It has been a long-time coming after the racing season was put on-hold due to the COVID-19 crisis, but finally the time has come and the V8s are set to get back on track again, (for real life) and David Reynolds is raring to go.
This weekend’s event at Sydney Motorsport Park will see many new rule changes as well as a revised schedule, including three 130km races and a Top 15 Shootout all across two days.
“This weekend is certainly set to be challenging in many ways. It’s definitely important that we roll into the circuit, super prepared and that the cars are ready to go with no mechanical dramas as the limited time restraints will already put a lot of pressure on our crew,” said Reynolds.
“We 100% have some of the best mechanics in pit lane, so we just need to make sure that we go in focused and ready to go.”
Reynolds admits that the new rule changes will certainly make for some great racing and strategy will be key.
“Three 130-kilometre races is a lot different to the usual one race Saturday and one race Sunday,” he said.
“We are only allowed two gunners instead of four for pit stops, so it’s going to be interesting to see how it all works and how it mixes everything up. It’ll all be about strategy.
“The choice of changing two tyres or four tyres will be a big thing because this track is really hard on tyres, so judging how long we have to do things and the decisions we make will have a big effect. The question is do you change four tyres and lose track position but come home with strong tyres or change two tyres which is a lot quicker and gain track position?
“There will be a lot of different battles going on.”
After SMP was left off last year’s calendar, the Supercars field last raced there in 2018 where Reynolds finished seventh.
The Sydney SuperSprint will be broadcast on Saturday June 27 and Sunday June 28 from 11am on Fox Sports and Kayo, with highlights on Saturday and Sunday night on Ten Bold and Network Ten.