Second-year Porsche Carrera Cup racer Cameron Hill believes a technical alliance with an established outfit will help him and his team unlock race-winning speed in 2019.
Hill’s team will partner with the GWR Australia operation, the two squads agreeing to share data and technical resources at race meetings.
While Hill demonstrated his talent with a podium finish at Bathurst last year, the 22-year-old said the team’s lack of experience with the Porsche meant they started each round at a disadvantage compared to most others.
“We were learning on the run last year, and while other teams were able to arrive at each circuit with a clear baseline, we were usually a step behind,” Hill said.
“While everyone put in a massive effort, we lacked a few key human resources. I was analysing my own data between sessions, and there was a lot of guesswork with driving technique and car setup.
“The GWR outfit has a wealth of experience running Porsches, and one of the main advantages will be working with their data engineer, Dejan Ninic.
“I’ve seen Dejan in action and done a bit of work with him in the past. He’s an absolute gun when it comes to data analysis – he can instantly determine how a race car is behaving, and recommend adjustments to the car or the way I’m driving it.”
The GWR drivers will also benefit from the alliance, the father-and-son team of Indiran and Duvashen Padayachee being able to access Hill’s data.
“Indiran and Duvashen are both very passionate about motorsport, and keen to improve their own performances,” Hill said.
“Duvashen has had some strong results, especially in endurance races like the Bathurst 12 Hour where he has finished in the top four outright. I look forward to working with both of them.”
Hill and GWR tested at Winton yesterday ahead of the Carrera Cup opener at the Adelaide 500 in a fortnight.