17 April 2016
Returning to a track that is well loved by all and a familiar place for Liam was a positive step for Liam in his rookie year in DVS.
Liam took to the sweeping PI circuit at pace in the first practice session on Friday posting the 6th fastest time of the 25 car field. On Saturday he qualified at 14th and then drove the race of his year bringing the VEII Holden home in 7th place. Smooth driving and smart passing enable him to cut through the field and show his continued development as one of Australia’s leading rookies. Race 2 was a race marked by a poor start and Liam slipped back to 19th place. Not to be daunted by this challenge he went about his business and cut through the field with some spectacular driving to come in at 13th when the flag dropped. But Race 3 was brutal affair and with a great start Liam was punted off the track at turn 2 on the first lap. Coming back on with a 400m deficit to the whole field Liam put his head down and caught the field and was mid pack when he was again the brunt of another driver pushing him off the track and relegating him to last again. Not to be dispirited Liam cut his way back up to 15th again by the chequered flag. Despite the challenges Liam finished the weekend in 10th place. With a weekend of inspiring driving and a cool head Liam moved up 2 places in the championship to be 9th heading into Round 3 at Barbagallo in Perth on May 6th to 8th.