Carrera Cup grid locked in for Townsville
Tuesday 6th July, 2021 - 8:46pm
A competitive field of drivers will be standing between Cameron Hill and an impressive fourth straight Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia round win this weekend in Townsville.
Hill has been in blistering form this season – of the six races held thus far across Sandown and Tailem Bend, the Canberran has five victories and a second.
Just three drivers have won four straight rounds in Carrera Cup Australia history: Craig Baird (2008), Jim Richards (2003) and Alex Davison (2003/04).
Travel restrictions associated with the ongoing COVID-19 situation in Sydney has ruled Tim Miles, Jackson Walls, Drew Hall and Indiran Padayachee out of the action at Townsville.
There’s no shortage of proven performers, however, with David Russell, Luke Youlden, David Wall, Dale Wood and Craig Lowndes all boasting extensive Supercars experience.
Youlden enters Townsville with a newly serviced 911 GT3 Cup car.
“We’ve stripped the whole car down and actually found a couple of issues that we have now rectified and that should hopefully give us a bit more speed at Townsville,” said the 43-year-old, who will partner David Reynolds in the 2021 Bathurst 1000 in October.
“I’m looking forward to getting back to Townsville, that was where I made my debut with the team 12 months ago and we have come a long way since then.”
In the Pro-Am class, Stephen Grove will be back in action after missing The Bend.
Two practice sessions on Friday will kick off the event for Carrera Cup, before three races across Saturday and Sunday.
Entry list: Round 3, Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia
|4||Stephen||Grove||Morris Finance Pro-Am||Grove Group|
|8||Nick||McBride||Mobil Pro||Porsche Centre Melbourne|
|9||Marc||Cini||Morris Finance Pro-Am||Hallmarc|
|13||Sam||Shahin||Morris Finance Pro-Am||The Bend Motorsport Park/HTFU|
|20||Adrian||Flack||Morris Finance Pro-Am||AGAS National|
|21||Matthew||Payne||Mobil Pro||Team Porsche New Zealand / Earl Bamber Motorsport|
|22||Dean||Cook||Morris Finance Pro-Am||Zonzo Estate Yarra Valley|
|23||David||Russell||Mobil Pro||Lago Racing|
|28||Luke||Youlden||Mobil Pro||Tekworkx Motorsport|
|36||Cooper||Murray||Mobil Pro||Phase 8|
|38||David||Wall||Mobil Pro||Paynter Dixon / Shannons|
|48||Geoff||Emery||Morris Finance Pro-Am||Force Accessories|
|74||Kyle||Gurton||Mobil Pro||Dutton EMA Motorsport|
|76||Christian||Pancione||Mobil Pro||VCM Performance|
|77||Michael||Almond||Mobil Pro||Sonic / Bob Jane T-Marts / PSA Australia|
|100||Dale||Wood||Mobil Pro||Timken / ASM|
|111||Cameron||Hill||Mobil Pro||Squadra Bespoke|
|222||Scott||Taylor||Morris Finance Pro-Am||Scott Taylor Motorsport|
|338||Craig||Lowndes||Mobil Pro||Paynter Dixon / Shannons|
|777||Simon||Fallon||Mobil Pro||Bob Jane T-Marts / Sonic|