After a week off, David Reynolds returned to the world of virtual racing for round 3 of the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries at Bathurst. Wednesday’s Eraces consisted of qualifying, a top ten shootout and three races to round out the night.
While admittedly, Reynolds is still succumbing to the idea of virtual racing, there was no doubt the Penrite Racing driver is improving, coming away with a personal best of 5th in race 2.
The 34-year old had potential for a positive finish in race 1 steering from 17th to 10th, however was fired into the wall at Turn 1 on lap 2 forcing the #9 Commodore to pit. Unable to make his way further up the grid, the Penrite Racing driver had to settle for 20th.
Race 3 didn’t prove much luck for Reynolds either and although he got a decent start, he was turned into the wall at Turn 2 in the opening lap. After a compulsory pitstop, Reynolds re-joined the race and it was not long before he encountered another collision, this time with Mark Winterbottom and teammate Anton De Pasquale, ultimately putting him out of contention and ending his night in 21st.
Round 4 of the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries kicks off again next Wednesday 29th April, this time heading to Montreal Canada and Watkins Glen USA. Qualifying will be broadcast from 6pm AEST on Fox Sports and Kayo, before live streaming for the races from 7pm AEST via Penrite Racing and Supercars’ Facebook pages.
David Reynolds reflects;
“I started 11th in the reverse grid and finished fifth for race 2, that’s my Eseries career highlight! I stayed out of trouble and I feel like I am improving. The more I race; I feel more comfortable and that I am getting better.
“I really enjoy the racing side, having the engineers talking to me and everyone helping me out. It’s a bit of an event, that part of it is really enjoyable.
“I feel like Bathurst is a hard track as far as incidents and crashes. I avoided some and got caught up in some. It was a really good test, but I knew it would be hard. Incidents are always going to happen in anytime of racing, you just have to try start higher up the grid so you can stay out of the chaos. I started 5th in the final race and got up in trouble so didn’t get the result I was hoping for which was another top ten.”
Round 3 results;
Race 1 – 20th
Race 2 – 5th
Race 3 – 21st