McIntyre tops standings at 3-hr enduro

Paired with Simon Gilbertson for the Taupo round of the 3-Hour North Island Endurance Race Series John McIntyre steered the Porsche GT3 to the top of the touring car category.

Finishing second overall in the race, behind the points ineligible Juno sports car, there were challenges that kept McIntyre busy when he took over at the half-way mark.
Starting from third position in damp conditions, car owner Simon Gilbertson kept ahead of trouble to pit at the 1hr 25min mark for McIntyre to take the car to the finish. Unfortunately another team had wrong-parked in their pit area costing two minutes while the kerfuffle was resolved.

McIntyre joined the race in fourth position – a lap down on the car ahead. Pegging back that gap he was able to overtake the leading touring cars for the top spot and the points reward.

It was McIntyre's first race since December 2013.

The third and final round for the 2014 season will be held at Hampton Downs on 26 July.

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