Tough Tassie weekend for Crick in Porsche Debut
Camden-Based racer Cameron Crick recently competed in his first ever round of the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge. The 21-year old has transitioned into the Porsche Motorsport pyramid following a breakout 2018, where he finished 3rd in the Toyota 86 Racing Series and recorded podiums in the ECB SuperUtes Series.
The weekend began as one of great promise, as Crick drove confidently in practice and qualified 7th out of the 22-car field. Unfortunately, Crick’s lack of experience in the Porsche was on display in Race One as he stalled the car on the start, and was hit hard from behind by a competitor. The incident left both vehicles unable to continue.
In a short 3-hour turnaround to Race 2, the team at Garth Walden Racing worked tirelessly to get the car in order again, and this work continued all the way until the car rolled out of the pits for Race Two.
“Without the hard work the boys put in before Race Two, the weekend would’ve been pretty disastrous. I can’t thank the boys at GWR enough for their efforts all weekend, and especially in that hectic 3-hour stretch” Crick explained.
Starting in 21st for Race 2, Crick showed off his impressive speed and race craft as he ascended 14 places to finish 7th. Starting Race Three with newfound optimism and a desire to close the weekend on a positive note, Crick appeared to be poised for a run at the Top-5, however as the race progressed issues with the cars engine and transmission began to creep in, as a result of the damage sustained in Race One. Crick was forced to pit to rectify these issues, which unfortunately occurred around the time a safety car was deployed, meaning that upon re-entry the talented speedster was unable to make up any positions he had yielded in his pit stop. The end result was a 21st place finish, a disappointing outcome given how hard the team as a whole had worked to try and revive the weekend after such a dramatic beginning.
“I feel like Race 2 was really the best indication of our pace and potential not only for the weekend but also for the competition as a whole”, Crick stated, “it’s just really unfortunate to have 2 races basically scrapped due to damage, from a championship perspective. Nonetheless we know we have the pace to compete, and my hopes are that with experience we’ll continue to make big strides throughout the season to be a real competitor in the category”.
Crick’s next Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge outing will take place at Sydney Motorsport Park between May 17-19. Cameron Crick Racing would like to thank and acknowledge all their loyal partners for their support:
Garth Walden Racing
A+T Puckle Electrical
Pro Axle Australia
Porsche Centre Sydney South
Cleanway Environmental Services
All Safe Group
Rapid First Aid
Crown Pool Superstore
Direct Steel Traders