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David Wall eyes second V8 enduro start

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Tuesday 23rd March, 2010 - 4:00am

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David Wall currently leads the Australian GT Championship after one round

David Wall currently leads the Australian GT Championship after one round

Reigning Australian GT Champion David Wall is eyeing another chance in the V8 Supercars endurance races after a steady debut last year.

Wall drove with Paul Cruickshank Racing’s Wilson Security-supported team in 2009 with Leanne Tander. The pair finished 18th and 19th at Phillip Island and Bathurst, and Wall told Speedcafe.com.au that he is close to locking down a seat for the 2010 season of endurance.

“We’re getting pretty close, and I think within the next week I’d like to have something locked down,” he said.

David Wall drove with Leanne Tander in the #333 Wilson Security Racing Ford Falcon at Bathurst last year

David Wall drove with Leanne Tander in the #333 Wilson Security Racing Ford Falcon at Bathurst last year

“At Phillip Island, both Leanne and I were getting back in the groove of things. I hadn’t driven one for a long time, and we were both finding our feet.

“But to come away with a top 20 result at Bathurst in my first effort with no scratches on the car in a very up and down race was good. The race had everything, but we managed to bring the car back with a good result, and hopefully I can get back in something to pick up where I left off and improve on what we did.”

With limited co-driver seats remaining for the endurance race, Wall’s options are slim, however, a possible avenue for him could be at Brad Jones Racing alongside Karl Reindler in the Fair Dinkum Sheds-backed entry. The BJR team offered Speedcafe a firm “no comment” on the issue.

Wall admits that to continue his push towards a full-time V8 Supercars drive, he needs to be involved in the enduros again.

“You’ve got to keep racing in this industry and you’ve got to keep your name out there and in people’s faces,” he said.

“I’ll be doing GT again there, as we did last year, and hopefully I can secure a ride, keep my name out there and see where it progresses.”

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