Cameron Hill has added more valuable points to his Porsche Carrera Cup tally, bringing home a second-place finish after a chaotic opening race at The Bend today.
After qualifying third, Hill was very fortunate not to sustain damage in a first-corner collision between several other drivers.
Hill briefly took the lead after the first two laps, but was subsequently shuffled back to third. He fought back to second at the chequered flag.
“There were some strange things happening in today’s race, but ultimately we achieved a good result,” Hill said.
“Our qualifying pace was strong, and I felt we could have had pole position if I hadn’t locked a brake on my fastest lap.
“At the start of the race, there were cars going everywhere, but thankfully I managed to avoid any damage.
“I overtook Jordan (Love) towards the end of the second lap, but Liam Talbot managed to get a run on both of us on the main straight, and as a Pro-Am Class driver, he had the advantage of ABS and was able to out-brake us into the first corner.
“I fell behind both Jordan and Liam; after that, I had good pace but by the time I cleared Liam, Jordan was too far ahead for me to contend for victory.”
Hill said today’s result stands him in good stead for tomorrow’s two races.
“The car has been excellent all weekend, and I think we’ll have a strong package for tomorrow, especially the 45-minute race,” he said.
“If I make the most of my equipment, there’s no reason I can’t fight for the round win.”
Carrera Cup Race 2 will be held at 9:50 (South Australian Time), with Race 3 at 12:30.