Reynolds, Stanaway in Aus Open Fortnite event

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 26/01/2019
  • By Mitchell Adam

The first competitive outings of the year for David Reynolds and Richie Stanaway will be at Margaret Court Arena on Sunday.

Barry Sheene Medal winner Reynolds and new Garry Rogers Motorsport recruit Stanaway are taking part in the Fortnite Summer Smash at the Australian Open.

The event has been billed as the largest competitive gaming event ever held in Australia, with a total prize pool of $500,000.

Part of the final day of Australia's tennis grand slam, the Fortnite Summer Smash is expected to draw a large crowd in Melbourne and online audience around the world.

Reynolds and Stanaway are in the field for the Pro-AM competition, and will each be paired with a professional Fortnite gamer.

A major prize of a $50,000 donation to a charity of the winning duo's choice is on the line in Sunday afternoon's three-match competition.

Reynolds has just returned to Australia after an overseas holiday, and hits the track next week with Erebus in the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

He won three Supercars races in 2018 on his way to fifth in the championship for what is now known as Penrite Racing.

A keen gamer, Stanaway joined GRM earlier this month as a replacement for Garth Tander, in conjunction with Boost Mobile arriving as a new major backer.

The New Zealander endured a difficult rookie campaign with Tickford Racing in 2018, after impressing in a pair of PIRTEK Enduro Cups.

He lines up alongside James Golding with the Holden outfit.

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