Jamie Needs Confidence for ‘Concrete Canyon’

Powering around Queensland Raceway was no preparation for the extreme nature of Surfers Paradise Street Circuit according to Wilson Security Racing’s Jamie Campbell-Walter.

The British sports car driver, who will partner David Wall in this weekend’s two 300km endurance races, attended a test day at Queensland Raceway earlier this week but today was his first taste of the unforgiving Gold Coast street track.

Every lap was a confidence booster but, with only two practice sessions at his disposal, Campbell-Walter says he still has a steep mountain to climb in tomorrow’s race, which starts at 13.40.

Jamie Campbell-Walter
Wilson Security Racing Co-Driver

“It’s great to get this opportunity to not only compete in Australia but to also drive a V8 Supercar for the very first time.

“At the test day a couple of days ago at Queensland Raceway, I felt fairly comfortable in the car and I did some fast and consistent lap times. At this tight circuit it’s a bit of a different story though and confidence is definitely the key to this concrete canyon.

“I want more and more time in the car. The more kilometres I can clock-up, the more confident I become.”

David Wall
Wilson Security Racing

“The guys have been on the pace since we rolled the car out of the truck on Wednesday for the international driver test day.

“Tomorrow we will have a strategy that will give the Wilson Security Racing Commodore every chance to be up the front of the race.”

V8 SUPERCARS Overall Practice

01 M. Caruso/J. Hinchcliffe, Fujitsu Racing GRM, 1:11.6912

02 5 M. Winterbottom/W. Power, Orrcon Steel FPR Ford, + 0:00.0979

03 D. Reynolds/N. Heidfeld, The Bottle-O Racing Team, + 0:00.2468

04 W. Davison/M. Salo, Trading Post FPR Ford, + 0:00.3727

05 T. D’Alberto/T. Liuzzi, Team Hiflex, + 0:00.3841

06 J. Whincup/S. Bourdais, TeamVodafone, + 0:00.4074

07 T. Slade/D. Brabham, Lucky 7 Racing, + 0:00.4674

08 J. Moffat/P. Kox, Team Norton DJR , + 0:00.4972

9 J. Courtney/D. Turner, Holden Racing Team, + 0:00.5922

10 C. Lowndes/R. Lyons, TeamVodafone, + 0:00.6273

28 D. Wall/J. Campbell-Walter, Wilson Security Racing, 0:01.6766