David Wall has scored another bag of points in the 6th round of Carrera Cup Australia, held at Queensland Raceway this weekend. After finishing in 7th position in race one on Saturday, David and his team, Jim Richards Racing worked hard on...
David Wall has scored another bag of points in the 6th round of Carrera Cup Australia, held at Queensland Raceway this weekend.
After finishing in 7th position in race one on Saturday, David and his team, Jim Richards Racing worked hard on the car's set up over night, aiming to improve the car's handling for the second race.
"We were happier with the car in this race, but we were still not there," said David after the race.
"We elected to run our worst tyres in this race, leaving our best tyres for the final race of the weekend so we struggled to push as hard as we would have liked.
"Not being able to move forward during the race was frustrating, but I did not want to risk damaging the car and dropping out of the race, especially when I knew we would have fresher tyres in the third race."
Race three was a better race for David, with the car set up the best it had been all weekend and the fresh rubber making challenging for positions easier.
David fought hard throughout the race, finishing in a pleasing 5th place.
"I was much happier with the way the car was handling in the final race of the day; we have spent all weekend chasing the ideal set up and I think we got as close as we could get in this race," said David after the final race.
"I worked with my engineer in the break between races today, working to find the changes we needed to make to the car. We also looked at the data to identify where I could improve my driving style.
"We put everything together in race three and I was able to push hard during the race."
David was pleased to overcome the problems he had in the earlier races before the weekend was over so that he can now look forward to the next round of Carrera Cup Australia, just 3 points behind 5th place in the Championship.
"Finishing strongly after having to overcome a few set up issues this weekend is pleasing -- I can now leave knowing we are still in a strong position. I am really looking forward to the next round of the Championship; the Phillip Island circuit is my favourite Australian track," said David
Before then, David will head overseas to Malaysia to compete in the Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race on 30th August. He will be reunited with the Porsche RSR that he campaigned in the 06/07 GT Championship in the 12-hour sports car race. That is to be held at the Malaysian F1 circuit, Sepang.
David will team up with his best mate and fellow Carrera Cup Australia competitor, Barton Mawer.
With an entry list of up to 120 cars expected and grid slots for over 70 cars including a number of Asian based factory teams, David is expecting that they may suffer in qualifying given the age of their car but is hopeful of a top 15 result.