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McBride clean sweeps Carrera Cup

Mat Coch

Sunday 3rd March, 2019 - 3:02pm

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Nick McBride

A third win for Nick McBride on the streets of Adelaide rounded out a perfect weekend at the opening round of the Porsche Payce Carrera Cup Australia Series.

McBride again headed the field from the first corner, never ceding top spot despite race-long pressure from David Wall.

A good jump from Wall was countered by McBride who held the inside line to take the lead as Luff fell to fifth when Jordan Love made a strong start to breeze by before they reached the opening turn.

On the second tour, Sam Shahin made a lunge on Anthony Gilbertson, skating through into the escape road at Wakefield Street and falling to the back of the pack.

The pair were battling over second in the Pro-Am class, Liam Talbot having cleared Gilberston to head that competition in the opening exchanges.

Down the order Thomas Maxwell and Cooper Murray banged doors as they squabbled towards the back end of the top 10, while a four-car battle emerged for the final podium position.

Third placed Dale Wood proved somewhat of a cork in the bottle, fighting a rear-guard action over Love, Luff, and Michael Almond who were all in tow.

That allowed McBride and Wall to eke clear at the front of the race, moving out to a nearly five second advantage by the time they started the final lap.

Third place went to Wood over Love, while Talbot hung on to take his first Pro-Am class win in just his third Carrera Cup start.

McBride’s efforts were enough to see him take out the round, with Gilberston taking the Pro-Am round with two wins and a second in class.

Results: Race 3

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Cls Laps Race time
1 8 Porsche Centre Melbourne Nick McBride P 10 13:54.3692
2 38 PAYCE David Wall P 10 13:55.2350
3 100 Sonic/Polyflor Dale Wood P 10 13:59.5800
4 777 Sonic/Bob Jane T Marts/SRG Jordan Love P 10 13:59.9938
5 7 MEGA/No Second Chance Warren Luff P 10 14:00.7184
6 77 Sonic/Bob Jane T Marts/PSA Michael Almond P 10 14:01.0305
7 111 Seears Workwear Cameron Hill P 10 14:01.7116
8 36 Lodge Brothers Cooper Murray P 10 14:04.0925
9 5 Sonic/Hose Power Thomas Maxwell P 10 14:05.2895
10 34 Hyundai Forklifts Australia Duvashen Padayachee P 10 14:08.3408
11 27 Wash It Liam Talbot A 10 14:13.1030
12 15 Lory Construction/Volante Ross Josh Hunt P 10 14:13.9217
13 19 Hallmark Homes Anthony Gilbertson A 10 14:14.8424
14 4 Grove Group Stephen Grove A 10 14:19.0539
15 23 Lago Racing Roger Lago A 10 14:19.9512
16 6 Garage1 Tim Miles A 10 14:23.6276
17 22 BMF Dean Cook A 10 14:24.2913
18 9 Hallmarc Marc Cini A 10 14:27.5279
19 80 VM Waste Max Twigg A 10 14:35.0239
20 13 The Bend Motorsport Park/HTFU Sam Shahin A 10 14:41.4190
21 35 Hyundai Forklifts Australia Indiran Padayachee A 10 14:52.4662

Standings: Overall

Pos Driver Pts
1 Nick McBride 180
2 David Wall 162
3 Dale Wood 144
4 Warren Luff 120
5 Jordan Love 110
7 Cameron Hill 87
6 Cooper Murray 85
8 Josh Hunt 74
9 Thomas Maxwell 69
10 Anthony Gilbertson 55
16 Michael Almond 52
12 Liam Talbot 48
14 Duvashen Padayachee 43
11 Sam Shahin 36
13 Stephen Grove 35
15 Roger Lago 31
17 Max Twigg 25
18 Dean Cook 25
20 Tim Miles 25
19 Marc Cini 24
21 Indiran Padayachee 18

Standings: Pro

Pos Driver Pts
1 Nick McBride 180
2 David Wall 162
3 Dale Wood 144
4 Warren Luff 120
5 Jordan Love 110
6 Cameron Hill 87
7 Cooper Murray 85
8 Josh Hunt 74
9 Thomas Maxwell 69
10 Michael Almond 52
11 Duvashen Padayachee 43

Standings: Pro-Am

Pos Driver Pts
1 Anthony Gilbertson 174
2 Liam Talbot 156
3 Stephen Grove 126
4 Sam Shahin 119
5 Roger Lago 110
6 Tim Miles 88
7 Dean Cook 87
8 Marc Cini 84
9 Max Twigg 80
10 Indiran Padayachee 66

Standings: Michelin Juniors

Pos Driver Pts
1 Jordan Love 110
2 Cameron Hill 87
3 Cooper Murray 85
4 Thomas Maxwell 69

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