Karl Reindler did Team Australia proud on the streets of Beijing, with a podium finish in the latest round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport.

After a twelfth place finish in the sprint race, which saw little overtaking as no-one wanted to risk losing their position on the grid for the feature race, Reindler had work to do to secure a points finish for the Australian team and didn't disappoint as he made his moves up the pack to claim his maiden A1GP podium behind Enrico Toccacelo and Oliver Jarvis.

With more overtaking and action throughout the field, Reindler admitted that he hadn't even been aware of his position in the race until the final Safety Car period and was thrilled to secure a top-three finish in only his second outing in the car - having taken over from Ryan Briscoe during round two in the Czech Republic.

"It was quite a race," Reindler said. "I had no idea where I was until the final safety car. The race just played into our hands with a well-timed pitstop. We had a briefing before the race to discuss our strategy, which was to wait until around lap 30 to pit for tyres. The tactic worked perfectly in the end. It has been a very interesting weekend, on a very unique circuit, and it is a great feeling to be on the podium representing my country."

Team Australia now lie sixth in the points table heading to the next round at Sepang.

 

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