This weekend, the Infants’ Friend / Bob Jane T-Marts Porsche GT 3 of Ash Walsh tales part in a very unique Porsche Festival at Sydney Motorsport Park. Round 3 of the 2016 Carrera Cup Championship headlines the event in a once a year format as part of the Rennsport Porsche gathering.
The event sees all Porsche Carrera Cup entrants adopt a Pro – Am structure where the pairings will complete in separate Qualifying ‘main and co-driver’ sessions and then face two one hour races with compulsory Pit Stops and driver change.
Strategy will play a big part in Walsh’s Sonic Teams tackling of the weekend as it is a full points scoring round for the main drivers. A mistake by a co-driver can be costly and effect the end of season points tally.
Walsh has chosen regular Porsche ‘Elite Category’ competitor Max Twigg as co-driver. Twigg has a long record in GT and Porsche racing in Australia and Asia and is currently co driving with Steve Richards in the new BMW M6 GT3 car.
“I am happy to have Max on board as my co driver. Selecting the right driver for this event is critical as many of the Amateur drivers who have chosen to compete are teamed up with some of the best V8 Supercars guys on the grid. Max knows the cars and the format well and I’m sure with the guidance of Michael (Ritter) and Mike (Henry) in the pits, the Infants’ Friend Porsche will be in with a good chance.
“This is a really interesting event. I have not driven in the Rennsport round before but it will give these GT3 Cup cars a real chance to stretch their legs over the longer race formats. I am really looking forward to it.” Ash Walsh said.
The format at Round 3 of the 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Championship sees the Pro and Am drivers will face a qualifying session each ahead of two 60 minute races, featuring a compulsory driver change.
2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Championship
After 2 Rounds
1 Nick McBride 300
2 Alex Davison 276.5
3 Matt Campbell 276.5
4 Michael Almond 223.5
5 Steven Richards 209
6 David Wall 198.5
7 Ash Walsh 178.5
8 Fraser Ross 170
9 Dean Fiore 140
10 Duvashen Padayachee 130
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