Jonny Reid

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


Reid began at the age of nine with kart racing. From 1996 to 2000 he was, each time in a different category, New Zealand kart champion, 2001, he reached the Australian Championships for third overall. After gaining already in the winter of 2001/2002 first experiences on the show, he went 2002/2003 again in the New Zealand Formula Ford at the start and won the championship, where he was able to triumph even in the time-honored "New Zealand Grand Prix". The final step in the Monopostosport took place in 2003 in the form of a change in the Australian Formula Holden 4000. This series he finished with five race wins from second place; it was followed by a one-off appearance at the Australian V8 Supercars at Bathurst.

In 2004, Reid went into the Superfund Euro Formula 3000 Championship, and was starting for JVA Motorsport, with a win at Donington Park and four other podium finishes fourth overall at first and " Newcomer of the Year ". Following this, he received the prestigious Bruce McLaren Trophy in the category " most meritorious driver of the Commonwealth ". At the end of the year, he completed a Formula 3000 test at Super Nova Racing. A cockpit in the Formula 3000 series GP2 successor he did not get.

Instead, Reid left Europe and moved to Inging in the Japanese Formula 3 Championship. With a race win and another podium placement he was eighth overall. In winter 2005/2006 Reid came in four A1GP race for the New Zealand team to use, highlighting with two fourth places on the Euro Speedway Lausitz its potential. Subsequently, the New Zealanders for Inging denied his second season in the Japanese Formula 3 Championship and repeated his eighth place overall with two podium results.

In the A1GP 2006/2007 season he drove 14 races for the New Zealand team, where he was able to achieve three wins, two pole positions and six podium positions and thus instrumental in second place overall of the team that Matt Halliday began in the remaining eight races was involved. 2007/2008 he played in all 20 races, reaching six podium results, including four race wins and two pole positions, making the New Zealand team was able to defend his runner-up. Along with Neel Jani, he was the pilot with the most victories.

In the course of 2008, Reid went into the North American Indy Lights Series for the fifth race. In the second Lexington- run, in which he started from pole position, ran under him, antretend for the losing team Integra Motorsports, a serious mishap. During a safety car period at the end of the race, he turned in the lead already to be the winner in the assumption from before crossing the finish line in the pit lane and crossed there until the virtual finish line than it already eight cars behind the pace car had done on the track. He was then in this team to no longer use, but still went to the race weekend in Sonoma and Joliet for Sam Schmidt Motorsports. In the overall standings he was 18th

In the 2008/2009 A1GP season he was with the exception of an extra tests following the Taupo weekend, under which program he had previously competed in the New Zealand Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, no consideration. In the winter of 2009/2010 he drove consistently in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and was with three wins runner-up. For the summer season 2010, he returned to Europe and went for Super Nova Racing in the Auto GP in their previous series, it was launched in 2004, to. At the end of the season, he finished with a pole position to tenth place in the drivers' standings. In the winter he played again the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and secured with a racing success and further thirteen podium finishes this time third overall. In 2011 he takes in the Australian Porsche Carrera Cup.

Career stations

  • 2005: Japanese Formula 3 (8th place )
  • 2006: A1 Grand Prix
  • 2006: Japanese Formula 3 (8th place )
  • 2007: A1 Grand Prix
  • 2008: A1 Grand Prix
  • 2008: Indy Lights ( 18th place)
  • 2010: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge (2nd place)
  • 2010: Auto GP ( 10th place )
  • 2011: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge ( 3rd place)
  • 2011: Australian Porsche Carrera Cup