David Reynolds steered his Erebus Motorsport, Penrite Hungry Jacks Holden to 5th place in the final race on the streets of Adelaide after reaching as high as 2nd and starting from 21st.
Weather played havoc on the final race as the drivers were hit with intermittent thunderstorms. Following the race David Reynolds suggested this was one of his best experiences at Clipsal –“I think this is one of my best results here. The whole team has done an amazing job. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but I have full confidence in the team’s senior management to steer this ship in the right direction”.
Reynolds now sits in 11th overall in the championship and General Manager Barry Ryan is confident that they can build on the weekend’s results – “We are a new team and we will continue to progress and improve every time we take to the track. I want to congratulate Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport and Nick Percat, they earned a deserving win. The Erebus team has some work ahead of them before Melbourne but this was a great result for team that has come together in a few short months”.
Erebus Motorsport rookie racer Aaren Russell has taken the weekend in his stride – “This whole weekend was one big lesson. It’s a very competitive field. I was disappointed for the team in the last race. I had no traction in the sighting lap and drove it in to the wall. I need to learn from the weekend and prepare for Melbourne”.
Team Owner Betty Klimenko was extremely proud of her team – “We faced adversity from the outset. It has been a hectic 8 weeks and the team has selflessly worked hard to get us here. The result is a credit to their commitment and the faith of our sponsors and of course new manufacture”.
The team now heads home to Melbourne to prepare for the standalone F1 V8 Supercars event. Although the event isn’t a part of the championship, Barry Ryan believes it will prove extremely valuable for team in their infancy – “We will take advantage of more track time. Both David and Aaren need time in the car and F1 will prove invaluable as we prepare for the next round of the championship in Tasmania”.