Anthony Reid

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Anthony Reid
Anthony Reid 2003.jpg
Reid as a BTCC driver in 2003
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1957-05-17) 17 May 1957 (age 57)
Glasgow (Scotland)
British Touring Car Championship
Years active 19972004, 2009
Teams Team RAC
MG
Ford
Nissan
Starts 179
Wins 15
Poles 18
Fastest laps 28
Best finish 2nd in 1998 & 2000
Previous series
2004–09
2005, 08
1996
1995
1994–96
1993
1991–93
1990
1989
1986–88
TC2000
British GT Championship
German Supertouring
Spanish Touring Cars
JTCC
Japanese F3000
Japanese F3
World Sports-Prototype Championship
Formula Opel Lotus Euroseries
British F3
Championship titles
2004
1992
BTCC Masters
Japanese F3

Anthony Reid is a British auto racing driver, born on 17 May 1957 in Glasgow, Scotland. He currently lives in England.

Formula cars[edit]

He spent many years in Formula Three and other junior single-seater championships, winning the Japanese Formula Three Championship in 1992 and winning Japanese GT championship races, but his success has mostly been with a roof over his head, firstly in sportscars and later in Touring car racing.

He actually passed a test drive with Jordan F1 Team in 1992 and would have competed in the following season but he couldn't raise sufficient sponsorship money, he still keeps the letter of acceptance in a frame on his wall.

Le Mans[edit]

Alpha Racing, Porsche 962C

In the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans, Anthony competed for Porsche, driving the Alpha Racing 962C in Group C1. He came third overall and won in the nonworks car. Again in 1991 he drove the 962C but with Konrad motorsport.

Later in his career, he drove the Lister Storm (1996). Racing in the MG Lola in 2001 and 2002, the team achieved pole position in their class however the car was retired due to gearbox problems. In 2005, Reid drove the Scuderia Ecosse Ferrari. In Qualifying Anthony completed three laps with a best time of 4:13.237 which became the team's best time. The car eventually retired at the hands of Anthony's team mate due to a delaminated tyre, leaving the car stranded on the circuit.

Touring Cars[edit]

In 1997 he first raced in the British Touring Car Championship, with Nissan, having raced for them in Germany the previous year. The speed he showed in this season was translated into consistent results in 1998, when he fought for the title up to the final round, losing out to Sweden's Rickard Rydell. In 1999 he joined Ford to help develop their Mondeo, again struggling in his first season before challenging for the championship in 2000, finishing second to team-mate Alain Menu.

For 2001 he joined West Surrey Racing (WSR) as they developed an MG ZS, not racing until the end of the season but still finding time to win the final race of the season, although the team was not eligible for points. He drove for the team for the next 3 seasons, although for 2004 MG pulled out and WSR ran the car privately, only finding the funds to run Reid (whose contract was owned by MG rather than WSR) alongside the better-funded Colin Turkington a few days before the season opened. Against all odds this season was the closest he came to winning the title in this car, also winning the Independent's cup ahead of Matt Neal. For 2005 WSR was unable to find the funds for him to race, and his planned racing with MG in Germany was scrapped when the company folded.

Reid later turned to the Argentinian TC2000 series, helping Honda Petrobras to develop their Honda Civic for competition as well as racing it. He won the 200 km de Buenos Aires in 2008 racing with José María 'Pechito' López.[1]

Reid returned to the BTCC for the final three rounds of the 2009 season for WSR, entered under the Team RAC banner. He was entered in a third car alongside regular drivers Turkington and Stephen Jelley in an attempt to bolster Turkington's championship chances.[2]

Top Gear appearances[edit]

He had appeared in Top Gear series 10 episode 6 driving a nimble Toyota motorhome. In series 12 episode 5 he raced a single tier bus against other touring car drivers – winning it. As a result, he questionably proved that the single tier bus is most suited to the urban environment.

Reid was involved in an attempt to speed up airport transport on Top Gear, driving a catering truck against other various Touring Car colleagues. The race culminated with Reid being the only racing driver left against Hammond, however the vehicle became unbalanced (after Reid ejected his crockery to lose some weight). The truck listed to one side and eventually fell over, allowing Hammond to win.

He appeared again in Series 20, Episode 2 when he drove a Lincoln Town Car stretch limousine in a taxi race. The race ended with the limousine being split in half.

