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.”