Engineer swap for Reynolds ahead of Townsville

There will be a shift in Race Engineer for David Reynolds at this weekend’s NTI Townsville SuperSprint, after Penrite Racing’s CEO Barry Ryan had previously stepped in for absent Alistair McVean.

In the rush to cross the border in early July, McVean was unable to make the move; leaving him to work remotely from Melbourne. In the interim, Barry Ryan stepped into the role however, this weekend will see Data Engineer Tom Moore make the major step up.

Moore has been working closely with McVean and Ryan in preparation of taking the lead. The team has implemented a video conference and live-streaming strategy, to allow Moore to communicate with McVean directly throughout the weekend.

“I’m looking forward to having Tom (Moore) step up and be on the other end of the radio this weekend,” admitted Reynolds.

“He did a bit through the Eseries and he’s been working closely with Al (Alistair), so I have full confidence that he’ll do a great job.”

Coming off a mixed two weekends at Darwin, Reynolds is looking to get back up towards the pointy end of the grid and get himself back on the podium. Last year, the 35-year old had a positive run at the Reid Park circuit, claiming a pole position.

“We had a good run here last year, so I’m hoping we can give it another red-hot crack again,” said Reynolds.

“This will be our third consecutive weekend in the race car, so we’ve had plenty of wheel time and we’re also acclimatised to the weather which is always a positive.”

The racing format will emulate the previous schedule with a knockout style qualifying on Saturday, before a top ten shootout and a 39-lap race. Sunday will again host back-to-back qualifying sessions, before two final races.

The Virgin Australia Supercars will hit the track for practice 1 Saturday 29 August, 10am local time.

The NTI Townsville SuperSprint will be broadcast live on channel Ten and Fox Sports, with streaming available on Kayo.

The TV schedule can be viewed here – https://www.supercars.com/tv-schedule/

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