Mar 22, 2022
Phillip Island Wrap
It was a successful first day at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in the TCR Australia Championship where Wall Racing ran two Honda Civics with Fabian Coulthard returning for his second ever TCR race alongside Tony D’Alberto. In practice, Fabian Coulthard came in put his Stan Sport Wall Racing Honda Civic in P13 with D’Alberto in P6.
Set to compete in the 2022 Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia was Tony D’Alberto in the Lamborghini Huracan alongside Adrian Deitz. Both drivers weren’t completely satisfied with the performance of the Huracan in practice however the team made some changes to the car ahead of the first race. In Practice session 1 and 2, D’Albero and Deitz put the Lamborghini in P4 and P3 respectively.
Returning as leader in the Trans Am Series, Tim Brook in his Ford Mustang supported by Monochrome Asset Management had a positive day in practice 1 with P6 however missed the window in the second session out of the gate with his tires.
The second day of racing at Phillip Island saw Tony D’Alberto and Fabian Coulthard perform brilliantly in the first qualifying session of TCR finishing P1 and P2 respectively. For the first of the three TCR races over the weekend, both drivers executed some terrific battles and secured P4 for Coulthard and P7 for D’Alberto in his Stan Sport supported Honda Civic TCR car, ahead of the reversed grid for the top ten in Race 2.
In the Australian GT Series, both drivers, Adrian Deitz and Tony D’Alberto ran a solid race however they encountered a few issues in the Lamborghini. The team continued to work on these to come back stronger to the last day of racing.
Trans Am Australia Series saw Tim Brook once again give a stunning performance in his Mustang. After being caught out in the qualifying sessions with a red flag, he claimed P2 on the grid in race 1 and secured some solid points to add to his lead in the championship. He felt confident with the balance of the car before heading into the final day of racing at Phillip Island.
The third and final day of on-track action at Phillip Island was certainly one to remember for the team at Wall Racing.
In TCR, Fabian Coulthard not only broke through the pack for his first win in TCR in the second race but backed it up with yet another in race 3, accomplishing a double victory for his weekend. The results saw him move up to 4th place in the championship overall with 198 points. Tony D’Alberto had a superb weekend securing another podium finish in Race 2 of TCR and took home the points needed to place him in the lead of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Championship!
Adrian Deitz and Tony D’Alberto in the Lamborghini for the Australian GT Series completed their with P6 in the final race despite challenging conditions in the GT cars. The team at Wall Racing put in a brilliant effort to improve the balance of the Lamborghini slightly however we couldn’t move up any further places even with the improvements.
For Tim Brook in his Monochrome Trans Am, his weekend was set to round out brilliantly however an ECU failed on his car and subsequently saw him drop to P10 in the final race of the weekend. Brook is now narrowly behind in P2 in the championship, however looking ahead to claim it back in the next round!
The entire team at Wall Racing put in an outstanding effort and we look ahead to the next rounds of racing where the TCR and Trans Ams will be at Mount panorama Motor Racing Circuit from April 15-17 and the Fanatec GT World Challenge cars will return at Queensland Raceway on August 5-7.