Although last night’s efforts don’t reflect, it is evident David Reynolds has been one of the most improved drivers in the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries.
Round 8 saw the Supercars field head to the fans chosen track of Phillip Island as well as Autódromo José Carlos Pace – GP (Interlagos), Brazil.
The Penrite racer started the first race from ninth and although had a great start, found himself pushed wide, ultimately ending his good run. Up as high as fourth, P21 was all he could manage at the chequered flag.
Race 2 saw Reynolds start from P19 and although looked to be on the move, got crossed up at turn 1. From there the #9 Penrite Commodore struggled to make its way through the pack and finished up 20th.
The final race of the night saw a longer stint with 20 laps and two compulsory pit stops. A reverse grid meant that David was to start the race in 11th. Reynolds made a great start and was running as high as third.
A net code issue caused the 34-year old dramas and was then issued a 30-second penalty in pit lane, which put Reynolds dead last and finished the night in P23.
There are only two rounds remaining of the Eseries and next week will see the virtual racing head to Michigan Oval Circuit, with the second track to be decided by the drivers out of Laguna Seca, Le Mans and Road America.
David Reynolds reflects:
“I did an amazing job at Phillip Island compared to the first round in the series where I was terrible. I got a really good start, had a really good first lap and then had a few run-ins and probably pitted too late. I was battling for around seventh and then I let Anton pass and then McLaughlin pushed me wide and it unravelled from there. I was making my way through again, I caught Le Brocq on the last lap and I thought I’d have a launch and stuffed it up and finished so far down, which was a shame after a good qualifying.
“We didn’t have much luck in any of the races tonight, though I had a brilliant first lap in the last race. I got to third before the Safety Car and there was a bit of a net code issue where Jack Smith was in front of me and then disappeared, I think his internet cut out, so I went up behind Andre and copped a 30-second penalty in pit lane putting me in dead last. Although it didn’t show, I still think I am going a lot better than a few weeks ago.”
Race 24 – Started P9, finished 21st
Race 25 – Started P19, finished 20th
Race 26 – Started p11, finished 23rd