A weekend that promised so much ultimately proved one of the most frustrating of the year for James Moffat, making Round 6 of the 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Championship at Tailem Bend one to forget.

Moffat started the weekend in style, with blistering pace across Friday and Saturday morning at the impressive new South Australian motorsport facility – where he topped both practice sessions and claimed his first pole position of the season.

But race 1 proved a disaster, with Moffat struggling to get his Porsche off the line – ensuring the remainder of his weekend would be a difficult one.

“Our pace very strong – which is certainly a positive for us heading in to the final two rounds of the season,” Moffat said on Monday.

“Unfortunately everything was turned upside down for race 1 – I made a real meal of the start and we were pretty lucky not to get collected by the rest of the field.”

Moffat then had to deal with a rear tyre issue throughout the rest of the opening 20 lap endurance race on the way to a disappointing 9th placed finish.

Then came ninth and sixth placed results in the two shorter 8 lap sprint races on Sunday.
It dropped the 34 year old to 5th in the Carrera Cup standings with two rounds remaining.

“To be honest, I’m fairly disappointed with how the weekend played out after the pace we showed,” Moffat said.

“Race one was just a shocker from the moment the lights went out, and then we were chasing our tail for the rest of the weekend.”

“But we know the Wall Racing cars are quick – David Wall and I shared the front row – so I’m positive we can finish the season on a high at the two biggest events we have at Bathurst and the Gold Coast.”

Moffat now turns his focus to the Endurance Season for the Supercars Championship – where he will partner Chaz Mostert in a Ford Falcon at Tickford Racing.

The duo’s first race together will be at the Sandown 500 on September 16 before the Bathurst 1000 and the Gold Coast 600.

Moffat returns to the Porsche for Round 7 of the Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia Championship where he will be on double duty at Mount Panorama from October 4 – 7.