Richards takes clean-sweep of Carrera Cup

Steve Richards was unbeatable in Adelaide

Steve Richards was unbeatable in Adelaide

Steven Richards’ defence of the Carrera Cup title has started on a perfect note as he swept all three races in Adelaide.

In each of the races he was never headed, including today’s final 12-lap encounter when he led Craig Baird away from the start followed by Dave Russell.

As Richards controlled things at the point, Fraser Ross had a spin at Turn 4 and was tagged by Matt Campbell. The incident broke the steering of Ross’s car and he was left on the corner as the closing laps were completed.

It was little concern for Richards who scored maximum points for the weekend.

In the Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge Tony Bates also made a perfect start to the season with maximum points winning all three races. Roger Lago was second Shane Smollen third.

The Carrera Cup next heads into action as part of the Australian Grand Prix event at Albert Park in two weeks time.

VIDEO: Richards and Bates speak after the final race

RESULTS: Carrera Cup – Race 3

Pos Car  Driver                   Competitor/Team              
1   1  Steven Richards  Laser Plumbing & Electrical
2   8  Craig Baird  Porsche Centre Melbourne
3  10  David Russell  Finance EZI
4  77  Nick McBride  Bob Jane T-Marts
5  14  Cam McConville  OPS Gateway
6  22  Richard Muscat  Wilson Security / PAYCE / Genis St
7  26  Michael Almond  Copyworld
8  11  Simon Hodge  Team BRM
9  45  Duvashen Padayachee  VIP Petfoods
10  24  Tony Bates  AFS / Ned Whisky & Cola
11  23  Roger Lago  JBS Australia
12  56  Shane Smollen  McGrath Estate Agents
13   4  Stephen Grove  Grove Hire
14   9  Marc Cini  Hallmarc
15   6  Ash Samadi  Apartment Hotel
16  39  Adrian Mastronardo  Veritas
17 222  Scott Taylor  Scott Taylor Motorsport
DNF  65  Fraser Ross  Porsche Centre Brighton
DNF   7  Matt Campbell  Phase 8


STANDINGS: Professional

Pos Driver Points
1  Steven Richards  180
2  Craig Baird  150
3  David Russell  144
4  Nick McBride  138
5  Richard Muscat  104
6  Cam McConville  100
7  Michael Almond   87
8  Simon Hodge   75
9  Fraser Ross   49
10  Duvashen Padayachee   43
11  Matt Campbell   18


STANDINGS: Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge

Pos Driver Points
1 Tony Bates 180
2 Roger Lago 156
3 Stephen Grove 144
4 Shane Smollen 122
5 Ash Samadi 106
6 Scott Taylor  84
7 Marc Cini  72
8 Adrian Mastronardo  65
9 Tony Bates 180

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