Reynolds takes positives from Gold Coast

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 24/10/2016
  • By Kassie Gadeke

David Reynolds is focusing on the positives after showing strong pace at the Castrol Gold Coast 600, featuring in the ARMOR ALL Top 10 Shootout yesterday. 

The Erebus Motorsport racer qualified fifth on Saturday and third Sunday with a stellar lap he put down to “risk and coffee”.

But though they showed speed, neither race ended well, with co-driver Craig Baird caught in the lap one Jonathon Webb incident on Saturday and earning the ire of stewards in an early incident Sunday.

Reynolds is itching to score a result after finishing third in the Championship with Prodrive last year, but he’s staying positive rather than feeling the sting of a pit lane penalty that left him to finish 20th yesterday.

He thought they had the pace for a top five in the race, but accepted their fate with a grin.

“It’s alright,” he told supercars.com.

“If you take the result side (away) it’s been a pretty good weekend. We showed speed throughout every session – every qualifying session, even in the race a little bit, it has been a good weekend but bad result.

“To have a really good weekend you’ve got to practice well, which we did, make proper change we did, qualify strong both times, made the shootout – things didn’t happen in the races but … it’s a very tough track.”

He was still thrilled about his shootout lap, which placed him ahead of third place finisher Scott McLaughlin and only behind the Red Bulls.

“I had a really good lap today – I’m loving the car, loving my team, I just want to get some results.”

He will have his car all to himself for the final two events after sharing with Craig Baird through the enduros. He wasn’t upset about the dramas, saying: “Bairdo did the right thing and said, ‘I stuffed up’.”

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