DEWALT Racing’s Mark Winterbottom finished second in Race 4 of the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship at the Australian Grand Prix, while TRADIE Beer Racing’s David Reynolds moved forward from 16th to 11th.

It was Team 18’s first podium finish for the 2024 season, and Winterbottom’s second for Team 18 after his win in Darwin last year.

Starting fourth, Winterbottom settled into a rhythm as Brown lead from Waters and Feeney. Feeney got by Waters at Turn 11 before Waters got into the back of Feeney at Turn 12 and escorted both of them wide, allowing Winterbottom to sneak through to second. Feeney recovered and got back to second, as Winterbottom fended off Payne in the closing stages.

With three laps to go, Feeney ran wide at the second to last corner as Winterbottom snatched second and held on to the chequered flag behind race winner Brown.

Starting 16th, Reynolds made a brilliant start in the TRADIE Beer Camaro, avoiding the carnage and emerging ninth at the end of the first lap. However, Reynolds battled tyre life and dropped back in the second half of the race to 11th, an improvement of five positions from the start.

Team 18 is back in action tomorrow for back-to-back Qualifying for Races 5 and 6 from 9:00am, before Race 5 at 5:40pm. All the action can be viewed live on Channel 10, Fox Sports and Kayo.

RESULTS & QUOTES

Mark Winterbottom, #18 DEWALT Racing Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Race 4: 2nd

“What a mega day. I’m so proud of the team and to get a trophy and finish second is a great result.

“I’m really excited about the year. I think the team is in a really good place. We’ve got lots of new people and maintained a lot of the good crew we had and together the recipes are coming together. The goal was to fill that trophy cabinet and I’ve got one step closer to putting one in there. So all in all a great day.

“I’m proud of everyone and fingers crossed this is the start of good things to come. We’ll go again tomorrow. We don’t get time to celebrate. We’ll go again tomorrow and I’m sure we’ll reflect come Sunday night on a strong result.”

David Reynolds, #20 TRADIE Beer Racing Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Race 4: 11th

“Today sort of went well. I started 16th, which was a bit disappointing to start there, but by lap one I was ninth. Everything sort of happened in front of me and I was just there to sort of clean up the scraps and put my car in the right spot and take advantage of it.

“At the start I was trying to play the long game in my head because I knew it was hotter, I knew the degradation was going to be worse, so I just tried to manage myself a little bit, but I got to lap 11 and blistered a tyre. I had a lot of laps to go and I was like screaming in my head that, this was not going to end up well for me, but I only dropped two spots and finished 11th, so all in all, not a bad day,.

“It was an amazing day for the car 18 side, Mark finished second and kept his tyres alive for the whole thing, he did an amazing job and it’s a really good day for the team.”