A pair of finishes just outside the top 5 and the fastest lap is what Sydney based British driver Cam Walton walked away with after his debut Bathurst appearance in the 38 car Toyota 86 Racing Series.
Walton was just glad to finish the weekend with a straight car and a bag of points after a challenging weekend weather-wise as he was forced to learn the circuit in extremely inclement conditions.
“It was pretty tricky, they sort of threw us into the deep end on Thursday and Friday it was incredibly wet,” Walton explained.
Walton took a sensible approach over the early course of the weekend, which paid dividends later in the weekend when he challenged for a podium place in Races 2 and 3.
“It’s difficult to learn a track when you’ve never been here in the dry and it is soaking wet. Definitely, I took it a bit conservative during the practice sessions and I took a bit of time to build up to it, there were a lot of people going off and it’s easy to put it in the wall, finishing your weekend or s...
Sydney based British racer, Cam Walton is looking forward to his return to Bathurst, however, this time making his debut as a driver.
The Toyota 86 Racing Series racer first came to Australia in 2017 as an Engineer to help with DPO Racing with their Ford Focus RS for their Bathurst 6 Hour campaign. It was that trip that sparked his interest in Australian motorsport, laying the foundation for this year.
"My first experience of Australian motorsport was at Bathurst for the 6 Hour last year building and running the brand new for 2017 DPO Focus RS Mk3," said Walton.
"I knew about Bathurst already as it's such an iconic track in Australian motorsport, known internationally for the 1000 and 12 Hour, so the choice to come over then was a no-brainer for me, but having visited Mount Panorama I knew I had to come back and race there myself."
"Coming to a circuit with such history and motorsport heritage attached to it is a special thing. I had similar feelings to when I visited Spa Francorchamps in...