A combination of strong car speed and sensible driving has delivered Cameron Hill a personal-best fourth place finish in Race 1, Round 6 of the Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup at Bathurst today.
From 10th on the grid, Hill made a strong start and capitalised on some opening lap drama to move up to sixth.
After an early Safety Car intervention, Hill made a well-judged passing move on Glen Wood at Griffin’s Bend to move inside the top five, and gained another position before the end of the 15-lap race.
The 21-year-old Canberra driver was elated to score his best result at the highest-profile event of the year.
“Considering they were my first dry-weather laps in a Porsche at Bathurst, it was satisfying to move up sixth places and come away with my best result so far,” Hill said.
“At the start, I stayed out wide in the first corner, which turned out to be the right decision because there was an incident on the inside.
“After the first Safety Car, I made a decent restart and I had a run at Glen Wood heading up Mountain Straight, so I took advantage and made the move into Griffins Bend.
“After that, I settled into a rhythm and concentrated on learning and improving.
“We capitalised on some incidents for a few of the other drivers, but it’s still a big confidence boost for everyone in the team to achieve this result.”
The second Carrera Cup race will be held at 1:50 tomorrow afternoon.