Cameron Hill says the recent restructure of his family racing team is already delivering performance benefits for his Carrera Cup program, after recording some scorching lap times in the final race of the weekend at the Superloop Adelaide 500 today.
While Hill again finished seventh, he said the car was a much stronger package that allowed him to race more assertively.
“The car was significantly faster than it had been earlier in the weekend, and I was able to attack with confidence,” Hill said.
“I set the third-fastest lap of the race, and was able to catch the leading group; if the race had been longer, there’s a chance I could have made up some places but as always, it’s very hard to pass in this category.
“Having Ben Gathercole as our team manager, along with the technical alliance with GWR Australia, has given us a much more specific direction at race weekends, and that was apparent this weekend.
“We identified areas of improvement, and worked through a process to arrive at a very strong setup by the end of the weekend.”
Hill said the next challenge will be to nail a fast setup earlier at each race meeting.
“Last year, there were occasions where we had good one-lap qualifying speed but struggled for consistent race pace, and this weekend was the opposite.
“Once we unlock the key to a qualifying setup that we can adapt for longer runs, there’s no doubt we’ll be pushing for race wins and podiums.”
Hill’s trio of seventh-place finishes placed him sixth for the round.
“Overall, it was a consistent weekend – we accumulated a healthy points haul, learned a lot, and gave ourselves a solid base to build upon for the next round,” Hill concluded.
Round Results Summary
Race 1: 7th
Race 2: 7th
Race 3: 7th
Top 10 Championship Points
1. Nick McBride – 180
2. David Wall – 162
3. Dale Wood – 144
4. Warren Luff – 120
5. Jordan Love – 110
6. Cameron Hill – 87
7. Cooper Murray – 85
8. Josh Hunt – 74
9. Thomas Maxwell – 69
10. Anthony Gilbertson – 55