Reid storms to victory in final Carrera Cup race

Jonny Reid

Jonny Reid

After sitting on the sidelines in Race 1 yesterday, Jonny Reid has stormed to a commanding 13 second victory in the final Porsche City Index Carrera Cup race at Phillip Island today.

Reid took the lead from Race 2 winner Craig Baird at the final corner on the opening lap, and built an unassailable lead to the chequered flag.

Alex Davison recovered from a tough weekend to fight his way to second place ahead of Baird.

Yesterday’s pole-sitter Nick Foster grabbed fourth from Matt Kingsley in the closing laps, with Andre Heimgartner rounding out the top six.

Ford Performance Racing’s endurance driver Steven Richards was running in the top five before he locked up at Honda Corner, dropping him to 11th.

James Koundouris spun early in the race, making light contact with the tyre wall on Lap 2. He joined Paul Kelly in failing to finish the race.

Baird’s Race 2 win and his weekend consistency saw him take the overall round win in the Professional class while Matt Twigg took out the Elite class.

Baird remains at the top of the championship leaderboard, with the series now heading to Townsville, to be held on July 6-8.

Race 3 results, Carrera Cup

1 Jonny Reid  Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 12
2 Alex Davison  Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 12
3 Craig Baird  Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 12
4 Nick Foster  Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 12
5 Matt Kingsley  Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 12
6 Andre Heimgartner  Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 12
7 Daniel Gaunt  Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 12
8 Tom Tweedie  Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 12
9 Max Twigg  Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 12
10 Jeff Bobik  Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 12
11 Steven Richards  Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 12
12 Shane Smollen  Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 12
13 Marc Cini  Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 12
14 Tony Bates  Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 12
15 Michael Loccisano  Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 12
16 Nathan Tinkler  Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 12
DNF Paul Kelly  Porsche 911 GT3 Cup  9
DNF James Koundouris  Porsche 911 GT3 Cup  1

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