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Reynolds defends Brown over Race 14 clash

Supercars
07 Jul
"I love Will, he's like my little son, and probably one of the only blokes I don't want to ruin his day”
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  • David Reynolds defends Will Brown over Race 14 clash

  • Brown and Reynolds collided on first lap of Sunday's race.

  • Reynolds suggests vision impaired Brown

David Reynolds has refused to point the finger at Will Brown over their lap 1 clash, citing vision as being key to their costly Townsville incident.

Championship leader Brown and Reynolds collided on the run to Turn 4 in the opening seconds on Sunday’s race, which was won by Matt Payne.

Brown’s car sustained front-left damage, with the Triple Eight driver ending up 24th and last. Reynolds, meanwhile, came home 22nd.

Immediately after the incident, Brown told his team over team radio: "I didn’t see someone next to me then.” After the race, Brown moved to take responsibility for the contact.

Gen3 Supercars feature smaller greenhouses than their Gen2 predecessors, with Reynolds suggesting Brown’s vision was impaired.

“I was on the outside, and I was sort of halfway up,” Reynolds told the Schick Cool Down Lap podcast.

"So, I would have been in his mirror. But, on the left hand side of this Camaro, it's really hard to see, the mirror's not in the best spot, I can't understand from his point of view.

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"He started coming across, and by the time he started coming across, I was like, 'Oh, I've got to move', and by then it was too late.”

Reynolds reiterated his sympathy for Brown, whose championship lead was cut from 141 to 78 points.

"I love Will, he's like my little son, and probably one of the only blokes I don't want to ruin his day,” Reynolds said.

"But you know, in racing, sometimes you're the shit, sometimes you're the sandwich. Either way, it's a shit sandwich, it doesn't taste very good."

The 2024 Repco Supercars Championship will resume at the Panasonic Air Conditioning Sydney SuperNight. Tickets for the event are on sale now.

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