Late change to Townsville Carrera Cup field

Tim Leahey at Bathurst last year

Tim Leahey at Bathurst last year

Experienced racer Tim Leahey is a late inclusion in the Porsche City Index Carrera Cup field at Townsville this weekend.

The Orange, NSW resident will drive in the place of Tony Bates, who has been forced to sit out of the Townsville round after undergoing recent surgery.

While it will be Leahey’s first drive at Townsville, he is no stranger to Carrera Cup. The former V8 Supercars endurance driver competed in Carrera Cup in its inaugural seasons. A long spell out of the class was broken last year where he entered the Mount Panorama, Bathurst round (pictured).

For more on Tim Leahey, CLICK HERE for a past edition of’s Where are they now?

Carrera Cup action supports the V8 Supercars’ Sucrogen Townsville 400 at the Reid Park street track.

See below for’s Race Guide, previewing this weekend’s event.

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