2013 Australian Carrera Cup Championship

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2013 Australian Carrera Cup Championship
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Reigning champion Craig Baird successfully defended his title, and won his fifth Australian Carrera Cup Championship

The 2013 Australian Carrera Cup Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing title open to Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars.[1] The title, which was the ninth Australian Carrera Cup Championship, was won by Craig Baird.[2]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Nick Percat placed second in the championship
Steven Richards placed fourth in the championship
Team No. Driver Co-Driver Class Rounds
Alliance Group Racing 1 New Zealand Craig Baird New Zealand John Penny[3] Pro All
Grove Group 4 Australia Stephen Grove New Zealand Earl Bamber[4] Elite All
Team BRM 5 Australia Karl Reindler[5] Pro 1–2
20 Australia Duvashen Padayachee[6] Australia Jeff Bobik[7] Pro All
222 Australia Nick Percat[8] Australia Rodney Jane[9] Pro All
Objective Racing 5 Australia Tony Walls Elite 4–7
6 Australia James Davison 1–3
Skye Sands 6 Australia Rusty French Elite 5–6
McElrea Racing 7 Australia Warren Luff[10] Australia Geoff Emery Pro All
24 Australia Tony Bates Australia Alex Davison Elite All
29 Australia Michael Patrizi[11] Australia Troy Bayliss[12] Pro All
55 Australia Renee Gracie[13] Australia Peter Hill Pro All
Twigg Motorsport 8 Australia Max Twigg Australia Luke Youlden Elite All
Hallmarc 9 Australia Marc Cini Australia Tim Slade[14] Elite All
10 Australia Michael Loccisano Australia Jonny Reid[7] Elite All
Steve Richards Motorsport 12 New Zealand Steven Richards[15] Australia Theo Koundouris Pro All
13 Australia James Burgmuller[15] Australia Dale Wood[16] Elite All
34 Australia Richard Muscat[17] Australia Simon Middleton Pro 3, 5
Porsche Cars Australia 16 Australia Gavin Bullas Elite 6
88 Australia Andrew Jones Australia Xavier West Pro 3
Australia Shae Davies[18] Pro 4–7
Hunter Sports Group 17 Australia Steven Johnson Pro 1–2
Nexus Racing 19 Australia Damien Flack Australia David Wall[19] Elite All
Team Kiwi Racing 21 Australia Shae Davies[20] Australia Adam Gowans[21] Pro 1–3
Australia Adam Gowans[22] Elite 5–6
Supabarn Supermarkets 47 Australia James Koundouris Australia Steve Owen[23] Elite 1–4
Action Tyres 50 Australia Matthew Kingsley Australia John Goodacre Pro 1–3
Hamilton Autohaus 56 Australia Shane Smollen Australia David Russell[24] Elite All
Eggleston Motorsport 77 Australia Martin Wagg[25] Elite 4–5
Paul Kelly Motor Group 90 Australia Paul Kelly Elite 2, 4–7

Race calendar[edit]

The championship was contested over a seven round series.[1]

Round Circuit City / State Date Format Winning driver(s)
1 South Australia Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 28 February—3 March Three races Craig Baird
2 Victoria (Australia) Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit Melbourne, Victoria 14—17 March Three races Craig Baird
3 New South Wales Sydney Motorsport Park Eastern Creek, New South Wales 25—26 May Two races Max Twigg/Luke Youlden
4 Queensland Townsville Street Circuit Townsville, Queensland 5—7 July Three races Craig Baird
5 Victoria (Australia) Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 23—25 August Three races Michael Patrizi
6 New South Wales Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 10—13 October Three races Warren Luff
7 Queensland Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Queensland 25—27 October Three races Nick Percat

Points system[edit]

Championship points were awarded to the first 25 finishers in each race as per the following table.[1]

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th
Points 60 54 48 42 36 32 29 26 23 20 18 16 14 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

In addition to contesting the outright championship, each driver was classified as either Professional or Elite and competed for the relevant class title.[1] Points were awarded for class places in each race on the same basis as for the outright championship.[1]

The results for each round were determined by the number of championship points scored by each driver at that round, with both the Professional and Elite class having round winners.[1]

The driver gaining the highest points total over all rounds was declared the winner of the championship.[1]

Championship standings[edit]


