Baird takes Carrera Cup round honours

Craig Baird set the pace in the Carrera Cup

Craig Baird set the pace in the Carrera Cup

Series favourite Craig Baird has wrapped up the opening round of the reborn Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Championship at Albert Park.

The Kiwi made it two wins from three starts as he controlled a processional final race.

Baird led home Daniel Gaunt, Steven Richards, Mark Skaife and Michael Patrizi, after an early race incident saw fellow front-runners Ben Barker and Jonny Reid spin to the back of the field. Barker recoverd to finish ninth, while Reid was 17th.

Gaunt and Richards ended the weekend tied for second overall on 144 points, ahead of Reid, Barker and Max Twigg.

See below for the Race 3 result

1 Dutton Insurance Craig Baird 8
2 Seek/MPD Diary Daniel Gaunt 8
3 Laser Plumbing & Electrical Steven Richards 8
4 L’Oreal Men Expert Mark Skaife 8
5 Wilson Security/McElrea Racing Michael Patrizi 8
6 Australian Engineered Flooring Max Twigg 8
7 Money Choice Matthew Coleman 8
8 Team BRM/Total Ben Barker 8
9 Superbarn Supermarkets Theo Koundouris 8
10 Supabarn Supermarkets James Koundouris 8
11 Globe Peter Hill 8
12 Rosche Extra Soft Damien Flack 8
13 McGrath Estate Agents Shane Smollen 8
14 Vic Air Supplies Simon Middleton 8
15 Hallmarc Michael Loccisano 8
16 Group Jonny Reid 8
17 Laminex Industries Ross Lilley 8
18 Grill’d Andrew Barlow 8
19 Skye Sands Rusty French 8
20 Newcastle Jets Nathan Tinkler 8
21 INCA Motorsports Ray Angus 7
DNF Hallmarc Marc Cini

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