Playing the Long Game


Cameron Hill is praising his CHE Racing team for improving the race pace of his Porsche 911, after finishing sixth in today’s 20-lap Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup race at Tailem Bend.

Hill qualified seventh for the race, which formed part of the Carrera Cup Endurance Cup. He had a couple of lucky escapes on the opening lap, avoiding the stalled car of James Moffat on the start line, and was then fortunate not to be collected by an out-of-control Adrian Flack at Turn 6.

As the race progressed, Hill settled into a rhythm and was overtaken by James Moffat on the eighth lap, falling to ninth.

However, Hill was able to maintain consistent lap times, his Porsche GT3 Cup car conserving its tyres more efficiently than his rivals, and he recaptured eighth place from Moffat before overtaking Pete Major and Jordan Love in the final four laps to cross the line in sixth.

“I’m really happy with today’s performance, it’s by far our strongest showing in terms of consistent speed over a longer race distance,” Hill said.

“We didn’t have the outright pace of the leaders at the start, but their cars fell away a lot more than ours towards the end – we played the long game, and it worked to our advantage.

“Considering our lack of testing at Tailem Bend compared to all our key rivals, I’m very proud of the team’s efforts today – they worked hard on tuning up the car after practice yesterday, and gave me a vastly improved package in both qualifying and race trim.

“We have two more races tomorrow, and we’ll be looking for more solid results to finish off the weekend,” Hill concluded.

Races 2 and 3, over shorter eight-lap distances, will be held at 9:45am and 12:35pm tomorrow (10:15am and 1:05pm in the eastern states).