It was another top ten finish for Erebus driver David Reynolds at Sydney Motorsport Park on Saturday afternoon.
After a reasonably strong qualifying session, Reynolds set about to make the most of the race, and he did so, right from the word go when he moved up three places on the opening lap.
Starting from eighth on the grid, Reynolds made his tyres work to perfection in the early stages of the race and after an early stop found himself in third place halfway through the event.
However, with only 10 laps left to run and a restart in progress, he tried to make the most of things as McLaughlin and Van Gisbergen collided in front of him. With Shane dropping down the field, Reynolds slotted into second temporarily, before cosmetic damage wrecked his aero-package and he fell back to eighth just before the checkered flag.
“We changed our car a bit for qualifying and it had a really big effect, but we were lucky to be able to change it back for our last set of tyres and go a lot faster and get a reasonable time,” David explained. “I got a good start in the race and was in a big battle, but I just couldn't hold onto it and ended up making only one spot.”
“My car felt really good and we pitted early to undercut everyone, ended up third but then the Safety Car came out which ruined our race. I got caught up in the mess on the restart and got stoved in both ends of my car and after that it was really difficult to drive. Luckily, I was still able to finish eighth and I think we've found some race pace for tomorrow.”