Racing record[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1990 Japan Alpha Racing Team United Kingdom Tiff Needell
United Kingdom David Sears
Porsche 962C C1 352 3rd 3rd
1991 Austria Konrad Motorsport Austria Franz Konrad
Switzerland Pierre-Alain Lombardi
Porsche 962C C2 98 DNF DNF
1996 United Kingdom Newcastle United Lister United Kingdom Geoff Lees
United Kingdom Tiff Needell
Lister Storm GTS GT1 295 19th 11th
2001 United Kingdom MG Sport & Racing Ltd. United Kingdom Warren Hughes
United Kingdom Jonny Kane
MG-Lola EX257 LMP675 30 DNF DNF
2002 United Kingdom MG Sport & Racing Ltd. United Kingdom Warren Hughes
United Kingdom Jonny Kane
MG-Lola EX257 LMP675 129 DNF DNF
2005 United Kingdom Scuderia Ecosse United Kingdom Andrew Kirkaldy
United Kingdom Nathan Kinch
Ferrari 360 Modena GTC GT2 70 DNF DNF

Complete Japanese Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 DC Pts
1992 Team Taisan BMW M3 Sport Evolution JTC-2 AID AUT SUG
8
SUZ MIN TSU SEN FUJ 20th 20
1993 Asahi Kiko Sport Team BMW M3 Sport Evolution JTC-2 MIN
10
AUT
7
SUG
9
SUZ
16
AID
6
TSU
8
TOK
9
SEN
7
FUJ
7
3rd 117
1994 Team HKS Vauxhall Cavalier AUT
1

1
AUT
2

1
SUG
1

Ret
SUG
2

DNS
TOK
1

1
TOK
2

3
SUZ
1

12
SUZ
2

5
MIN
1

7
MIN
2

8
AID
1

Ret
AID
2

7
TSU
1

5
TSU
2

Ret
SEN
1

9
SEN
2

Ret
FUJ
1

2
FUJ
2

1
4th 106
1995 HKS Opel Team Japan Opel Vectra GT FUJ
1

2
FUJ
2

3
SUG
1

Ret
SUG
2

16
TOK
1

19
TOK
2

8
SUZ
1

1
SUZ
2

3
MIN
1

8
MIN
2

1
AID
1

5
AID
2

1
SEN
1

DSQ
SEN
2

DNS
FUJ
1
FUJ
2
4th 87
1996 BMS Scuderia Italia Nissan Primera GTe FUJ
1
FUJ
2
SUG
1
SUG
2
SUZ
1
SUZ
2
MIN
1
MIN
2
SEN
1
SEN
2
TOK
1
TOK
2
FUJ
1

2
FUJ
2

1
13th 27

Complete Super Tourenwagen Cup results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 DC Pts
1996 Nissan Primera Racing Nissan Primera GTe ZOL
1

22
ZOL
2

Ret
ASS
1

17
ASS
2

11
HOC
1

12
HOC
2

Ret
SAC
1

20
SAC
2

17
WUN
1

7
WUN
2

Ret
ZWE
1

14
ZWE
2

Ret
SAL
1

3
SAL
2

3
AVU
1
AVU
2
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

9
18th 147

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) Races in bold indicate pole position (1 point awarded – 1997–2002 all races, 2003–present just for first race) Races in italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded – 2000 onwards all races) * signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap (1 point awarded – 1998–2002 just in feature races, 2003–present all races)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Pts
1997 Vodafone Nissan Racing Nissan Primera GT DON
1

