Reynolds cuts laps in Penrite Mustang

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 04/02/2021
  • By James Pavey, Pics by Andy Pearson

David Reynolds cut his first laps aboard a Kelly Grove Racing Ford Mustang at the team's corporate ride day at Phillip Island.

The seven-time race winner was one of several competitors to hit the track on Wednesday.

Reynolds was confirmed at KGR last month, with the former Bathurst winner to steer a Penrite Oil-backed entry.

The 35-year-old left Erebus Motorsport at the end of the 2020 season, just one year into a 10-year deal.

He was followed to KGR by engineer Alistair McVean, who helped Reynolds to his famous Bathurst win in 2017.

It was also confirmed Wednesday that Luke Youlden, who drove alongside Reynolds at Erebus between 2017 and 2019, will co-drive the #26 Penrite Oil Ford Mustang at October's Repco Bathurst 1000.

Wednesday's running marked Reynolds' first laps aboard his new Mustang, having driven Commodores between 2016 and 2020.

His previous laps in a Ford came in 2015 for Prodrive Racing Australia, when he steered a Bottle-O-backed Falcon FG X to third overall.

Reynolds was also joined on track by Rick Kelly, who steered Andre Heimgartner's #7 NED Whisky entry.

Heimgartner was unable to take part in the day's running due to thumb fractures sustained at last month's Castrol Racing Series event at Hampton Downs.

Kelly retired from full-time competition at the end of 2020, but will be KGR's designated test and ride day driver this season.

He hasn't signed a co-drive deal for 2021.

KGR will hit Winton Motor Raceway for the official pre-season test on February 16.

The 2021 Repco Supercars Championship will commence at the Repco Mt Panorama 500 across February 26-28. Tickets are on sale now.

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