REYNOLDS PICKS THEM UP IN THREES
GOOD things have been coming in threes for V8 Supercars rising star David Reynolds with the Bottle- O Racing driver’s place yesterday capping a trio of consecutive podiums.
The 30- year- old’s purple patch of form began with a memorable win in the final race at Darwin last round before he backed it up with a second and a third in the two Townsville 400 races at the weekend.
Reynolds’ red hot recent form has vaulted him to fourth in the championship standings, 273 points adrift of leader and Prodrive Racing Australia teammate Mark Winterbottom, who completed a perfect two from two wins at Reid Park.
After a lean 2014 campaign Reynolds was determined to do better in 2015 and he credited his breakthrough win in Darwin and podium finishes to the great work of his team.
“I’ve put a lot of work in behind the scenes and then at the track this weekend if I didn’t have my teammates going so well in practice I wouldn’t have been able to learn what they were doing and be able to capitalise on that,” he said.
“I was going down one direction in practice, they were going the other and they found more pace and that worked much better for me come Saturday.”
Reynolds, Winterbottom and compatriot Chaz Mostert all had great pace and Reynolds looked a real chance of claiming a victory in race two.
With career best form behind him and the support of the hottest team in the championship, Reynolds is determined to hang with the top drivers and live up to his potential.
“It’s all about consistency and being there at the end and after the enduros ( endurance races) you really have a look at your championship and see how it is going,” he said.
“I believe in myself always, I’ve always thought I’d had the skill and I have just been trying to match the car to what I can do. Qualifying well is one part, then you need to get a good start and race
ON TRACK: Bottle- O Racing’s David Reynolds blasts around the Reid Park circuit during Race 2 yesterday ( above) while ( right) contemplating what might have been after his third place finish.