Erebus Motorsport’s David Reynolds has claimed Race 6 of the Championship in spectacular fashion at the Australian Grand Prix today.
Starting second, Reynolds out-dragged pole sitter Jamie Whincup off the line and was able to move down the inside into the first corner.
It was a personal best for Anton De Pasquale, who started from inside the top ten for the final 13-lapper. However, it quickly came undone, Cam Waters firing into the side of the #99 Holden and turning him around before the end of lap one and ultimately P21.
Reynolds continued to gap the cars behind before a Safety Car was called when James Golding’s Commodore caught fire. With a then time-certain finish, it was a one lap sprint to the end as the lights went out for the restart.
Reynolds continued to keep his cool with no serious threat for the win, passing the checkered flag first and claiming the team’s first win of the season.
De Pasquale also put in an enormous effort to claw his way back to 15th before the finish line.
DAVID REYNOLDS: Started 2nd, Finished 1st
“It’s a great win and way to finish the weekend, standing on the podium playing the Formula One music was really cool. It’s not one of our hardest races being just 13 laps but it’s very intense. It was a really good day though and a good way to turn our weekend around. We are striving to be so much better now and having been where we were earlier in the weekend was disappointing but it was great to turn it around. It’s the best start to a season I’ve ever had and to sit second after this round is a really good feeling.”
ANTON DE PASQUALE: Started 10th, Finished 15th
“Starting tenth was pretty cool, and awesome for the team to take the win. Unfortunately for me I got spun around on the first lap but was able to gather it back up and come 15th. It was really good to be able to come back from where we were left after that incident but it’s also disappointing from where we started. There are definitely a lot more positives than negatives to take from this weekend; we showed really good qualifying speed in all four sessions, we still have a straight car and have learnt a lot to take into the next one.”