Ash Walsh ready for return to Albert Park in Porsche Carrera Cup Championship.

Round 01 of the 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup

Following a strong debut for Ash Walsh in the 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Championship at the Clipsal 500, the series returns to the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park this weekend. A fast turnaround for the Infants’ Friend / Bob Jane T-Marts #777 Porsche GT 3 Cup Car by the Melbourne based Sonic team has meant a very busy start to the season for Walsh.

A Pole Position and race win in his debut in the category has sent a clear signal of Walsh’s intentions this year and the team is looking to continue the form in the four races held as a major support to the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

The track is a fast flowing layout which will see the Infants’ Friend Porsche reach speeds of nearly 250km. With a race each day, the pressure will be on the Queensland based driver to score points to close the 48 point gap to Sonic Team mate Nick McBride who took out the Clipsal round.

“The Grand Prix is one of the best events on the calendar. I have driven the V8 Supercar at the track but I reckon the Infants’ Friend Porsche will be in its element here. The Albert Park track is fast and flowing with a number of passing opportunities. Obviously qualifying will be critical as will tyre management over the four days.” Said Ash as he prepared for the Grand Prix event.

“Our team performed really well at Clipsal and it has been the best gauge so far to know just how we match up against the competition. I am really looking forward to this one and rewarding the Sonic team with a good result.”

The Porsche Carrera Cup is on track Thursday through Sunday at this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix.


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