Matt Halliday


Early indicators for the weekend were positive when Halliday set the 10th fastest lap time in Friday’s free practice despite it being his first time on the 4.3 kilometre circuit. However, qualifying on Saturday again proved challenging with track conditions varying from the day before owing to the hotter temperature. Difficulty finding a clear lap and a car behaving differently saw him qualify in 13th grid position despite being within 0.8 secs of the pole sitter’s time.

This incident marks the second time in this year’s championship that Halliday has been an innocent victim of somebody else’s accident. As expected, he was bitterly disappointed with the outcome after the effort his team made to provide a car with good racing pace:

"I got another really good start and was just holding my line on the inside of Turn 4, not close to anybody, when a car came across the track and hit heavily in my door. The next thing I knew there were cars going everywhere just like a NASCAR race. I don’t know whose fault it was but it’s really hard to accept and bitterly disappointing” he said after returning to the pits.

The next round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will be held at Belgium’s historic Spa-Franchorchamps circuit on August 29th.