Caught Out by the Red Flag


Cameron Hill is remaining positive despite an interruption to today’s qualifying session for the final round of the Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia at the Vodafone Gold Coast 600.

When another competitor crashed with six minutes remaining in the session, officials immediately stopped the session, preventing Hill from improving his lap time and leaving him 10th on the grid for tomorrow’s opening race.

However, Hill acknowledges the team made a strategic gamble that didn’t quite pay off.

“We went out on tyre pressures that were probably a little high, and then when we came into the pits and went onto the second set of tyres, I was caught in traffic,” Hill said.

“It was frustrating to be caught out by the red flag but it’s swings and roundabouts; it worked to our advantage at Darwin when there was a red flag in qualifying.

“10th isn’t a true reflection of our overall pace but it’s not the end of the world either; I was 10th on the grid at Bathurst and ended up finishing on the podium.

“We have a long, 32-lap race tomorrow morning, so there will be time to make up positions,” Hill concluded.

The first race commences at 8:35 (QLD time) tomorrow morning, with Race 2 scheduled for 1:15pm.