Jonny Reid

Jonathan Ross Reid, more commonly known as Jonny Reid, (born 18 October 1983, in Auckland) is a New Zealand racing driver.

Jonny Reid
Jonny Reid 2008.jpg
Reid at Brands Hatch in 2008
NationalityNew Zealand New Zealander
Born (1983-10-18) 18 October 1983 (age 36)
Auckland, New Zealand
V8 Supercars
Years active2003, 2012-2013
TeamsRobert Smith Racing
Tekno Autosports
Dick Johnson Racing
Tony D'Alberto Racing
Starts16
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Previous series
2012
2010
2008
2005–2008
2005–2006
2004
2003
2002–2003
V8SuperTourer
Auto GP
Indy Lights
A1 GP
Japanese Formula 3
Euroseries 3000
Australian Drivers' Champ.
New Zealand Formula Ford
Championship titles
2003
2003
New Zealand Formula Ford
New Zealand Grand Prix
Awards
2008Jim Clark Trophy

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Reid started his career in karting at the age of 8. In 1996, Reid won his first title, the New Zealand North Island Championship in the rookie class. In 1997, he went on to win the North Island Championship in the Junior Class. In 1998, he won the North Island Championship again, this time in the Junior Intercontinental Class. In 1999, Reid won his first New Zealand Championship in Junior Stock which was preceded by wins in the Pro series.

In 2002, Reid won the New Zealand Formula Ford Festival for the second year in a row, the New Zealand Championship and the New Zealand Grand Prix. In 2003, Reid was awarded Motorsport New Zealand's Steel Memorial Trophy, given annually to an under-21 New Zealand racing driver who "displays dedication, skill and a level of professionalism in their driving aiming to progress to the upper echelons of the sport". [1]

Reid drove for Graham Watson's Ralt Australia team in the 2003 Australian Drivers' Championship. He achieved second in the championship, amassing four pole positions, five race wins and three round victories. Reid finished the season with pole position and wins in both races in Round 6 at Eastern Creek.

V8 SupercarsEdit

Reid made his V8 Supercars debut in the 2003 Bathurst 1000 with Alan Gurr for Robert Smith Racing. However, he did not drive in the race itself, as Gurr was forced to retire the car after four laps due to a mechanical failure.

A1 Grand PrixEdit

In the 2005-06 season, Reid was twice called up by New Zealand to race in the A1 Grand Prix. Together with Matt Halliday, who competed in the rest of the rounds for the team, the pair won 77 points, placing the team in fourth position overall.

Reid was called up for seven of the eleven rounds in 2006-07, with Halliday once again completing the remaining rounds. The car was dubbed 'Black Beauty' by both the team and New Zealand media.[2] In his first round of the season at Brno Circuit, Reid qualified on pole, A1 Team New Zealand's first pole position. However, before the first corner of the sprint race, Reid collided with Nico Hülkenberg of Team Germany, leading to both drivers retiring from the race.

In the fourth round of the A1GP in Malaysia in Sepang International Circuit, Reid and Hülkenberg collided in the sprint race once again. However, Reid continued racing despite a damaged suspension and came 3rd, Team New Zealand's first podium. After doubling Team New Zealand's points in Malaysia, Reid was selected to drive in the fifth round in Indonesia. Reid qualified on pole and won in both the sprint and feature races. This performance led to him being selected for the following event in his home country in January 2007.

“Taupo is in the back of my mind..."

“But this is a hot seat and you have to be performing the whole time if you want to keep it. I’m just looking to better my game every time I get in that car, so I’ll be pushing myself to qualify on pole and win races. That’s my focus.”

Reid finished both races in New Zealand in third place. After three more rounds, including one victory in China, he and Halliday finished second in the championship, only behind Team Germany.

In 2007-08, Reid competed in all rounds of the A1GP season. He won four races, and once again finished second in the championship, this time behind Team Switzerland's Neel Jani.

As a promotion for the New Zealand round, Reid raced his A1GP car against an Air New Zealand Boeing 777-200ER passenger jet at Auckland International Airport. The first try saw the Boeing race past Reid and lift into the sky, while the second attempt saw him beat the 777 just as it was about to lift off. The car reached its top speed of 285 km/h, while the Boeing 777, with little fuel and no passengers or cargo, reached about 280 km/h before it was forced to lift into the sky.[3]

Indy LightsEdit

 
Reid making his Indy Lights debut in the Freedom 100

Reid passed his Firestone Indy Lights rookie test on 19 May 2008 at Iowa Speedway.[4] Four days later, he made his debut for Integra Motorsports in the 2008 Firestone Freedom 100 on 23 May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. At Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Reid had a career-best start of third for Race One. He finished fourth, with the grid reversal giving him the pole for Race Two. In wet conditions amidst many Safety Car periods, Reid led most of the race, which was run to time rather than laps due to the delays. Reid took the white flag in second place behind Mitch Cunningham, but Cunningham then crashed at turn one, before a three-car incident further back involving points leader Richard Antinucci brought out the yellow flag. This effectively gave Reid the race win, but, with his radio having failed earlier, he was unclear on the situation and pitted at the end of the lap. He crossed the line in ninth place, giving the win to James Davison. Reid left Integra Motorsports and missed the next race on the schedule. He returned one round later at Infineon Raceway driving a fourth car for Sam Schmidt Motorsports.

