Wall in WSR Hot Seat
Young gun racer, David Wall has secured a coveted V8 Supercar enduro drive with Wilson Security Racing (WSR) for the 2009 season. Returning to the team that saw him rise to prominence in the Carrera Cup Championship across the 2006 and 2007 seasons, Wall is delighted by the prospect of his first chance to race a V8 Supercar.
Securing Wall's services early in the season will allow WSR's new recruit to participate in all team test days and ride days throughout the season, giving him maximum miles in the build up to the enduro events.
Previously one of the standout drivers in the Porsche category, Wall's winning performances in the 2008 season combined with his outstanding work ethic have been the lynch pin in earning him the WSR enduro seat. Based on both Wall's recent race results and their past relationship, WSR Team Principal, Paul Cruickshank expects Wall to be a strong addition to the rapidly growing V8 Supercar outfit.
The opportunity comes as a welcome break for the Carrera Cup refugee who will also contest the Australian GT Championship in his GT3 Cup S Porsche. Wall is set to climb back into a V8 Supercar cockpit during the upcoming sanctioned test day at Queensland Raceway on 11 March, when he will have his first opportunity to put the Wilson Security Racing Falcon through its paces.
I'm really looking forward to re-establishing the relationship with Paul & WSR; they're a great bunch of people in a strong team and this co-driver role is a huge opportunity for me.
"Racing a V8 is something I've been working toward ever since I started driving and when I finally began racing at a high level with PCR in '06 it became a realistic, achievable goal. This drive with WSR is kind of a dream come true and I'm doing everything I can to give myself the best shot at it. My fitness training has doubled; I'm working twice as hard in the gym and doing whatever I can to make this work and hopefully repay everyone behind the scenes who have helped me get this far.”
I'll be at all the regular test days, rookie test days and our team drive days, and I really can't wait for the first test which is coming up a week or so before Clipsal. By the time Phillip Island comes around, I should have a few laps under my belt.
David is a great young talent; he was a pleasure to work with in 06 & '07 and we are very glad to welcome him back to the team. He's a very professional and highly motivated driver who's eager to learn and he has consistently refined his race craft.”
For a few years, he's been a front runner in the Porsches, but last season David made some big gains and took race and round wins – clearly, he's able put it all together on track. David's also had some good experience in the V8, helping us out with ride days, and he handled himself very well. I've watched his development over the past few years and he's more than ready for the next step.”
"At this stage, we haven't confirmed which car he'll drive in, but whatever the pairing, I'm very confident that he'll be a valuable asset to our endurance line up.For further information, please contact: