For the second straight race weekend, James Moffat has failed to turn blistering pace into a result after the penultimate round of 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Championship at Bathurst.

Moffat started the weekend at Mount Panorama in brilliant fashion, storming to a second straight pole position following on from his Tailem Bend performance at the last start.

But like Tailem Bend, the first lap of the first race caught out the 34 year old.
Contact with Dale Wood at the high speed Chase would ensure his weekend from then on was a real struggle – resulting in 17th, ninth and fifth placed finishes across the three races.

“The positives first – pole on Thursday was a real highlight – that’s now four straight poles for Wall Racing – and to do it in the wet and wild conditions was a pleasing result,” Moffat said.

“But the weekend soured directly afterwards – contact on lap 1 of race 1 ruined our hopes and from that moment on it was just trying to save our event.”

Moffat worked his way up to fifth for the final race – the curtain raiser to the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 on Sunday – played out before a heaving crowd on the mountain.

It’s left the Tickford Racing enduro driver fifth in the Cup standings with one event remaining.

“We passed a hell of a lot of cars across the weekend, and thankfully got back to a decent position for race 3 – not bad for a category that is hard to pass in,” Moffat said.

“But ultimately it was a frustrating weekend – we had a super fast car and I feel everyone at Wall Racing deserved a bunch of better results than what we finished up with.”

The series concludes with the eighth and final round of the Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia Championship next weekend on the streets of the Gold Coast.

On track action begins Friday October 19, with three races across the weekend at one of the best events of the year.
Network Ten and Fox Sports will show all of the action live.