David Wall Returns to Porsche Carrera Cup Australia
V8 Supercar driver David Wall will return Porsche racing in 2016 when he joins the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia. David has a long and successful history of not only race wins, but multiple Championship victories behind the wheel of a Porsche, so the move is a homecoming of sorts.
“It is no secret that I have a passion for racing sports cars, so for me the prospect of returning to Carrera Cup is an exciting one,” said David.
David raced in Carrera Cup in 06, 07 and 08. He won Rookie of the Year, and picked up race wins and podium finishes throughout his time there. While the Championship now runs a different generation Porsche, there are a number of elements that have remained the same.
“I have already had an opportunity to test drive a current Porsche 991 GT3 Cup car. It was amazing to drive as you would expect! The whole Carrera Cup package, including grip from the Michelin tyres, is great from a driver’s point of view. It really feels like coming home,” David continued. “The category is incredibly strong at the moment – easily one of the strongest one make categories in the world – so I know it is not going to be an easy task. I am really looking forward to the challenge it offers.”
For David, the move is not just about returning to Carrera Cup, it is about being able to take up other opportunities.
“The move back to sports car racing is the direction I want my career to head. In addition to Carrera Cup, I am looking at a few exciting opportunities racing in categories both here in Australia and overseas,” David continued. “Globally it is a very exciting time for GT3 racing. I have some races on my wish list that I am aiming for, and racing in Carrera Cup is part of working toward achieving that goal.”
David will also be reunited with the team that helped him win two Australian GT Championships in a Porsche, and the team David set up with his father Des Wall some years ago, Wall Racing.
“The fact I will be returning to racing a Porsche with Wall Racing makes the move even sweeter, as does the fact that I will be able to run number 38 again. This is the number that both my Father and I have traditionally run, including when we each won our Championships,” said David.
Wall Racing has not only won Championships with David and his father Des behind the wheel – they took out two Class Championships in the Australian GT series this year, one each for the two entries they ran. They also ran a customer program for a number of rounds in the 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup season before making the switch to Australian GT.
Of course none of this would be possible without the support of David’s long-time supporters.
“My relationship with Wilson Security and Shannons actually started back when I was in Carrera Cup. PAYCE goes back even further! Their continued involvement means a great deal to me as not only have I had great support from them, but I have also gained lifelong friendships along the way. I hope that I will be able to deliver them the results they deserve. ”
The first official test day for David and the team will be held on 10th February 2016, at their home track, Sydney Motorsport Park. Wall Racing is a family owned business that provides high quality race car services and track side support. The quality of the service they provide is such that the team has many Championship victories to their name.
For more information please contact David Wall on 0409 319 349.
David Wall BIOGRAPHY
Name: David Wall
Date of birth: 19.01.83
Birthplace: Sydney NSW
Partner/Spouse: Amy (wife)
Children: Ryan, and twins Ava and Layla
2015 - Wilson Security Racing Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing).
2014 - Career best top-five finish in Race 8 at Winton, Victoria.
2013 - Class victory Bathurst 12 Hour / Team Peugeot RCZ. 2012 - Wilson Security Racing / Brad Jones Racing V8 Supercar – leading rookie.
2010 & 2011 - Brad Jones Racing V8 Supercar endurance co-driver, two top 15 finishes at Bathurst.
2009 & 2010 - Australian GT Champion.
2007 - 3rd overall Australian GT Championship.
2006 - Carrera Cup – Rookie of the Year.
Wilson Security Racing Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing)
Wilson Security Racing / Dick Johnson Racing Career best top-five finish in Race 8 at Winton, Victoria. Three top-ten finishes.
Wilson Security Racing / Brad Jones Racing Career Best Qualifying - 4th in Texas, USA Multiple Top 10 Results
Wilson Security Racing – rookie season V8 Supercars Highest placed rookie Regular top 15th finishes
Brad Jones Racing V8 Supercar endurance co-driver – finishing 14th at Bathurst Wilson Security Racing – V8 Supercar Development Series Australian GT – one round invitational – dominant win Bathurst 12 hour – finishing first of the older model cars and 4th outright
Australian GT Champion Brad Jones Racing V8 Supercar endurance co-driver – finishing 15th at Bathurst Bathurst 12 hour – finishing 2nd 12 Hour Medeka Millenium Endurance Race (Malaysia)
Australian GT Champion WSR V8 Supercar team endurance co-driver – finishing 18th in debut at Bathurst Bathurst 12 hour – 4th outright
Carrera Cup Championship with Jim Richards Racing – 7th including a race win at Sandown and a round win at Indy. 12 Hour Medeka Millenium race Sepang RSR Porsche – 3rd outright Bathurst 12 Hour outright pole position, 5th overall Class A winner
Equal 6th in Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Australian GT Championship 3rd outright including race wins, podiums and pole positions 2006: Porsche Carrera Cup Australia – Rookie of the year and podium finishes Australian GT Championship – pole positions, race and round wins
125 Rotax Light Northshore Karting Champion Campaigned Holden Commodore in Improved Production with podium finishes Numerous State and National rounds in Toyota Supra Sports Sedan with one setting pole position, new lap record, and round win Campaigned Mazda RX7 SP in NSW championship with round wins and podiums Pole position, new lap record and race win at Wakefield Park 3 Hour Endurance race RSR Porsche debut at Eastern Creek A1GP round - 3rd
1998 – 1999:
Go Kart Junior Jay Heavy Third North Shore Championship.
Photo Credits: David Lori and Speedcafe