Reynolds wins Barry Sheene Medal

  • 27/11/2017
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

David Reynolds’ has added the honour of Supercars’ ‘best and fairest’ driver to his Bathurst 1000-winning 2017 season.

Reynolds collected the Barry Sheene Medal at tonight’s Supercars Gala Awards in Sydney following the weekend’s Coates Hire Newcastle 500.

Awarded since the year of former motorcycle racing great turned Supercars commentator Sheene’s death in 2003, the medal is voted on by a panel of media.

Considered one of the sport’s biggest characters, Reynolds made his Supercars debut 10 years ago as an enduro co-driver.

He had full-time stints with Walkinshaw, Kelly Racing and Prodrive before joining Erebus Motorsport at the start of last year.

Although Erebus appeared a last-resort option when he was cut loose by Prodrive, the combination has excelled this season, with a Bathurst win and seventh in the final standings.

Considered the loveable larrikin of the Supercars paddock, Reynolds' personality has also shone within the tight-knit Erebus operation.

“I’m truly, truly honoured, I can’t thank everyone who voted for me enough,” said Reynolds.

“I never thought I’d win this being myself, the way I am and the way I talk.

“I’d like to think this award is about being yourself and being an individual.”

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