Reynolds at the wheel for Ere­bus come­back

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SU­PER­CARS star David Reynolds will spear­head Ere­bus Mo­tor­sport’s re­turn to the Bathurst 12-hour en­durance race in 2019.

Reynolds will join Luke Youlden and am­a­teur driver Yasser Shahin to con­test the Pro-Am class in a Mer­cedes AMG GT3 in the Fe­bru­ary race at Mount Panorama. Reynolds and Youlden paired up to win the Bathurst 1000 Su­per­cars race in 2017 in an Ere­bus car.

The pair looked set to re­peat that suc­cess at this year’s race be­fore Reynolds suf­fered de­bil­i­tat­ing cramps with just 26 laps to go.

A heart­bro­ken Reynolds lost the lead to even­tual win­ner Craig Lown­des be­fore hav­ing to hand over to Youlden for the race’s clos­ing laps.

Yes­ter­day’s an­nounce­ment marks a re­turn to GT rac­ing for Ere­bus, who won the 12hour out­right in 2013.

“The event holds a spe­cial place in the hearts of our team, it was the stage of our first big vic­tory,” Ere­bus chief ex­ec­u­tive Barry Ryan said.

“We al­ways go there with high ex­pec­ta­tions … we want to push for the Pro-Am vic­tory but with the speed Yasser shows as an am­a­teur driver, also give the out­right vic­tory a go.”

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