James Moffat is heading for the warmth of the Northern Territory in a bid to get his Porsche Carrera Cup championship back on track.

Moffat sits seventh in the series ahead of Round 4 of the season this weekend at Darwin’s picturesque Hidden Valley.

“It’s nice to escape the Melbourne winter and get up to Darwin,” Moffat said ahead of the weekend.

“I’m really looking forward to getting up there – it’s an event I love, it’s got such a unique and brilliant atmosphere, and the facility is as good as anywhere in the country, everyone up there this weekend will have a smile on their face!”

After nearly two months off since Round 3 at Phillip Island, the Carrera Cup series hits the track this Friday ahead of 3 races across the weekend.

In a novel schedule, the first two races will be contested over 18 lap durations, before a third and final 35 lap race – the third of a 6 race endurance championship.

“I love the concept of changing the schedule – it keeps the series fresh, and I think personally the longer races are more fun for everyone – including the fans,” Moffat said. “A 35 lap race in Darwin will be great and will test everyone’s fitness with the warm weather, I’m optimistic it’ll be good for the #18.”

Moffat is a harsh judge, and is desperate for better results after an indifferent start to his return to the sport.
The 33 year old is confident this weekend will better show his experience at the track as he gets more comfortable in the Porsche.

“As we’ve seen all year qualifying will be so important – dialling the car in during practice will be just crucial,” he said.

“My focus is getting this car back right up the pointy end and get some solid results, and ensure our championship tilt is back on track by Sunday… we’ll wait and see how it goes!”

Opening practice for Round 4 of the Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia Championship begins Friday at Hidden Valley.

All of the action is live across the weekend on Fox Sports.