Cameron Hill has toiled his way to a fifth-place finish in Race 3 of the Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup at the Grand Prix today, tyre management playing a decisive factor in the outcome of the race.
Starting fourth on the grid, Hill maintained his position for the opening laps but lost a spot to former champion David Wall towards the end, as his Michelin control tyres fell away from their peak level of performance.
“That race was hard work, the car was quite a handful for the last four laps,” Hill said.
“We always knew tyre management was going to be a major factor this weekend, and a lot of other cars had better tyres than ours for that race; all things considered, we did well to only lose one position.
“I had a good battle with David but towards the end, I made a small mistake and it was enough for him to get past. By that stage, the car was becoming quite loose and I didn’t have much to fight him with.
“Again, we learned a lot from that race, especially in terms of how the car behaves once the tyres start to degrade.
“Fortunately, we have a better set of tyres for tomorrow’s final race, so hopefully we’ll be able to finish the weekend on a high note,” Hill concluded.
The last Carrera Cup race of the weekend will be held tomorrow at 12:55.