Bill Pye had a massive two days at the 2013 Muscle Car Masters over the weekend, securing his maiden race win, and the third win for a Porsche in Touring Car Masters history, in race 2 ahead of championship leader John Bowe.
??hat was the first time we???d run the Porsche in Muscle Car Masters. It took us a while to get it set up properly, remember it???s set up as a rally car and not a circuit racer, but when we did it went really well. The Autohaus Hamilton guys did an excellent job getting it right.??- Bill Pye
With the top 10 positions reversed for the race 2 grid, Pye made a monumental start and before long was able to challenge and pass fellow Porsche driver Greg Keene for the lead.
Race 1 winner John Bowe wouldn???t make it easy, and stormed through from the back of the grid to close to within a second behind Pye in the closing laps. With two to go, Bowe passed Pye and the two-time champion looked set for another race win.
Pye would have none of it, however, and the pair locked themselves in a thrilling duel for victory as they charged to the chequered flag. They swapped the lead four times over those last few laps, with Pye eventually crossing the line first, a few hundredths of a second ahead of Bowe.
??he car has exceptional handling qualities and really shined around Sydney Motorsport Park once we nailed the setup. If someone wanted to turn it into a Touring Car Masters car I think it would be unbeatable!??/i>
??t became only the third Porsche to have won a race in Touring Car Masters, and the only one to have ever won at Eastern Creek or Sydney Motorsport Park. And it???s a road-registered car!??- Bill Pye
Autohaus Hamilton team boss Grant Geelan was thrilled to see such a special car take to the track at Muscle Car Masters, and do so well in expert hands.
??’m very very proud of what Bill Pye and Autohuas Hamilton achieved over the weekend at Muscle Car Masters. It???s always a thrill to see one of our friends doing so well in a sport they love, doubly-so in a car we built and triply-so when the car is as special as Bill???s!??/i>
??t just shows what a Porsche is capable of, even if it???s pitted against the odds, when it’s prepared and driven in the manner which Porsches are designed for.??- Grant Geelan
Hit this link to read a little more about the car, which is up for sale at the moment.