DAVID WALL DOMINATES CARRERA CUP AUSTRALIA’S SEPANG TRIP
David Wall has dominated the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia’s first international trip, winning both races at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit.
Wall took advantage of drama for his championship rivals, especially in the second race of the weekend Alex Davison and Andre Heimgartner to extend his lead of the series with just three rounds remaining.
“I haven’t been to Sepang since 2007 and the last time I was here I was with my dad so it was a little bit emotional coming here,” said Wall.
“I’m absolutely speechless. I would never have expected to top every session and win every race. The competition here is unbelievable so the team has done a mega job to allow us to be at the front all weekend. Knowing the track definitely helped but having the car well balanced was the biggest benefit.”
Dylan O’Keeffe put in a noteworthy performance in the Professional Class over the weekend, scoring his best result of the year with a second place in Race 2. He also finished on the podium in the opening race of the weekend.
Davison and Lars Kern also featured on the across the weekend.
In the TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge class, it was a weekend long battle between Stephen Grove and Tim Miles, with Grove claiming both race wins.
“It’s great to come here and get two race wins after Darwin,” said Grove.
“This event is just awesome. This is like Sydney last year, we go and have two good races and heaps of track time and now we’ve got the combined race to go. It’s a new track for us and the facility is unbelievable, the best I’ve ever experienced.”
The weekend also featured two seperate international races, one for the professional class drivers across Carrera Cup Australia and Carrera Cup Asia, and one for the Challenge class drivers. Which you can read all about in the next issue of Auto Action Magazine.
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Date posted: July 23, 2017