Canberra Porsche driver Cameron Hill says today’s two Carrera Cup races have encapsulated the highs and lows his family team have experienced throughout the season.
Hill’s day started on a positive note; from 10th on the grid, he capitalised on strong pace and stayed out of trouble to improve to seventh in Race 1.
“It was a long and busy race, but our speed was consistent; I was able to stay on the tail of the cars in front, and we had good pace after the Safety Car restart at the end,” Hill said.
Hill was again running seventh in Race 2, and felt he had a speed advantage over the cars ahead. He attempted a move on Glen Wood at Turn 9, but was unable to pull the car up and made contact with the concrete wall – his Carrera Cup car sustained front-right damage, ending his day.
“I knew I was capable of going faster than the cars ahead, and I decided to try a move on Wood,” Hill said.
“I was caught out by the bumps and dirty track on the inside, which caused me to lock the rear wheels and whack the wall.
“I could have played it conservatively and stayed behind Glen but as a racer, I want to overtake people.
“I’ll treat it as a learning experience, it’s my first time here on the Gold Coast and now I know where the limits are.”
Hill’s family team are assessing the damage and it is hoped the car will be back on track for tomorrow’s third and final race.