McBride looks to make amends

Porsche Carrera Cup McBride Australian Grand Prix Melbourne

Young Melbourne lawyer Nick McBride is looking to make amends for a mistake that cost him victory at the Australian Grand Prix in 2018.

After setting pole position for the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia round at the Albert Park Grand Prix track, McBride led the first race until a safety car saw him make a mistake at the restart – “I sprayed it” he admitted – and lose all chance of victory.

McBride is something of an Albert Park specialist, having been on pole position for the Carrera Cup rounds in 2015, 2017 and 2018, and the winner of four races there since 2015.

“I love street circuits and Albert Park has a real European flavour to it, there’s nothing like it in Australia,” Nick McBride said, ahead of the Porsche Carrera Cup round at the Australian Grand Prix, 14-17 March.

“The track changes over the course of the (race) weekend as the rubber gets laid down by the Formula 1® and Supercars, so you have to keep changing the car to suit the conditions.

“It’s a fast and open track but in Carrera Cup at least, it’s always tight between the cars, and that leads to good racing.”

McBride will again drive the Porsche Centre Melbourne 911 GT3 Cup in the eight-round Porsche Carrera Cup Australia series in 2019.

This year will be the 15th time that Carrera Cup has competed at Albert Park during the Grand Prix event.

The 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia will contest four races over the Australian Grand Prix weekend.

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