Cameron Twynham’s Porsche Mobil1 Supercup adventure featured arguably its toughest test yet, when the former single seater star came up against the street’s of Monte Carlo last Sunday.
Monaco is a unique challenge and one which the teenager had never experienced in his open wheel career but he acclimatised well during the Thursday free-practice session, inspite of encountering his first brush with the barriers around the circuit at the Tabac corner.
Nevertheless, Twynham ploughed on but his lack of experience compared with some of the GT racing superstars in the field, led to a mid-grid qualifying slot that he would struggle to make progress from in the race itself.
Despite a tremendous start, progress forward was then countered in the jostling pack by equal progress backwards. After a three car incident at mid-distance, the field was bunched together and the MOMO-Megatron Team PARTRAX driver used this to his advantage and gained further track position. The result, a respectable sixteenth. Unusually for a racing driver, never normally satisfied unless fighting for silverware, Twynham was content with the result and rightfully so.
His thoughts to finish then, “I felt like I performed much better in the race and could definitely see where we’d made progress since Thursday’s practice session. I was consistently lapping within four tenths of my best qualifying time and was in a good rhythm. Having that consistency is key around Monaco. The result was better than I expected too so overall I’m very happy with how it went.”