Hard fought MEGA fourth for Talbot in Adelaide Race 2
MEDIA RELEASE: Liam Talbot showed tremendous guile in piloting his MEGA Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R to fourth position in today’s second race of the CAMS Australian GT Championship.
After starting on the second row of the grid, the Brisbane-based Blancpain Endurance Series Champion was mired in traffic for much of the 40 minute race.
The early stages saw Talbot involved in many thrilling battles leading up to the compulsory pitstop window, which again, the early stanza was punctuated by a Safety Car.
He pushed the Pirelli tyres and the Walkinshaw GT3-prepared machine to the limit, knowing he had a longer stationary time in the pits than many of those around him.
After timed pitstops played out, he pushed the only Porsche 911 GT3 R forward, driving strong to advance himself up the field.
With two laps to go, he was in fifth position, however an opportunity presented itself to elevate himself into fourth placing, much to the delight of the crew supported by Australia’s newest Petroleum company, MEGA Limited.
Tomorrow, Talbot will start the third and final race at 9:55am Adelaide time from the second row again and is aiming to extract even more from the MEGA Racing Porsche.
TV coverage is live on Fox Sports 506 – adjust race time for your local market.
In addition to MEGA Limited, Liam Talbot Racing has drawn support from WashIt Truck Wash and Walkinshaw GT3 partners Morris Finance and Urban Maintenance Systems.
A very hard fought fourth placing in the second race this morning…
“There was a lot of heavy traffic out there, it was a tough race. After I brought the MEGA Racing Porsche through the pits, I came out in traffic. I could look back and say it was fun, but the heart rate was definitely up and I had to use all of my knowledge to gain track position and get those positions back.”
It was an awesome drive you really chipped away at it.
“I was looking at the lap times on the dash each lap and was impressed with what it was showing. It was consistent, the car was predictable and I felt the Pirelli tyres go off towards the end. That’s just a small percentage, that is natural and it was amazing to press on and see my fastest laps of the weekend. The end result was a great reward for the Walkinshaw GT3 team.”
Once again it places you in a good position for tomorrow’s final race…
“It is still early days, but starting up the front, especially going into that chicane there’s a lot of potential for carnage, we’re starting up the front which hopefully will guarantee us a free pass through all of that.”