Cameron Hill believes there is plenty more performance to come from his Porsche in race trim, after he qualified seventh for Round 3 of the Carrera Cup at Phillip Island this afternoon.
Practice started off in promising fashion, Hill finishing fourth and fifth in this morning’s two sessions. Qualifying also began on a positive note; Hill was third-fastest after the field had run on their first set of tyres, but was unable to improve on his second set.
“Seventh place is obviously not quite where I wanted to be, and I don’t think it’s representative of our speed,” Hill said.
“The car was good in practice and on the first set of tyres in qualifying, I was happy with the balance.
“When we changed to our second set, the pressures were slightly lower than they needed to be, and I made a couple of small mistakes on my best lap.
“The field is extremely tight, so we didn’t have to be very far outside the window to find ourselves down the order.”
Hill said tomorrow’s long race will give him the opportunity to make up places.
“We’ve seen how hard it is to overtake in Carrera Cup with the cars so evenly-matched, but the 24-lap race tomorrow morning will create different strategies with how people use their tyres.
“Our car has been good in race trim, so hopefully I can make up a few spots.”
Race 1 starts at 11:20 tomorrow morning.