The Reynolds-Erebus partnership, which began in 2016, reached lofty heights in 2017 with a stunning Bathurst victory.
The team paid tribute to Reynolds, who admitted it was a “difficult” decision to leave the rising Holden squad after helping it for the past five years since its transition from Mercedes.
“My preference has been to stay at Erebus but unfortunately it is time for me to move on,” Reynolds said.
“The team are a fantastic bunch of people that I’ve built really strong relationships with over the past five years and I am proud of what we have been able to achieve together.”
7) Davison and DJR come full circle
Will Davison left the season opener in Adelaide fifth in the points standings, and appeared set to take 23Red Racing to the top of the podium in 2020 after some strong formative years in 2018 and 2019.
“I was thinking I’d pick up the chequered flag and I just saw the guy there [with a Holden flag] and thought I’d stop and grab it,” van Gisbergen explained.
“It’s pretty significant for Holden, to farewell them this way as the factory team, as an official race team. To win the last one for Holden is pretty cool. I think it would have looked cool with the flag out the top, hopefully it was a good way to send it off.”
5) Courtney returns to Ford
James Courtney’s move to Team Sydney seemed a romantic storyline at the time, and the 2010 series champion showed glimpses of speed on his debut with the rebranded Tekno team in Adelaide.
All track action was cancelled at the Albert Park event, which was set to feature the second round of the Supercars season, for which practice and two qualifying sessions took place on Thursday.
On Friday morning, Supercars teams had been preparing for qualifying when confirmation of the cancellation was handed down by the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. It came after a member of the McLaren Formula 1 team tested positive for the virus.