David Reynolds will depart Prodrive Racing Australia at the end of the season, having secured a seat with Erebus Motorsport for 2016.
Reynolds’ release from Prodrive was announced in a statement by Prodrive and Rod Nash Racing today, with news of his signing at Erebus Motorsport coming just an hour later as the privateer team issued its own statement revealing the 30-year-old will replace Tekno Autosports bound Will Davison.
“We have been discussing next season with Dave and we were not in a position to confirm if we will have a place for him, he asked to explore the possibility of driving with another team in 2016,” said Rod Nash Racing team principal, Rod Nash.
“He appreciates our position and we also understand his, but whatever happens everyone in the team is supportive of Dave securing a good position for a 2016 drive as he has fitted in well during his four years with the whole PRA team while driving The Bottle-O #55 car.
“Dave is a great character and can turn on the funny charm at times which makes him easy to get along with. He also takes his racing seriously and it has been great for him, especially in 2015, to really show his great capability as a front-running driver.”
Erebus Motorsport moved quickly to confirm Reynolds is set to join the Queensland-based Mercedes team declaring Reynolds has what it takes to compete at the front.
“David is an exciting driver that has proven himself to be a title threat this year,” said Erebus Motorsport team owner Betty Kilmenko.
“As we embark on our fourth season we need a driver that’s capable of positioning our cars up the front and David has proven he is capable of doing that. I have known David for almost ten years and knew one day I would have him drive for me,”
Since joining Rod Nash Racing in 2012, Reynolds has claimed two race wins, six pole positions, two top ten championship finishes, and is currently third in the drivers’ championship, and enjoying his most successful season to date.
“Although I have had a terrific four years at Prodrive Racing Australia, I am looking forward to a positive change as the lead driver with Erebus.”
“I am really looking forward to working with the Erebus team.
“Together we have some amazing strengths that we need to harness, I know we can win together.”
No announcement has been made by Rod Nash Racing regarding its driver line-up for next year, but it is expected that Cameron Waters, currently filling in for the injured Chaz Mostert will replace Reynolds in the Bottle-O Racing Team Falcon.