May 1, 2018

Walleee’s words on The Bend Motorsport Park


Round 1:  GT3 Cup Challenge & Australian GT Endurance Championship

Australian GT Endurance Championship

It was great to have Adrian Deitz and Cameron McConville join Wall Racing for the Australian GT Endurance Championship in Adrian’s Lamborghini Huracan.

We didn’t have a lot of time with the car prior to the event, but we were able to complete the majority of things that we wanted to do before heading over to Tailem Bend for the test day and race meeting.

The first event at The Bend Motorsport Park also threw up tricky conditions with rain during the 60 minute practice session and high wind causing the race to be rescheduled to Sunday morning, and taking place on the 4.95km International layout.

Qualifying was run across two sessions with the average time across both sessions determining grid positions.  Adrian and Cameron qualified 13th.

As the weekend progressed it just got better and we ended up 8th in the race, with the 2nd fastest lap time.  We were all reasonably happy with the result considering the limited time we had with the car.

We now have time to reset and make some further improvements to the car before round 2 at Phillip Island.

GT3 Cup Challenge

Chelsea Angelo’s first weekend in my car from last year, she did a very good job, she had completed a number of test days beforehand and we felt that she was going to be there or thereabouts.  We ended up leaving the weekend 5th, a couple of spots shy of what we were hoping for, we would have really liked a podium, but it was a brand new track and a lot to take in.  Hopefully at our next round at Sandown it will all feel a lot more at home for Chelsea and she can hit the ground running at a track that she knows well, being from Melbourne and having raced in plenty of races at Sandown previously.

Good start to the year, good solid points and the car is nice and straight and we are looking forward to round 2.

And lastly Adrian Langkeek, competing in his first ever race meeting.  Adrian is a lovely bloke and it makes you feel humbled when you see someone enjoy himself so much as he did at his first ever race meeting. He achieved his objectives for the weekend which was to go there and improve his times and get his first licence tick which he did, the car is straight as an arrow and he did a great job, learnt a lot and took a lot in and he is already looking forward to his next meeting which will be at Phillip Island later in the year when he joins GT3 Cup Challenge again.