Porsche Carrera Cup Australia entertains Bathurst

2015 Porsche Carrera Cup Championship | Bathurst

Article and Images by Rhys Vandersyde

Porsche Carrera Cup at Mt Panorama

The second last round of the Australian Porsche Carrera Cup Championship saw drivers take on the Mt Panorama circuit. Situated in Bathurst New South Wales, drivers took on the legendary race track for three races across the weekend which proved challenging especially with the ever changing weather conditions.

Images by Rhys Vandersyde

Qualifying

With the haze off the camps fires lifting over the mountain, Friday’s action at Mt Panorama kicked off with qualifying for the Carrera Cup.

Matt Campbell (Phase 8) made the most of the 40 minute session finishing at the top of the timesheet with a 2:06.2099. David Russell (Finance Ezi) and Steven Richards (Laser Plumbing & Electrical) were second and third fastest at the end of the session.

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Race 1

Friday afternoon saw Carrera Cup take to the track for their first race of the weekend.

Matt Campbell (Phase 8) from pole position launched off the start to take an early lead in the race. However it was short lived when David Russell (Finance Ezi) passed Campbell on the sixth lap of the race to lead the rest of the race to win. .

Campbell hung on to second position while Nick Foster in the Bob Jane T-Marts Porsche pushed through to take third.

Race 2

The second race on Saturday afternoon became a non-event with a massive storm rolling through on the warm up lap. Conditions were deemed unsafe by the championship committee to start and finish the race on slick tyres which meant the it was red flagged and abandon on the first lap.

Race 3

Sunday morning saw the drivers keen to make up for the first and second race with Campbell challenging Russell in the opening laps to steal the lead at The Chase. This left Russell to fend off Steven Richards for second place for the remainder of the race

Campbell crossed the line to take out the win over Russell (2nd) and Richards (3rd).

Championship

A third and fourth for Nick Foster (Bob Jane T-Marts) was enough for him to maintain his lead over Steven Richards (Laser Plumbing & Electrical) in the championship. While a win and a second place moved David Russell (Finance Ezi) into third in the championship.

Next Round

The Australian Porsche Carrera Cup Championship has it’s final round, round 8 in two weeks on the streets of the Gold Coast 23rd – 25th October 2015

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