Porsche CupEdit

In the 2009/10 New Zealand Season he raced in the New Zealand Porsche GT3 Cup, winning three races and finishing second to Craig Baird. He raced again in the 2010/11 season, this time only winning one race and finishing third in the Championship. He joined the revamped Australian Carrera Cup Championship in 2011.[5] He finished second again to Craig Baird driving for McElrea Racing and winning three races. He won the Tudor Fastest Lap award for the most fastest laps in the championship.[6] He also raced in the 2011 Australian GT Championship in the GT Challenge class with John Modystach winning both races they entered.

Return to V8 SupercarsEdit

In 2010, Reid returned to the V8 Supercars series, testing with four other drivers for Kelly Racing in a session designed to evaluate potential co-drivers for the endurance rounds.[7] This was followed up by drives in practice sessions reserved for rookies and co-drivers at the Ipswich[8] and Winton[9] rounds, before another test for the team in June.[10] However, this did not lead to an endurance drive.

Reid tested again in 2011, this time for Tekno Autosports. [11] This led to him being selected by Tekno as the co-driver for Michael Patrizi in the endurance races in 2012.

In February 2013, it was announced that Reid would race full-time for Dick Johnson Racing in the 2013 season.[12] However, he was replaced by Chaz Mostert on 19 April 2013, as Ford Performance Racing and Dick Johnson Racing expanded their partnership.[13]

V8 Super TourerEdit

He competed in the first New Zealand V8SuperTourer season in 2012 finishing second to John McIntyre after not finishing in the second race in the final round at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park.

Personal lifeEdit

Both his grandfather and his father were known New Zealand racers. His father, Clayton Reid, was a New Zealand champion in karting.[citation needed]

Racing recordEdit

Complete Euro Formula 3000 resultsEdit

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2004 John Village Automotive  
BRN
7
 
EST
Ret
 
JER
3
 
MOZ
Ret
 
SPA
6
 
DON
1
 
DIJ
2
 
ZOL
2
 
NÜR1
2
 
NÜR2
5
4th 35

Complete A1 Grand Prix resultsEdit

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Pts
2005–06 A1 Team New Zealand GBR
SPR
GBR
FEA
GER
SPR

4
GER
FEA

4
POR
SPR
POR
FEA
AUS
SPR

18
AUS
FEA

8
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
UAE
SPR
UAE
FEA
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
IDN
SPR
IDN
FEA
MEX
SPR
MEX
FEA
USA
SPR
USA
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
4th 77
2006–07 NED
SPR
NED
FEA
CZE
SPR

Ret
CZE
FEA

7
BEI
SPR
BEI
FEA
MYS
SPR

3
MYS
FEA

8
IDN
SPR

1
IDN
FEA

1
NZL
SPR

3
NZL
FEA

3
AUS
SPR

2
AUS
FEA

2
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
MEX
SPR

16
MEX
FEA

6
SHA
SPR

2
SHA
FEA

1
GBR
SPR
GBR
SPR
2nd 93
2007–08 NED
SPR

9
NED
FEA

7
CZE
SPR

1
CZE
FEA

1
MYS
SPR

5
MYS
FEA

8
CHN
SPR

10
CHN
FEA

2
NZL
SPR

1
NZL
FEA

4
AUS
SPR

2
AUS
FEA

9
RSA
SPR

20
RSA
FEA

10
MEX
SPR

1
MEX
FEA

12
CHN
SPR

Ret
CHN
FEA

4
GBR
SPR

8
GBR
FEA

8
2nd 127

Complete Indy Lights resultsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2008 Integra Motorsports  
HMS
 
STP1
 
STP2
 
KAN
 
INDY
20
 
MIL
15
 
IOW
19
 
WGL1
10
 
WGL2
21
 
NSH
17
 
MDO1
4
 
MDO2
9
 
KTY
18th 186
Sam Schmidt Motorsports  
SNM1
9
 
SNM2
19
 
CHI
11

Complete Auto GP resultsEdit

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2010 Super Nova Racing  
BRN1
13
 
BRN2
7
 
IMO1
5
 
IMO2
Ret
 
SPA1
4
 
SPA2
7
 
MAG1
10
 
MAG2
6
 
NAV1
5
 
NAV2
6
 
MON1
Ret
 
MON1
14
10th 16

Complete V8 Supercar resultsEdit

V8 Supercar results
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 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 Final Pos Points
2003 Robert Smith Racing Holden VX Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
PHI
R3
EAS
R4
WIN
R5
BAR
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
HDV
R9
HDV
R10
HDV
R11
QLD
R12
ORA
R13
SAN
R14
BAT
R15

Ret
SUR
R16
SUR
R17
PUK
R18
PUK
R19
PUK
R20
EAS
R21
EAS
R22
NC 0
2010 Jack Daniels Racing Holden VE Commodore YMC
R1
YMC
R2
BHR
R3
BHR
R4
ADE
R5
ADE
R6
HAM
R7
HAM
R8
QLD
R9

