Reynolds issued grid penalty for Race 8

Tom Howard

Sunday 7th May, 2017 - 2:48pm

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David Reynolds

David Reynolds has been issued with a five-place grid penalty after stewards deemed he impeded Erebus Motorsport team-mate Dale Wood in qualifying.

Reynolds had qualified 10th for today’s 200km but will now start from 15th spot after an investigation determined the 31-year-old blocked Wood at Turn 6 in this morning’s 20 minute session.

“Following an investigation and an admission of Reckless Driving (weaving on the racing line whilst warming up on to Turn 6, impeding Car #99) by Car #9, David Reynolds, the Stewards imposed a progressive Five (5) Grid Spot Penalty for Car #9, David Reynolds, in Race 8,” read a report from the stewards.

Reynolds is the second driver to fall foul of the rule this weekend after Simona de Silvestro was given the same penalty for today’s race for impeding Michael Caruso (Nissan Motorsport) and Shane van Gisbergen (Red Bull Holden Racing Team) in Saturday’s qualifying session.

Today’s 200km race is scheduled to start at 1415 local time.