ENDURANCE DRIVER CONFIRMED Champion sports car driver David Wall has signed up to partner Karl Reindler in the Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Commodore for this year's Season of Endurance. The 2010 Australian GT Champion has already racked up a ...
ENDURANCE DRIVER CONFIRMED
Champion sports car driver David Wall has signed up to partner Karl Reindler in the Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Commodore for this year's Season of Endurance.
The 2010 Australian GT Champion has already racked up a Bathurst podium this year, finishing second overall in the 12-hour in February, and now hopes to impress the V8 Supercar community with a strong performance in October.
Wall will join Reindler and BJR drivers Jason Bright and Jason Richards for testing at Winton Raceway tomorrow (Monday) and Tuesday, along with BJR enduro drivers Matt Halliday and Andy Jones.
Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Co-Driver
"I haven't driven the car yet and I've only ever driven a Falcon before so I'm very excited about it. BJR's package at Bathurst is very, very good. I think they're more than on top of their game with a lot of good people within the team.
"Karl is really getting on top of his car; he got the fastest lap in Sunday's race at Winton so it's obviously coming along. We'd need a few things go our way, but I'm aiming for a top ten finish at Phillip Island and Bathurst. I think that's a realistic goal to have; anything more is a bonus.
"I would like to be in the category next year but there are only 30-odd seats and about another 60 guys that would like to be there. Hopefully the enduros will give me a good springboard for 2011."
Brad Jones Racing
"David won the GT championship last year and I followed him around for a few laps at Bathurst and thought he certainly looked like he was peddling the thing pretty hard. It took me a couple of laps to get past him and I remember thinking: 'whoever's in that car is doing a good job.'
"People come from many different directions into V8s and I think that's OK as long as you learn your race craft. David's doing some overseas stuff in the Mosler this year, driving high horsepower Porsches and he comes from a good racing pedigree; his dad was a very good peddler in sports sedan. I think he's got plenty of talent and will be competitive for us in the enduros."