Pos.[26] Driver[26] No. ADE
South Australia
Victoria (Australia)
New South Wales
Victoria (Australia)
New South Wales
Pen. Pts.[26]
1 New Zealand Craig Baird 1 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 7th 6th 1st 1st 1st 15th 6th 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 6th 6th 5th 972.5
2 Australia Nick Percat 222 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd Ret 1st 8th 2nd 2nd Ret 8th 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 8th 1st 1st 2nd 937
3 Australia Warren Luff 7 4th 4th 8th 4th 3rd 2nd 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 20th 10th 5th 2nd 1st 2nd 5th 5th 4th 883
4 New Zealand Steven Richards 12 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 6th 5th 6th 13th 5th 5th 3rd 9th 4th 7th 4th 5th 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 879
5 Australia Michael Patrizi 29 13th 7th 4th 5th 5th 12th 5th 5th 4th 4th 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 5th 4th 4th 3rd 4th Ret 785
6 Australia Shae Davies 21/88 5th 5th 7th 8th 19th 7th 2nd 2nd 6th 6th 5th 5th 1st 4th 6th 6th Ret 4th 3rd 3rd 765
7 Australia Max Twigg 8 10th 8th 10th 10th 7th 8th 3rd 1st 12th 9th 6th Ret 13th Ret 8th 8th 6th 10th 13th 15th 517
8 Australia Duvashen Padayachee 20 Ret 15th Ret 14th 11th 9th 12th 15th 8th 7th 7th 4th 8th 14th 9th 9th 7th 7th 7th 6th 433.5
9 Australia Damien Flack 19 12th EX 13th 12th 9th 11th 8th 7th 9th 8th 9th 6th 5th 8th 11th 11th 10th 9th 15th Ret 425.5
10 Australia Shane Smollen 56 18th 11th 14th 13th 14th 14th 14th 11th 7th Ret Ret Ret 15th 9th 10th 12th 9th 8th 8th 7th 324
11 Australia Stephen Grove 4 17th 13th 15th 20th 17th Ret 10th 4th 14th 11th 12th 10th Ret Ret 13th 15th 14th 11th 16th 14th 285
12 Australia Tony Bates 24 11th Ret DNS 18th 21st 17th Ret 9th 10th 10th 8th 7th Ret 10th Ret DNS DNS 12th 12th 13th 235.5
13 Australia Tony Walls 5 16th 17th 17th 22nd 20th 18th 17th 18th 16th 15th 17th 13th 16th 12th 18th 16th 15th 15th 9th 9th 227.5
14 New Zealand Paul Kelly 90 15th 12th 15th 15th Ret 10th 12th 11th 13th 12th 10th 11th Ret 11th 8th 215
15 Australia James Koundouris 47 9th 9th 11th 11th 8th 10th 9th 10th 11th Ret 210.5
16 Australia James Bergmuller 31 15th 14th 18th 16th 13th 13th 15th Ret Ret 14th 11th 16th 14th 11th Ret DNS DNS 13th 10th 10th 209.5
17 Australia Marc Cini 9 Ret 12th 12th 19th 16th 19th 11th 16th Ret 13th 13th 11th Ret Ret 15th 14th 12th Ret Ret 11th 201
18 Australia Matt Kingsley 50 7th 10th 5th 6th 10th 4th 13th Ret 200
19 Australia Renee Gracie 55 19th 16th 19th 21st 18th 16th 20th 17th Ret 16th 14th 17th 18th Ret 17th 17th 17th 16th 14th 12th 173.5
20 Australia Adam Gowans 21 3rd 7th Ret 7th 7th 5th 171
21 Australia Michael Loccisano 10 14th Ret 16th 17th 15th Ret 16th Ret 13th 12th 15th 14th 12th Ret 16th 18th 16th 14th Ret Ret 166
22 Australia Karl Reindler 5 6th 6th 6th 7th Ret 6th 157
23 Australia Steven Johnson 17 8th Ret 9th 9th 5th 5th 144
24 Australia Richard Muscat 34 18th 14th 2nd 9th 6th 139
25 Australia Rusty French 6 18th 17th 15th 19th 19th DNS 42
26 Australia Gavin Bullas 16 14th 13th 13th 40
27 Australia Martin Wagg 77 17th 17th 16th 19th Ret Ret 35
28 Australia Andrew Jones 19th 12th 34.5
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

Professional Class[edit]

Pos.[26] Driver[26] Pts.[26]
1 New Zealand Craig Baird 1014
2 Australia Nick Percat 968
3 Australia Warren Luff 924
4 New Zealand Steven Richards 916.5
5 Australia Michael Patrizi 828
6 Australia Shae Davies 793
7 Australia Duvashen Padayachee 553
8 Australia Renee Gracie 444
9 Australia Matt Kingsley 233
10 Australia Richard Muscat 188.5
11 Australia Karl Reindler 157
12 Australia Steven Johnson 144
13 Australia Andrew Jones 78

Elite Class[edit]

Pos.[26] Driver[26] Pts.[26]
1 Australia Max Twigg 988
2 Australia Damien Flack 926
3 Australia Shane Smollen 768
4 New Zealand Stephen Grove 607
5 Australia Tony Walls 575.5
6 Australia Tony Bates 534
7 Australia James Bergmuller 524.5
8 Australia Paul Kelly 506
9 Australia James Koundouris 498
10 Australia Marc Cini 479.5
11 Australia Michael Loccisano 416
12 Australia Adam Gowans 294
13 Australia Rusty French 108
14 Australia Gavin Bullas 90
15 Australia Martin Wagg 84


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External links[edit]

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