A full complement of cars is expected this weekend as the Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia series heads to Phillip Island for two endurance races.
The third round of the Carrera Cup season will feature two 25-lap races, the longest solo driver events in the category’s history.
The opening Carrera Cup race at Bathurst last year stands as the longest Carrera Cup test for a single driver at 93km, with this weekend’s races set to top 111km each.
In recent years Phillip Island has hosted a Pro-Am format, with the last single driver event held at the circuit in 2012 – which was won by Craig Baird.
The car has received a complete reshell, and is on target to be ready with just a day to spare before competition begins at the Island.
“After all our efforts to compete in Carrera Cup this season, we were determined to make sure the Grand Prix crash was not going to ruin our year,” said Hill.
“While the re-shell has been done by an outside organisation, we’ve continued working tirelessly to ensure all the ingredients are in place for me to complete the season.
This weekend marks the start of the six-race Endurance Cup, a concept that began last season ultimately won by Alex Davison (Pro class) and Marc Cini (TAG Heuer Pro-Am).
It could also mark a fourth consecutive round win for Jaxon Evans, a feat last achieved by Baird in 2008.
“It will be an interesting event. Having had a test day at Phillip Island before the round, hopefully that brings us level with the local teams,” said Evans.
“I love the circuit, it’s similar to Albert Park, and the level of competition will step up again so hopefully we can step up with it.”
The McElrea Racing driver sits 69 points ahead of his closest Pro-ranked rival Dale Wood, with reigning champion David Wall in third.
Entry list: Round 3, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
|1||David Wall||Pro||PAYCE/Wilson Security|
|4||Stephen Grove||TAG Heuer Pro-Am||Grove Group|
|5||Greg Taylor||TAG Heuer Pro-Am||Arris/Strongbuild|
|6||Tim Miles||TAG Heuer Pro-Am||Miles Advisory Partners/Garage 1|
|7||Jaxon Evans||Pro||Morris Finance|
|8||Nick McBride||Pro||Porsche Centre Melbourne|
|9||Marc Cini||TAG Heuer Pro-Am||Hallmarc|
|12||Adam Garwood||Pro||Garwood Motorsport|
|13||Sam Shahin||TAG Heuer Pro-Am||The Bend/htfu|
|14||Peter Major||Pro||Sonic/Totally 4×4|
|15||Josh Hunt||Pro||LORY Construction|
|18||James Moffat||Pro||PAYCE/Wilson Security/JBL|
|19||Anthony Gilbertson||TAG Heuer Pro-Am||Hallmark Homes|
|20||Adrian Flack||TAG Heuer Pro-Am||Agas National|
|22||Dean Cook||TAG Heuer Pro-Am||BMF/Pitman Racing|
|23||Roger Lago||TAG Heuer Pro-Am||JBS Australia|
|35||Indiran Padayachee||TAG Heuer Pro-Am||Hyundai Forklifts Australia|
|77||Michael Almond||Pro||Sonic/Bob Jane T Marts/PSA|
|80||Max Twigg||TAG Heuer Pro-Am||WM Waste Management|
|88||Dylan O’Keeffe||Pro||APB Group|
|111||Cameron Hill||Pro||Southern Star Truck Centre/Anytime Fitness|
|131||Graham Williams||TAG Heuer Pro-Am||Harcourts Williams|
|777||Jordan Love||Pro||Bob Jane T Marts|
|808||John Steffensen||TAG Heuer Pro-Am||Crown/Timken/Porsche Melbourne|
|888||Alex Davison||Pro||Porsche Centre Brighton|