FRUSTRATION BUILDS FOR MOFF AT PHILLIP ISLAND
A frustrated James Moffat is heading back to the drawing board after a largely disappointing 3rd round of the Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup championship at Phillip Island on the weekend.
But his timing is perfect, with close to two months to dissect and analyse before the series next hits the track in Darwin in June.
Moffat was caught up with backmarkers in Saturday’s race, spinning at high speed before a 13th placed finish.
That meant a 13th placed starting position for Sunday’s 25 lap race, with a much more promising run to finish 5th.
It leaves the 33 year old 7th in the standings after three of the eight rounds completed at Adelaide, Albert Park and Phillip Island.
“I don’t know what to say to be honest,” Moffat lamented after the weekend.
“We’ve got a bit of work to do to catch the boys at the front.”
“The first three rounds are clearly not where we want to be or where we expected to be.”
“I want to be winning races and finishing on the podium – which I’m still confident of doing, but it’s testing my patience right now.”
The positive for the Supercar veteran was Sunday’s race – where he drove through the field after starting on the seventh row of the grid.
“Sunday was more reflective of where we should be as a team,” Moffat said.
“We have a quick car, I’ve got a great team – it’s just taken longer than I thought it would to be contending.”
“Thanks to all my partners - Soniq, JBL, Swann, Payce and Wilson Security for their continued support. We will move on and learn from this weekend and come back stronger in Darwin!”
After a lengthy break, Round 4 of the Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia Championship resumes at Darwin’s Hidden Valley from June 15 – 17.