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Full-time V8 stint set to end for David Wall

Friday 23rd October, 2015 - 4:16pm

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David Wall

David Wall

David Wall has switched his attention to securing a Pirtek Enduro Cup co-drive for next season following confirmation that he will not retain his full-time Volvo seat.

As Speedcafe.com revealed on Thursday, the Garry Rogers-run Volvo team has signed James Moffat to pilot its #34 entry in 2016.

Wall has spent four seasons in the category, carrying Wilson Security and Payce Consolidated backing through stints at Brad Jones Racing (2012-13), Dick Johnson Racing (2014) and Volvo (2015).

With the sponsors staying at GRM next year, the 32-year-old Wall has confirmed that he won’t be moving elsewhere as a full-time driver.

“We’ve made the decision to concentrate on other things away from the race track, which is obviously the Wall Racing business and my young family,” Wall told Speedcafe.com.

“I’ve been lucky enough to do it full-time for four years and have enjoyed my time at it, but it doesn’t look like there’ll be another opportunity for me at this level.

“The idea is to get a good endurance drive and compete in another class during the year, whether that be GT or Carrera Cup or whatever.”

The Sydney-based Wall Racing currently runs a host of customer cars in categories including Australian GT.

A brief statement from GRM this afternoon confirmed that the driver could continue with the squad for next year’s enduros.

“We are in discussions with David in regards to remaining with the team as an endurance driver for season 2016,” read the statement.

“We will make an announcement regarding our driver of the 34 car in due course.”

Wall heads into this weekend’s Castrol Gold Coast 600 24th in the standings after a season that included an early foot injury and a litany of mechanical failures.

His speed has however been starkly lacking against rapid team-mate Scott McLaughlin, who is ninth in points despite also suffering from unreliability.

“We haven’t really had a proper run at it this year,” reflected Wall.

“Last year (at DJR) we started pretty strong and then had our times here and there towards the end of the year.

“I was expecting to be quite strong here this year but then through one reason or another, injuries and all sorts of bits and pieces, it just hasn’t worked out.

“But there’s still four meetings to go, so we’ll press on as hard as we can to get some kind of result that we’re happy with.”

Wall currently has 132 V8 Supercars Championship race starts to his name with a best finish of fifth at Winton in 2014.

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