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.