Erebus Motorsport’s David Reynolds has locked in a front row start for tomorrow’s Bathurst 1000.
He topped the time sheets in the today’s final practice, before punching out a 2:04.2746 during the Top 10 Shootout.
The blistering lap saw Reynolds set a high benchmark, although Scott McLaughlin eventually nabbed pole position.
Reynolds was again the fastest Holden of the day and will start the 1000-kilometre race from second spot; Dale Wood will line up from the 11th row.
Both pairings focused on long runs during this morning’s 60-minute rehearsal and are confident for the marathon.
They are back on track tomorrow at 8:05am local time for Warm Up, ahead of the year’s biggest race.
David Reynolds – #9 Erebus Penrite Racing
“I’m really happy with my lap, I did the best job I could have and tried really hard. It’s the fastest I’ve gone all weekend by a fair bit, it’s just unfortunate that we got pumped in the end. There must be something wrong with our team because last year we were mid-pack and that was OK< now we are on second and we’re disappointed. It’s something all the teams work towards and try to achieve and I’m super proud of everyone in our team, we have come so far in a year and it’s a massive step forward for everyone. They say it’s going to be raining tomorrow so we’ll just take it lap by lap and aim to be on the right tyre at the right time. We’re in a good position because I’m not racing for a Championship, I have nothing to lose, so tomorrow I will be giving it everything.”
Luke Youlden – #9 Erebus Penrite Racing
“We’ve been in the top couple every day, and when that happens you know the car is consistently fast. The weather is going to probably change things a lot tomorrow but we’re very happy; it’s an awesome place to start and I could definitely get used to it. I feel like I’ve come to Erebus at the right time, I feel very lucky that I’m here and to drive with Dave. There are some cool people in the team so I feel quite relaxed and happy; we’ve just got to try and put it all together and be there at the end.”