Sepang. There he will compete in a Mosler for the first time and joining him will be Andrew MacPherson and Mike Reedy.
No stranger to the Malaysian race David has experienced the extremes of racing there over the last two years. In 2008 David picked up an amazing podium finish, beating in a massive field that included some of Asia's top drivers.
However last year David's race was over before they had even qualified. After running comfortably inside the top ten for the first two practice sessions the car developed a mechanical problem that forced the team out of the race.
"To not even get the chance to qualify last year was heart breaking," said David.
"I am hoping this year we will have a chance to qualify well and finish the race!
"The Mosler is different to everything I have ever driven and I am really looking forward to racing it around the Sepang track."
David Wall is racing this year thanks to the continued support of Wilson Security, Payce, Shannons and Mount Aqua.
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