About David Reynolds

From junior Go-Karting, through to open wheel Formula Ford, exotic sports cars and now V8 Supercars, David’s journey has overcome tragedy to triumph in the world’s most competitive formula of motorsport.

David’s infectious personality has earned him the tag of V8 Supercars ‘class clown’…but there’s no doubting his speed, talent and ability to hold an audience!

Reynolds won multiple Australian titles on his way to the Supercars grid, including the 2004 Australian Formula Ford Championship and 2007 Porsche Carrera Cup crown.

He made his Supercars debut in 2007 as an endurance driver at Sandown and Bathurst, and entered the Dunlop Super2 Series the following year.

Fourth place led to a full-time drive in Supercars for 2009 and while he was the highest-placed rookie that year, he was left without a drive for ’10.

Reynolds moved back to the main series for 2011 with Kelly Racing and a number of attention-grabbing performances led to his switch to Rod Nash’s entry within Ford Performance Racing.

Second at Bathurst in 2012 was a major highlight, and he also snagged pole position at Mount Panorama in 2015, remaining in title contention until late that year.

Known for wearing his heart on his sleeve and unique podium celebrations, Reynolds found a new home at Erebus after losing his Prodrive Racing Australia seat despite finishing third in the 2015 championship.

The move came as Erebus switched from its Mercedes to Commodores, relocated from the Gold Coast to Melbourne and rebuilt its staff.

After signs of promise in 2016 those changes paid off.

2017 saw a huge year with Erebus Motorsport, where he took out the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 alongside Luke Youlden, a huge breakthrough for David and the team. Reynolds also claimed the Barry Sheene Medal in 2017, an honourable achievement.

Reynolds went on to be awarded the Barry Sheene Medal for a second year in a row in 2018 as well as finished fifth in the Supercars Championship.

2019 the Albury-born racer went on to finish the season in sixth, with a highest placed-podium of third.

2020 would be his final year with Erebus Motorsport and with a unique spin to the season, COVID provided some road blocks. A year on the road with the team, the larrikin finished up 12th in the Championship.

2021 will see Reynolds team up with Kelly Grove Racing in the #26 Penrite backed Ford Mustang.

Watch this space.

Bio

  • DOB
    3rd July 1985
  • Born
    Albury, NSW
  • Lives
    Melbourne, VIC
  • Status
    Partner – Tahan
  • Height
    176cm
  • Weight
    65kg

Get to know David

  • Nickname
    Daffid
  • Where did you grow up
    Albury
  • Where do you live now?
    Melbourne – in the city
  • Worst job you’ve ever had
    Storeman – it was so boring…
  • What was your first car
    Mazda RX7 Series 1
  • The best road car you’ve ever driven
    Porsche 911 as far as sports cars goes
  • Do you have a motor racing hero
    Mark Skaife and Jim Richards
  • Outside of motorsport, who did you most look up to growing up
    Pro skateboarders and of course my Dad.
  • In V8 Supercars, what is your favourite race?
    Bathurst
  • What is the most hair raising moment when driving a V8 Supercar?
    Turn 8 at Clipsal!
  • Favourite food
    Anything healthy.
  • Favourite drink
    Juices
  • Favourite past time
    Just hanging with my friends. I have great memories of growing up with my cousins in particular…
  • How do you wind down and relax
    Just hangin with my partner…
  • Favourite artist and favourite song
    Dire Straits and anything 70s / 80s rock.
  • What cars do you have in your shed
    An original RX7

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