A couple of gritty drives in today’s two Carrera Cup races have netted Cameron Hill a pair of sixth-place finishes at Phillip Island today.
Starting seventh on the grid, Hill took a conservative approach at the start of Race 1, settling into a rhythm and concentrating on tyre conservation.
Hill’s sensible method paid dividends in the race’s closing stages; after applying the pressure to Thomas Maxwell for several laps, he was able to overtake Maxwell on the second-last tour of the Phillip Island circuit.
“I looked after my tyres at the start, and I kept the pressure on Thomas throughout the race,” Hill said.
“Towards the end, I could see his tyres were starting to go away, the back of his car was sliding around and I was able to overtake him into MG.”
A rapid start enabled Hill to move up to fifth at the start of Race 2, a position he held for most of the race before a wide moment at Turn 4 relegated him to sixth once again.
“Our race pace in Race 2 was strong, and I had a bit of a speed advantage on the cars ahead, but with the aero wash here at Phillip Island, it’s difficult to follow closely,” Hill said.
“I’m happy with our pace so far this weekend, and hopefully we can overtake some cars tomorrow.”
The third and final Carrera Cup race of the weekend will be held at 1:05 tomorrow afternoon.