CGR Performance has scored another podium finish in the Toyota 86 Racing Series, Pete Major finishing third in yesterday’s final race of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 weekend.
After starting the race from eighth position, Major made an excellent start to move up to fourth, and grabbed third spot in a last-lap sprint to the line after a Safety Car intervention.
Major also finished fourth on points for the round.
“Considering we qualified 24th, I’m stoked to finish in the top three by the end of the weekend,” Major said.
“We tuned the car all weekend and I learned how to get the most out of it – by the last race, I felt like I was competitive with the front-runners.
“Big thanks to CGR Performance for giving me such a strong package, the main objective this weekend was to have fun, so coming away with a trophy is a real bonus.”
Dylan Thomas crossed the finish line inside the top 10 but was relegated to 13th with a five-second penalty for weaving after the Safety Car lights had been extinguished.
“It was an up-and-down weekend – the car was strong but unfortunately I didn’t have the track position to take advantage of our pace,” Thomas said.
“We still managed to gather a solid bundle of points though, and maintained sixth in the series points.”
The fifth and final round of the Toyota 86 Racing Series is at Newcastle, 24-26 November.
Toyota 86 Series – Top 10 Points
- Jimmy Vernon – 1014
- Ben Grice – 704
- Liam McAdam – 704
- Cameron Hill – 688
- Dylan Gulson – 648
- Dylan Thomas – 640
- Jake Klein – 634
- Aaron Seton – 610
- Tim Brook – 608
- Luke King – 544