New South Welshman David Wall continues to be a dominant force in the Australian GT Championship, winning the round and scoring another two race wins at Eastern Creek. The fourth round of the championship held this weekend has seen David pick...
New South Welshman David Wall continues to be a dominant force in the Australian GT Championship, winning the round and scoring another two race wins at Eastern Creek.
The fourth round of the championship held this weekend has seen David pick up from where he ended the previous round, at the top of the timesheets and in pole position for the first race.
David led the opening race from start to finish to pick up his 5th win of the season, setting a new lap record of 1:33.1910 on his way.
Such was his dominance, David was given further penalties including the addition of close to 80 kilograms in weight in an effort to bring him back to the field.
"The extra weight disrupted the balance of the car significantly, making it very difficult to manage throughout the race," said David.
"Because the changes were made between the first and second race, we had very little time to work on the setup and of course no track time to get it right prior to the race. My best lap time during the second race was more than two seconds off my quickest in the previous race, so to come home in second place was a great achievement.
"Between the second and third races we made a lot of changes to the car that meant we came back stronger and won the race. The team did an excellent job to work with the restrictions to give me a car capable of winning the race.
"Overall it has been a good, solid weekend and I am really happy to walk away with another load of points and to have extended my lead in the championship.
"My focus now shifts to the Merdeka Millennium Endurance 12 hour race at the Sepang Circuit in less than three weeks.
"Last year we scored an unexpected podium, even with a number of car problems during the race. This year we have made significant improvements to our car and are aiming to finish in the top five.
"With a grid of over 50 cars expected the race is a fantastic challenge against some of the best drivers and teams in Asia."
David would not be racing this year without the continued support PR Technology, one of Australia's largest independent Porsche specialists, Payce, Mount Aqua and Shannons Insurance.
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