Ret
DON
2

Ret
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

Ret
THR
1

8
THR
2

4
BRH
1

5
BRH
2

14
OUL
1

7
OUL
2

Ret
DON
1

11
DON
2

Ret
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

8
KNO
1

5
KNO
2

Ret
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

10
THR
1

13
THR
2

Ret
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

2
SIL
1

2
SIL
2

Ret
11th 56
1998 Vodafone Nissan Racing Nissan Primera GT THR
1

8
THR
2

13
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

3
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

6
BRH
1

2
BRH
2

3
OUL
1

5
OUL
2

3*
DON
1

1
DON
2

Ret*
CRO
1

2
CRO
2

3
SNE
1

1
SNE
2

NC
THR
1

1
THR
2

6
KNO
1

1
KNO
2

7
BRH
1

1
BRH
2

2*
OUL
1

2
OUL
2

1*
SIL
1

5
SIL
2

1*
2nd 239
1999 Ford Team Mondeo Ford Mondeo DON
1

Ret
DON
2

Ret
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

DSQ
THR
1

8
THR
2

Ret
BRH
1

2
BRH
2

8
OUL
1

4
OUL
2

5
DON
1

11
DON
2

9
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

10*
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

11
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

7*
KNO
1

4
KNO
2

Ret
BRH
1

8
BRH
2

12
OUL
1

12
OUL
2

8
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

3
12th 78
2000 Ford Team Mondeo Ford Mondeo BRH
1

5
BRH
2

2*
DON
1

3
DON
2

4
THR
1

2
THR
2

4
KNO
1

3
KNO
2

3
OUL
1

5
OUL
2

3
SIL
1

2
SIL
2

Ret
CRO
1

2
CRO
2

DSQ
SNE
1

4
SNE
2

6
DON
1

1
DON
2

3*
BRH
1

8
BRH
2

4
OUL
1

1
OUL
2

2*
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

Ret*
2nd 193
2001 MG Sport & Racing MG ZS BRH
1
BRH
2
THR
1
THR
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
MON
1
MON
2
DON
1
DON
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
CRO
1
CRO
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1

12
SIL
2

7
DON
1

10
DON
2

Ret
BRH
1

1
BRH
2

Ret
NC† 0†
2002 MG Sport & Racing MG ZS BRH
1

4
BRH
2

3
OUL
1

5
OUL
2

Ret
THR
1

3
THR
2

Ret*
SIL
1

DSQ
SIL
2

2*
MON
1

5
MON
2

4*
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

3
SNE
1

4
SNE
2

10
KNO
1

2
KNO
2

6*
BRH
1

1
BRH
2

5*
DON
1

4
DON
2

8
4th 136
2003 MG Sport & Racing MG ZS MON
1

Ret
MON
2

Ret
BRH
1

4
BRH
2

4
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

4*
SIL
1

10
SIL
2

4*
ROC
1

6
ROC
2

2*
CRO
1

5
CRO
2

1*
SNE
1

5
SNE
2

3
BRH
1

7
BRH
2

4
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

9
OUL
1

5
OUL
2

4
6th 121
2004 West Surrey Racing MG ZS THR
1

4
THR
2

6
THR
3

2
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

4
BRH
3

2
SIL
1

6
SIL
2

3
SIL
3

4*
OUL
1

10
OUL
2

3
OUL
3

Ret
MON
1

2
MON
2

5
MON
3

9
CRO
1

1*
CRO
2

8
CRO
3

6
KNO
1

1*
KNO
2

7
KNO
3

1*
BRH
1

12
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

6
SNE
1

8
SNE
2

2
SNE
3

5
DON
1

5
DON
2

4
DON
3

8
4th 213
2009 Team RAC BMW 320si BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

14
SIL
3

12
ROC
1

11
ROC
2

12
ROC
3

Ret
BRH
1

10
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

7
20th 5

† Not eligible for points

Partial British GT results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position in class) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap in class)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 DC Pts
2008 Chad Racing Ferrari F430 GT3 OUL
1
OUL
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
ROC
1

15
ROC
2

8
SNE
1

7
SNE
2

11
THR
1
THR
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
SIL DON 45th 3
2011 Chevron Racing Cars Chevron GR8 GTC OUL
1

12
OUL
2

12
SNE
19
BRH
12
SPA
1
SPA
2
ROC
1
ROC
2
DON
12
SIL
15
1st 100
2012 Chevron Racing Cars Chevron GR8 Inv OUL
1

24
OUL
2

21
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
ROC
14
BRH SNE
1

21
SNE
2

7
SIL
23
DON
20
NC† 0†

† Not eligible for points.

Complete Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded all races) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
2009 Porsche Cars GB Porsche 997 GT3 BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

Ret
THR
1
THR
2
DON
1
DON
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
CRO
1
CRO
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
ROC
1
ROC
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
NC† 0†

† Not eligible for points, as a guest driver.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reid worked on the development of the Civic 07". Home Page Oficial del Campeonato Argentino de TC 2000. Retrieved 2008-01-01. [dead link]
  2. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (2009-08-24). "Reid returns to BTCC with WSR". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2009-08-24. 


External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Paulo Carcasci
All-Japan Formula Three
Champion

1992
Succeeded by
Tom Kristensen
Preceded by
Juan Manuel Silva
Ezequiel Bosio
Winner of the 200 km de Buenos Aires
2008
(with José María López)
Succeeded by
Norberto Fontana
Ricardo Mauricio