TRADIE Beer Racing’s David Reynolds and DEWALT Racing’s Mark Winterbottom placed ninth and 13th respectively in the fourth and final race for the Supercars Championship at the Australian Grand Prix.

Starting 13th, Reynolds stayed out of trouble and worked his way forwards to ninth, as Winterbttom continued his forward charge, gaining ten positions from 23rd to 13th.

Both drivers were impressed with their race pace across the weekend, and are looking forward to continuing their progress at the next round in New Zealand.

After the Australian Grand Prix, Winterbottom finished fifth for the round for the Larry Perkins Trophy, with Reynolds seventh.

Team 18 improved to third in the Teams’ Championship, with Reynolds fifth and Winterbottom ninth in the Drivers’ Championship.

The third event of the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship will be held in New Zealand at the Taupo Super400.

RESULTS & QUOTES

Mark Winterbottom, #18 DEWALT Racing Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Race 6: 13th

“Grand Prix has finished and we’ve got a trophy to take home, which is fantastic. We had a really fast car, I think as a whole, the weekend, you have to look at the positives and when we qualified bad, we could still drive through the pack and pass some cars.

“Obviously our focus is to qualify better, and if we’re at the front, we can definitely race there, so really proud of the results we achieved this weekend.

“We survived, we were fifth for the round and now third in the team’s championship and I crept in the top ten in the championship as well.

“Ultimately I go home with a straight, very fast race car and we know where to improve.

David Reynolds, #20 TRADIE Beer Racing Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Race 6: 9th

“We just finished at the Grand Prix, and we had not a bad weekend. We actually ended up fifth overall in the driver points, and we moved forward one place in the teams and we’re third in the teams championship overall, which is a massive thing for all the team.

“This weekend, we started out okay, and then we sort of fell in and out of the window a little bit. For the Sunday race, we made a big swing to go towards Mark’s car, which is very different to my traditional style of driving, and didn’t really sort of transfer to pace, so it made a really hard race for me today.

“That’s one thing we’re going to know for next time, that Mark’s going to obviously like different things than I do, which will really help us go forward. I had a fantastic weekend, not a scratch on the car.

“It was some awesome racing out there. I made a lot of spots, made a lot of cool moves. We’re fifth in the championship, third in the teams, and we’re looking to go forward.”