The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will head back to Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend for a back-to-back round, after the season schedule was revised and the Winton circuit is postponed.
Following on from the border restrictions, Victorian-based teams were forced to relocate and make a quick dash for the border. David Reynolds packed his bags and headed back home to Albury.
“It was all a bit of a crazy rush, so I just kind of crammed everything that I thought I’d need for the next couple of months into my suitcases and left,” said Reynolds.
“We obviously don’t know how long or what the next move is, so it’ll certainly be interesting.”
The Truck Assist SuperSprint will feature a night race under lights on both Saturday and Sunday, which will be the first event at the circuit to use the new lighting system.
“It’ll be cool to race under lights again. They’ve put in the new lighting system too, so I’m looking forward to seeing how that looks. It’ll add a different perspective and give the fans something a bit different to the usual day racing too which is good,” said the 34-year old.
This weekend will see a few changes to the event two-weeks ago, obviously the night racing; but also fans will be allowed in the grand stands only and the biggest difference being that two different tyre compounds will be used, with each team allocated two sets of softs and three sets of hards.
“We have a bit more freedom with the tyres this weekend, which is good. A lot will come down to strategy,” said the Penrite racer.
“The Sydney circuit is a killer for tyre degradation, we saw that two weeks ago. So, we’ll see what happens, it’ll be all about when to use what tyre and so forth.
“Sunday was our better day the last time we were here, so we will go back and have a look at the data and see what worked and what didn’t and hopefully we can get on that podium this weekend!”.
The Supercars hit the track for practice one on Saturday 18th July, 11:45am.
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