James Moffat is aiming high ahead of this weekend’s third round of the Porsche Carrera Cup championship at Phillip Island.

In his return to the sport in 2018, Moffat has spent the opening two events of the season at Adelaide and Albert Park learning valuable lessons he says can come to fruition this weekend at one of his favourite race tracks.

“I just feel after two weekends in the car getting our head around things, this weekend I’m confident we can really push for a podium and get our season back on track,” Moffat said.

“Phillip Island is one of the best circuits in the world to race – anyone will tell you that – and I’ve had some great results there, so fingers crossed this is a good one for us and the Wall Racing team.”

It’s a different look to the series this weekend, with two 25-lap feature races – the longest solo driver event in the category’s history.

With the past decade spent racing longer events in the Supercars Championship, Moffat says the pair of 111 kilometre races can also play right into his hands.

“I love the variety of the series this year, and I love the longer race format for the Island,” the 33 year old said.

“I think it’s great to mix it up, and I’m hoping it is good for us – I think over the longer races even if you don’t qualify great, you’ll be able to race your way towards the front.”

“I’ve got great experience running longer races after my time in the V8s, so I think it should help out there across the weekend.”

Moffat sits 6th in the standings after two of the 8 round season.

The son of touring car icon Allan also has extra reason to aim high this weekend.

His son Max celebrates his first birthday today, so James has extra reason to bring home a birthday gift.

“For so many reasons I’d love a great result, but for Max in particular – it’d be great to bring home a trophy on Sunday night to toast his first birthday week!”

Opening practice begins on Friday at Phillip Island for Round 3 of the Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia Championship, the main support category to the Supercars across the weekend.