Mixed Results for Supabarn Motorsports Supabarn Motorsports has scored mixed results in the final two races of the fourth round of the Australian Carrera Cup. The series was being run as the primary support category for the V8 Supercar round at...
Mixed Results for Supabarn Motorsports
Supabarn Motorsports has scored mixed results in the final two races of the fourth round of the Australian Carrera Cup. The series was being run as the primary support category for the V8 Supercar round at Barbagallo Raceway, Western Australia.
Both Supabarn Motorsports Canberra based drivers finished in the top ten in the second race of the round, with Theo Koundouris scoring his best result since 2005.
After an outstanding performance in race 1 that saw Theo Koundouris climb through the order from his qualifying position of 17th up to 10th position, in race 2 he went one better finishing in 9th.
Theo was joined in the top ten by his brother James in the sister Supabarn Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 997).
After retiring from race 1 on Saturday, James started the race well down the order in 16th. Like Theo in race 1, James put in an outstanding performance to fight his way through the field finishing just behind his brother in 10th position.
Race 3 was not so successful for Supabarn Motorsport with both drivers encountering problems.
James and Theo got away well at the start, with James getting the jump on his brother Theo. At the completion of lap one, they were running in 8th and 9th place.
They were running comfortably in the top ten before being caught and passed by hard charging championship front-runners Dean Fiore and Aaron Caratti.
Both James and Theo were involved in some very close racing throughout the race. James unfortunately came off second best after an incident with Rodney Jane resulted in his wheel buckling and forcing him to back off towards the end of the race.
James was able to nurse his car home just outside the top 10 in 11th position.
His brother Theo was sitting comfortably behind him in 12th before a spin dropped him well down the order at the end of the race.
Round 4 highlights will be televised on Channel 7 next Saturday, 17 May, at 1:30pm.