Love takes Bathurst clean sweep in Carrera Cup
Sunday 13th October, 2019 - 11:20am
Jordan Love has completed a second consecutive clean-sweep weekend in Porsche Payce Carrera Cup Australia at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
Love took a sixth win in a row in Race 3, leading from start to finish after withstanding pressure from Cooper Murray on multiple occasions in the nine-lap encounter.
Murray and David Wall were second and third, followed by Nick McBride and Thomas Maxwell in fifth on debut at Mount Panorama.
Love converted well off the start and kept Murray behind, despite a challenge on the outside on Lap 2 at Griffins Bend, where Wall sliced past McBride for third just behind them.
Liam Talbot dived down the inside of Roger Lago to snap up second in Pro-Am at The Chase on the same lap.
Cameron Hill picked off Steve Richards for sixth on Lap 6 at Griffins Bend, with Richards then having to defend from Dale Wood.
At the front of the field, Murray was closely tucked up behind Love and began to apply pressure for the lead.
Under siege from Murray, Love began to up the pace and after Murray dropped a wheel off at McPhillamy Park, the lead went out to 0.7s on the last lap.
Love’s victory hands him the series lead with a two-point gap to Wood, who finished the race seventh, heading into the eight and final round.
Richards ended up in the gravel trap at The Chase, bouncing across the sand before becoming beached with two laps to go.
Talbot passed Adrian Flack for the Pro-Am class victory with a move at The Chase in the closing stages.
The Carrera Cup Australia season concludes at the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 from October 25-27.
Results: Race 3
|1||777||Sonic / Bob Jane T-Marts/SRG||Jordan Love||P||9||19:07.6409|
|2||36||Lodge Brothers||Cooper Murray||P||9||19:08.4152|
|4||8||Porsche Centre Melbourne||Nick McBride||P||9||19:12.3633|
|6||111||Seears Workwear||Cameron Hill||P||9||19:13.7203|
|8||27||Wash It||Liam Talbot||A||9||19:24.0243|
|9||20||Agas National||Adrian Flack||A||9||19:27.0520|
|10||77||Sonic/Bob Jane T-Marts/PSA Aus||Michael Almond||P||9||19:29.5789|
|11||34||Hyundai Forklifts Australia||Duvashen Padayachee||P||9||19:39.0217|
|12||4||Grove Group||Stephen Grove||A||9||19:40.8897|
|13||23||Dayco / Lago Cold Stores||Roger Lago||A||9||19:41.1241|
|14||6||Garage 1||Tim Miles||A||9||19:41.6643|
|15||13||The Bend Motorsport Park/HTFU||Sam Shahin||A||9||19:42.0776|
|17||30||DRM Motorsport||David Ryan||A||9||19:56.3750|
|18||222||Scott Taylor Motorsport||Scott Taylor||A||9||20:11.6291|
|20||35||Hyundai Forklifts Australia||Indiran Padayachee||A||9||20:20.1269|
|DNF||12||O’Brien Electrical and Plumb||Steve Richards||P||6||12:53.1717|