Star-studded 26-car field for Round 2 of Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia

Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia teams travel to The Bend Motorsport Park in Tailem Bend for Round 2 of the 2021 series. The 4.95 km South Australian circuit is the second longest (behind Mount Panorama at 6.213km) of the current (confirmed) 2021 calendar and a favourite among Porsche 911 GT3 Cup drivers for its mix of fast and flowing corners.

This the third time The Bend Motorsport Park has hosted the national one-make series, with both previous rounds being won by Bob Jane T-Mart entries run by the Sonic Motor Racing team. 2018’s inaugural round was won by Michael Almond, while Jordan Love dominated all three races in the 2019 season, winning each of them by an average margin of 5.5 secs.

That round was also notable for the outstanding performances of Morris Finance Pro-Am drivers, with Liam Talbot finishing third outright in Race one Adrian Flack repeating that performance in Race two, together with a fourth overall in Race three.

Cameron Hill

Cameron Hill heads into The Bend aiming for his third consecutive round victory, having won both the shortened 2020 Australian Grand Prix and the opening round at Sandown International Raceway earlier this year. As in the Victorian round, Hill will again come under fire from a strong quartet of Michelin Junior drivers including Cooper Murray, Aaron Love, Christian Pancione and Harri Jones as well as a host of highly experienced Mobil Pro drivers including David Wall, Michael Almond, Craig Lowndes, Dale Wood, Nick McBride and Bathurst 1000 winner Luke Youlden to name but a few.

Max Vidau also marks his return to the series this round and the hard-charging Sonic Motor Racing driver is also likely to be a factor in what is one of the most competitive Mobil Pro classes in the series’ established history.  

Adrian Flack

Round 1 Morris Finance Pro-Am winner, Stephen Grove, will sit out Round 2, to team-up with son, Brenton in the Porsche 911 GT3 R, to contest the GT World Challenge Australia series. With Grove out, Adrian Flack enters the round as a strong race favourite, with Geoff Emery, Tim Miles and The Bend Motorsport Park owner, Sam Shahin, also expected to be in the fight for class honours.    

After two practice sessions on the Friday, teams contest a 20-minute qualifying on Saturday morning followed by a Sprint race that afternoon. A 45-minute Endurance race follows on Sunday morning before the final Sprint race of the weekend on Sunday afternoon. All three races will be broadcast live on Fox Sports and Kayo sports.

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Dale Wood

ENTRY LIST: Round 2, The Bend Motorsport Park 

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Name

Surname

Class

Sponsor

7

Tim

Miles

Morris Finance Pro-Am

No Second Chance

8

Nick

McBride

Mobil Pro

Porsche Centre Melbourne

9

Marc

Cini

Morris Finance Pro-Am

Hallmarc

11

Jackson

Walls

Mobil Pro

Objective Racing

12

Harri

Jones

Mobil Pro

Helimods

13

Sam

Shahin

Morris Finance Pro-Am

The Bend /HTFU

20

Adrian

Flack

Morris Finance Pro-Am

AGAS National

21

Matthew

Payne

Mobil Pro

Team Porsche NZ

22

Dean

Cook

Morris Finance Pro-Am

Zonzo Estate Yarra Valley

23

David

Russell

Mobil Pro

Lago Racing

28

Luke

Youlden

Mobil Pro

TekworkX Motorsport

35

Indiran

Padayachee

Morris Finance Pro-Am

RentCorp Hyundai Forklifts

36

Cooper

Murray

Mobil Pro

Lodge Brothers

38

David

Wall

Mobil Pro

Paynter Dixon / Shannons

48

Geoff

Emery

Morris Finance Pro-Am

Force Accessories

72

Max

Vidau

Mobil Pro

Sonic

74

Ben

Stack

Morris Finance Pro-Am

Dutton EMA Motorsport

76

Christian

Pancione

Mobil Pro

VCM Performance

77

Michael

Almond

Mobil Pro

Bob Jane T-Marts / PSA

78

Aaron

Love

Mobil Pro

Sonic

86

Drew

Hall

Morris Finance Pro-Am

Wall Racing

100

Dale

Wood

Mobil Pro

Timken

111

Cameron

Hill

Mobil Pro

Squadra Bespoke

222

Scott

Taylor

Morris Finance Pro-Am

Scott Taylor Motorsport

338

Craig

Lowndes

Mobil Pro

Paynter Dixon / Shannons

777

Simon

Fallon

Mobil Pro

Bob Jane T-Marts

 

BROADCAST SCHEDULE: Round 2, The Bend Motorsport Park 

Saturday 08th May 2021

Qualifying 10:10-10:30 20 mins

Race 1       14:50-15:15 11 laps

 

Sunday 09th May 2021

Race 2        11:15-12:00 20 laps

Race 3        14:25-14:50 11 laps

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