PO
QLD
R10

PO
WIN
R11

PO
WIN
R12

PO
HDV
R13
HDV
R14
TOW
R15
TOW
R16
PHI
Q
PHI
R17
BAT
R18
SUR
R19
SUR
R20
SYM
R21
SYM
R22
SAN
R23
SAN
R24
SYD
R25
SYD
R26
NC 0
2012 Tekno Autosports Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
HAM
R5
HAM
R6
PER
R7
PER
R8
PER
R9
PHI
R10

PO
PHI
R11

PO
HDV
R12
HDV
R13
TOW
R14

PO
TOW
R15

PO
QLD
R16

PO
QLD
R17

PO
SMP
R18
SMP
R19
SAN
Q

25
SAN
R20

Ret
BAT
R21

Ret
SUR
R22
SUR
R23
YMC
R24
YMC
R25
WIN
R26
WIN
R27
SYD
R28
SYD
R29
58th 21
2013 Dick Johnson Racing Ford FG Falcon ADE
R1

Ret
ADE
R2

Ret
SYM
R3

24
SYM
R4

25
SYM
R5

20
PUK
R6

23
PUK
R7

22
PUK
R8

18
PUK
R9

25
BAR
R10
BAR
R11
BAR
R12
COTA
R13
COTA
R14
COTA
R15
COTA
R16
HID
R17
HID
R18
HID
R19
TOW
R20
TOW
R21
37th 449
Tony D'Alberto Racing Holden VF Commodore QLD
R22

PO
QLD
R23

PO
QLD
R24

PO
WIN
R25

PO
WIN
R26

PO
WIN
R27

PO
SAN
Q

Ret
SAN
R28

23
BAT
R29

24
SUR
R30

4
SUR
R31

21
PHI
R32
PHI
R33
PHI
R34
SYD
R35
SYD
R36

Complete Bathurst 1000 resultsEdit

Year Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2003 Robert Smith Racing Holden VX Commodore   Alan Gurr DNF 4
2012 Tekno Autosports Holden VE Commodore   Michael Patrizi DNF 19
2013 Tony D'Alberto Racing Holden VF Commodore   Tony D'Alberto 24th 149

Complete Bathurst 12 Hour resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2013   Hunter Sports Group   Steven Johnson
  Drew Russell
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup B 257 9th 1st
2018   International Motorsport   Andrew Bagnall
  Matt Halliday
Audi R8 LMS APA 41 DNF DNF

Other career resultsEdit

Season Series Position Car Team
2002-03 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship 1st Stealth Van Diemen RF94 - Ford
2003 Australian Drivers' Championship 2nd Reynard 96D Holden Ralt Australia
2005 Japanese Formula Three Championship 8th Dome F107 - Toyota Inging
2006 Japanese Formula Three Championship 8th Dallara F306 - Toyota Inging
2009-10 New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship 2nd Porsche 911 GT3 Cup International Motorsport
2010-11 New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship 3rd Porsche 911 GT3 Cup International Motorsport
2011 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 2nd Porsche 911 GT3 Cup McElrea Racing
2012 V8 SuperTourers Championship 5th Ford FG Falcon International Motorsport
Australian Carrera Cup Championship 2nd Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Hunter Sports Group
2013 V8 SuperTourers Championship 30th Holden VE Commodore Team 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.motorsport.org.nz/premier-awards/#1481800177904-adb6ce90-98dc
  2. ^ https://au.motorsport.com/a1gp/news/jonny-reid-comments-on-new-zealand-confirmation/1353024/
  3. ^ https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10485892
  4. ^ Reid passes Indy Lights rookie test, Associated Press, 19 May 2008
  5. ^ http://www.speedcafe.com/2011/03/21/entry-list-reborn-carrera-cup-ready/ Speedcafe 21 March 2011
  6. ^ http://www.speedcafe.com/2011/12/04/baird-dedicates-porsche-title-to-jason-richards/ Speedcafe. 4 December 2011
  7. ^ https://www.speedcafe.com/2010/04/07/kelly-racing-evaluates-five-potential-drivers/
  8. ^ http://www.speedcafe.com/2010/04/30/reid-gets-late-v8-practice-call-up-at-qr/ Speedcafe. 30 April 2010.
  9. ^ https://au.motorsport.com/v8supercars/news/winton-jack-daniel-s-racing-friday-report/2434292/
  10. ^ http://www.speedcafe.com/2010/06/01/kelly-racing-puts-its-drivers-to-the-test/ Speedcafe. 1 June 2010
  11. ^ http://www.speedcafe.com/2011/11/02/carrera-cup-star-tests-webbs-v8-supercar/ Speedcafe 2 November 2011
  12. ^ http://www.speedcafe.com/2013/02/25/jonny-reid-secures-second-dick-johnson-racing-seat/.
  13. ^ "FPR and DJR forge closer ties". Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Fabian Coulthard
Winner of the New Zealand Grand Prix
2003
Succeeded by
Ken Smith