Reid takes Carrera Cup round win with Race 3 victory

Jonny Reid at Barbagallo Raceway

Jonny Reid at Barbagallo Raceway

Jonny Reid has taken the Porsche CIty Index Carrera Cup round honours with victory in the final race at Barbagallo Raceway.

Reid secured the round win with his second victory for the day, adding to his win from earlier in the morning.

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Having been given the drive for the rest of the year by Hunter Sports Group owner Nathan Tinkler, Reid returned the favour, securing the team its first Porsche round win.

The victory adds to a golden run for Reid, who won last week’s V8 SuperTourers round at Manfeild.

“I’ve had two really solid events in motorsport over the past two weeks with the V8 SuperTourers and now Carrera Cup in Perth,” he said.

“I want to really say a big thanks to the Hunter Motor Sports team. When we went out on to the track on Friday I wasn’t happy with the car and didn’t suit my driving style. The boys have worked really hard over the weekend on my car and it’s showed in all the races.

“The first race (Saturday) we were second with the fastest lap, and then two races wins with the fastest lap in each. It just shows what we are capable as a team when everything goes well.

“They are such a great upbeat bunch of guys with a lot of hunger. In addition to my hunger as a driver, we work really well. I think we showed that this weekend.”

Craig Baird finished second for the race, enough to recapture championship lead from Alex Davison. Baird finished ahead of Davison and Daniel Gaunt.

Money Choice-backed Nick Foster took fifth position after finding a way past Laser Racing’s Steve Richards.

Tom Tweedie, Max Twigg, Andre Heimgartner and Shane Smollen rounded out the top 10.

In other news, Davison was hit with a minor points penalty for failing to leave Baird room at the exit of Turn 7 in Race 1. Davison was docked six championship points for the incident.

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