Canberra Racer Ready for Toyota 86 Fightback

Canberra racing star Cameron Hill is determined to make up for an early setback to his Toyota 86 Series campaign, when he travels to the tropics for Round 2 of the series at this weekend’s Watpac Townsville 400.


Hill displayed scorching speed aboard his Southern Star Truck Centre/National Capital Toyota/Anytime Fitness machine in April’s season-opener at Phillip Island, qualifying on pole position before an unlucky incident with another competitor left him down the order in Race 1.

He staged a mighty recovery in Races 2 and 3, and said his misfortune is now a distant memory.


“There’s been a really big break since Phillip Island, which has allowed us to put the incident behind us and focus on ensuring we’re well-prepared for Townsville.
“Overtaking is always difficult in the Toyota 86 Series with the cars so evenly-matched, and even more so at a street circuit like Townsville, so qualifying will be critical.
“While I haven’t raced at Townsville before, neither have many other drivers in the field and from our experience on other street circuits last year, we have a pretty good idea of the required setup.
“I’m looking forward to the warm weather and the overall atmosphere of the event – I’ve never been to Townsville before so it will be a chance to explore that part of Australia.”