Experienced Kiwi endurance racer Jonny Reid is itching to get back to business but is stuck in Auckland for the start of the South Island Endurance Series.
For possibly the first time in the team’s history, International Motorsport, who Reid drives for, are not in the mainland for the South Island Endurance Series.
The team is stuck in the Auckland region, which is still at Covid Alert Level 3 and has strict travel restrictions.
Reid, a former champion of the series, told SENZ it is “gut-wrenching” to not be at Highlands Motorsport Park this weekend for the South Island opener.
“It’s a bit frustrating being stranded [in Auckland],” he said.
But he added he “can’t wait to get back” into the action as soon as travel between Auckland and the rest of New Zealand is restored.
The other positive news regards Reid’s health.
He missed the final round of the this year’s North Island Endurance Series to put his health before his racing.
Now, Reid says he has recovered from “the curveball” life threw at him.
He has also been “pounding the pavement” and is focused on rebuilding his fitness.
Reid and Neil Foster finished tied with Darren Kelly and Alex Riberas on points in the North Island Series. Though a countback on pole positions awarded the title to the latter.
Still, it was one of Reid and Foster’s most complete seasons. The pair claimed two wins and a second in the races they entered.
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