Eccentric Supercars star David Reynolds has explained his latest move as he hunts for more success.
He will next year join former Ford Performance Racing teammate Mark Winterbottom at Team 18, his sixth team in a peripatetic V8 racing career.
In the latest Speedcafe Newscast podcast, Reynolds opens up about his impending switch from Grove Racing to Charlie Schwerkolt’s aspiring squad, which scored its first race win ever at Darwin. Listen here:
The 38-year-old is looking to win more races and thinks Team 18 will give him that chance before he retires.
Reynolds is Supercars’ quirkiest character, combining showmanship with an odd sense of humour and, on occasion, exceptional speed.
He has been back in form this season with Grove Racing, but couldn’t agree a long-term renewal with the ambitious Braeside squad, grabbing a multi-year deal with Team 18.
Reynolds is a serial team-changer, jumping from Walkinshaw Racing to Kelly Racing to Ford Performance Racing to Erebus Motorsport, with which he won the Bathurst 1000 in 2017.
He then infamously quit a ‘lifetime’ deal with Erebus to rejoin what was then Kelly Grove Racing in 2021.
As a rare character in Supercars, 38-year-old Reynolds adds colour amid media-averse drivers. He speaks his mind and doesn’t mind controversy.
The latest Speedcafe Newscast also hears from Supercars supremo Shane Howard on why Gen3’s difficult development is worth it, citing increased interest in the new Camaro versus Mustang rivalry as work continues to achieve performance parity.
As well, Triple Eight boss Jamie Whincup explains why his powerhouse team isn’t automatic favourite for the upcoming Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 enduros.
For F1 fans, there’s expert analysis of the ramifications of Daniel Ricciardo’s broken wrist and when he might return. Ricciardo’s Dutch GP practice crash injury suddenly opens up a fight for seats at Red Bull’s junior team next year – and a possible place at RBR in 2025.
All this and more in the latest Speedcafe Newscast, hosted by renowned motorsport journalist Mark Fogarty.