Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
51
Points
270
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 12.3
Average finishing Position 16.3

biography

Engineer
Chris Stuckey
Origins
Perth, WA; April 1985
Resides
Status
Married
Outside of Racing
Water sports, cycling, triathlons
Personal Vehicle
VW Tiguan
Follow Karl Reindler

Karl Reindler tackles the Pirtek Enduro Cup with Preston Hire Racing and Lee Holdsworth for a second consecutive season.

Reindler joined Holdsworth in 2016 after a solid performance with Tim Blanchard at Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport throughout the previous year's PIRTEK Enduro Cup.

The Western Australian had missed a Supercars co-drive in 2014 after teaming with Rick Kelly in the Jack Daniel’s Nissan in 2013.

A former open wheel star, Reindler spent his final full-time season with the squad, formerly Kelly Racing.

The 2004 Australian Formula 3 Champion, Reindler represented Australia in A1 Grand Prix as well as competing in international sportscar racing before debuting in the V8 Supercars Dunlop Series in 2008 in a Howard Racing Falcon.

He finished eighth in the series in his debut year, a result good enough to earn the Mike Kable Young Gun Award for the best first-year V8 Supercar driver.

An endurance call-up to fill in for the injured Grant Denyer at Bathurst rounded out a solid season before Reindler spent 2009 largely on the sidelines.

After initially planning to re-enter the Dunlop Series full-time, his only racing for the season came in a handful of development category races before the endurance races at Phillip Island and Bathurst where he joined Jason Bright in the Fujitsu Falcon.

A solid run in those two races helped open the path for Reindler to drive a Commodore in 2010 prepared by Brad Jones Racing run under the Britek Motorsport REC owned by Jason Bright, a deal that continued into last year.

Reindler scored personal best qualifying and race results in 2011, though the enormity of his accident at Barbagallo in Perth – where he stalled on the grid, was ploughed into by Steve Owen and his car erupted in a fireball that was beamed worldwide – overshadowed any of his improved results over the course of the season.

latest News

Reindler’s ready for enduros

Co-driver pleased with his performance at SMSP as team prepares for Holdsworth’s Sandown return
31/08/2016

Holdsworth holds up

Injured racer returns to the cockpit for half of Winton shakedown: “It made me very happy to confirm the body is good to go”.
22/08/2016

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
Wilson Security Sandown 500 ›
Race 19 › 12 8 36
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 20 › 17 25 48
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 21 › 10 24 50
Race 22 › 10 8 50

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore VF
ENGINE:
Preston Hire Racing

After a difficult 2016 season that saw star driver Lee Holdsworth injured in a serious accident, Team 18 boss
Charlie Schwerkolt is hoping for better luck in year two of his single car venture.

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