Reynolds locked in for Bathurst 12 Hour
Victorian driver Marc Cini has confirmed that he will enter a Porsche GT3 Cup S in next year’s Armor All 12 Hour, with V8 Supercars driver David Reynolds set to be his co-driver.
Reynolds, who drove with Will Davison in this year’s V8 endurance races, will share the Hallmarc Property Group Porsche with Cini in the once-around-the-clock race.
Both have significant experience behind the wheel of the renowned Porsche – Cini having campaigned both GT3 Cup Car and the Cup S versions in the domestic GT championship for several seasons, while Reynolds won the 2007 Australian Carrera Cup title.
Good mates off the track, Reynolds and Cini shared a similar Porsche in the Sepang (Malaysia) 12 hour race in the past and both are keen to team up to tackle the Mountain next February.
“Marc and I did the Malaysian 12-hour race a few years back and I think it’s one of my most memorable ever races,” Reynolds said.
“So much can happen during a 12 hour race that every time you get out of the car there are different stories to tell your co-drivers and the team. It’s a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to teaming up with my mate Marc again.
“I think endurance racing is about the most fun you can have.”
Car owner Cini was enthusiastic about taking his Porsche to Bathurst to contest the Armor All Bathurst 12 hour race.
“We bought the car to race in the Malaysian 12 Hour race, but as soon as I saw GT cars were eligible for Bathurst we were in,” said Cini, who has one previous start to his name driving a BMW 130i.
“The race and the track have a very special appeal. Driving a car like that in a long stint at Bathurst is one of the best things you can do in racing. I can’t wait.”
The Hallmarc team is yet to confirm a third driver.
The 2011 Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour will be held at Mount Panorama on February 4-6, 2011.