Strong finish at Winton

May 20, 2017

Erebus Motorsport has recorded a strong finish at this afternoon’s Winton Super Sprint.

David Reynolds was the best placed Erebus driver crossing the line in fourth.

Following a tough qualifying session, Reynolds started the race from 14th on the grid.

The #9 driver showed increasingly consistent pace before pitting late on lap 22.

Re-joining and squeezing in behind van Gisbergen and Tander, it wasn’t long until Reynolds made a move for effective fifth and smashed out the fastest lap of the race – a 1:20.3297.

Passing Davison with only two laps to go, Reynolds elevated to fourth ahead of the chequered flag.

Dale Wood, who was on a different strategy, also had a strong comeback drive after qualifying 26th.

The #99 pilot changed tyres early, only taking rears before re-joining the pack.

Around a track that isn’t conductive to passing, Wood showed off some moves; finally passing Bright and Waters in the final stages of the 40-lapper and ultimately finish 21st.

The team are back on track tomorrow morning for Qualifying, before 200-kilometres of racing.

David Reynolds – #9 Erebus Penrite Racing
“I wish I qualified up the front because we probably would have won the race by a country mile.  It was one of those days where everything worked, our car was phenomenal to drive. It was an absolute pleasure and great day of racing; it was really fun. I had the fastest car on the track for a while, and also the best tyre life so it was easy to drive.

“There was a bit of pressure there after the pit stop when I had to battle a few people and keep them behind me but our car was that much better it made it look easy. I had no idea how it was going to play out, out car wasn’t great in qualifying and we changed little bits here and there and little bits in these cars make big differences, and it was fantastic”

Dale Wood – #99 Erebus GB Galvanizing Racing
“Unfortunately, we didn’t qualify well and it’s always tough from there. We got some things wrong with set-up and missed the window.

“I had some really good battles in the race and could make up a bit of ground but unfortunately we were down the back and couldn’t make up enough ground.

“We’ll look at the positives tonight and what went wrong and make it better for tomorrow.”