The Repco Supercars Championship will head to Hidden Valley Raceway for the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown this weekend, June 18-20, after the Supercars calendar experienced yet another shake up.
With the COVID-19 pandemic striking again, Victorian teams were forced to relocate following the re-scheduled Winton event. Like many Victorian Supercars teams, David Reynolds found himself on the road again and has been keeping busy in the lead up to the Darwin Triple Crown event.
“It’s crazy to think this all happened again, with the virus and us being on the road,” said Reynolds.
“I’ve been keeping busy and doing plenty of PR stuff. It’s been great to be able to do some sight-seeing before hitting the track too.
“But I am looking forward to getting back into the car this weekend and giving it a red-hot crack!”
The Hidden Valley Racetrack is well known for its high speed and fast lap times, featuring a combination of technical aspects. With a long front straight one of the fastest on the calendar, with a top speed of 271km/h, and a circuit average speed of 149km/h.
With an impressive record at the Hidden Valley Circuit, there’s no denying that the 35-year-old is looking forward to getting back in the car this weekend.
In 2018, Reynolds claimed pole position on Saturday at the Darwin event and backed it up with a third-place finish on the Sunday. The following year, Reynolds went better again claiming two podium finishes: third and second.
Whilst Reynolds didn’t manage to bag a podium last year, his best place finish was fifth in the first of the split Darwin weekends.
“Darwin is always a good vibe, it’s a great event! I’ve done well at this track in the past, so I’m hoping we can redeem ourselves from the last time we were there and get back on that podium,” admitted Reynolds.
“I do enjoy this track, it’s fast and has plenty of tricky corners. The tyre degradation is always interesting here too because of the heat, so there’s plenty to watch out for at this event.
“We’ve had a decent four weeks off and I’m eager to get back out there!”
The Merlin Darwin Triple Crown will feature three sprint races, the aim being for all drivers to win all three races and be crowned the Triple Crown king.
The Repco Supercars will hit the track for the first practice session Friday 18 June, 11:25am ACST.
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