David Reynolds is an Australian racing driver who currently competes in the Supercars Championship with Erebus Motorsport.
Reynolds made a Supercars debut in 2007 and scored six wins since then. His most notable victory was at Bathurst 1000 in 2017, together with Luke Youlden in the #9 Holden Commodore. In the championship, his best result so far was the third place in 2016.
Earlier in a career, Reynolds was the Australian Porsche Carrera Cup champion in 2007 and Australian Formula Ford champion in 2004.
Racing debut in 2002, Formula Ford champion in 2004
Born in July 1985 in Albury, New South Wales, David Reynolds recorded his first racing attempts in the Victorian and Australian Formula Ford in 2002. In 2003, he spent his first full season in the national Formula Ford and then captured the championship title in 2004.
In his championship-winning season, Reynolds scored thirteen podiums and one victory in 24 races, driving Sonic Motorsport's Van Diemen RF04. He defeated Tim Macrow by just two points.
Carrera Cup debut in 2005, champion in 2007
The next step in David's career was the Australian Porsche Carrera Cup in 2005. Driving the #14 Porsche 996 GT3 Cup for Sonic, he scored two wins in his first season to finish fifth in the points. In 2006, he increased the number of wins to six, finishing third in the points. He also made few starts in the Australian GT Championship.
In 2007, Reynolds scored five wins and nineteen podiums in Carrera Cup, driving the #3 Bob Jane T-Marts Porsche 997 GT3 Cup. He won the title ahead of Alex Davison.
Disappointing Supercars debut in 2007
In 2007, Reynolds also made a debut in the Supercars Championship, serving as endurance co-driver to Cameron McConville in the #50 Supercheap Auto Racing Holden of Paul Weel Racing.
They retired at Sandown 500 after 117 laps. At Bathurst 1000, they were 16th in qualifying but failed to start the race due to engine failure on the warm-up lap.
A season in a development series with Tony D'Alberto Racing
In 2008, Reynolds joined Tony D'Alberto Racing in a Supercars development series, driving the #99 Holden VZ Commodore. After scoring four podiums, he finished fourth in the points of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series.
In the endurance races of the Supercars Championship, he joined HSV Dealer Team as a co-driver of Paul Dumbrell in the #16 Holden. They retired at Phillip Island. At Bathurst, Reynolds withdrew from the race to free his seat for Rick Kelly after Kelly's co-driver Paul Radisich demolished their car during practice.
First full Supercars season with Walkinshaw Racing in 2009
Between seasons 2008 and 2009, Reynolds participated in New Zealand's Battery Town Porsche GT3 Cup, scoring five wins and finishing second in the points, behind Craig Baird.
In 2009, Reynolds finally entered his first full season in the Supercars Championship, driving the #24 Bundaberg Red Racing Holden VE Commodore for Walkinshaw Racing. He recorded four top 10 results, finishing best in the seventh place at Surfers Paradise. At Bathurst 1000, he and Andy Priaulx finished in 12th place.
No contract for the 2010 Supercars season
Reynolds had no contract for the 2010 Supercars season, spending time as a co-driver to Will Davison or Fabian Coulthard in endurance races. His best result was 12th place at Surfers Paradise, alongside Coulthard in the #24 Walkinshaw Racing Holden. At Bathurst, he partnered Will Davison in HRT's #22 Holden, not finishing the race because of Davison's crash.
Outside Supercars Championship, he made few starts in the Fujitsu Supercar Series and repeated good performance in New Zealand's Porsche GT3 Cup, scoring six wins to finish fifth in the points.
A season with Kelly Racing in 2011
In 2011, Reynolds returned full-time to the Supercars Championship, joining Kelly Racing to drive the #16 Stratco Holden VE Commodore. His best result was the fourth place at Yas Marina in the season-opening round. Later he recorded one more top 5 finish at Queensland Raceway, finishing 19th in the points.
In endurance races, his partners were Tim Blanchard (Phillip Island, Bathurst) and Alex Tagliani (Gold Coast). His best endurance result was the sixth place at Phillip Island. At the end of the season, despite having a two-year contract, Reynolds left the team.
Podium at 2012 Bathurst 1000 with Rod Nash Racing's Ford
For the 2012 Supercars season, Reynolds changed the team and the manufacturer, joining Rod Nash Racing to drive the #55 Bottle-O Ford FG Falcon prepared by Ford Performance Racing.
He recorded a significant improvement of results, regularly ending races in the top 10 and finishing ninth in the championship points. He recorded his first pole position at Townsville but the highlight of the season was the second place at Bathurst 1000 together with Dean Canto.
Maiden Supercars victory at Surfers Paradise in 2013
In 2013, Reynolds stayed in the #55 Ford, with Nathaniel Osborne as his new engineer. Reynolds was again regularly in the top ten. At Hidden Valley, he took pole position in two of three races, finishing on a podium in the last race. At Bathurst 1000, he and Dean Canto finished ninth.
And then, Reynolds scored his maiden Supercars victory in the second race of the Gold Coast 600 event at Surfers Paradise, after starting from pole. His partner in that race was Dean Canto. Reynolds ended the season in the ninth place.
Two wins in 2015 and third place in the championship
In 2014, his third season in the #55 Ford, Reynolds dropped to 15th place in the championship standings, after scoring just one podium in 39 races, the third place at Homebush Street Circuit. At Bathurst, he and Dean Canto retired after 117 laps.
The completely different season followed in 2015, turning to be his most successful year so far. Reynolds scored two wins, at Hidden Valley Raceway and Pukekohe Park Raceway, to finish third in the championship points, behind Mark Winterbottom and Craig Lowndes. In endurance races, sharing a car with Dean Canto, he finished fifth at Sandown and sixth at Bathurst. At Gold Coast 600, they were second in the first race and ninth in the second race.
Joining Erebus Motorsport in 2016
Despite good results and career-best finish in 2015, Reynolds was not retained by Ford for the 2016 season. He found a place in the #9 Holden VF Commodore of Erebus Motorsport. In the first season with the new team, Reynolds struggled and finished just 16th in the championship points.
His only podium was the third place in season's finale at Homebush Street Circuit. His endurance co-driver was Craig Baird. They finished 18th at Bathurst 1000.
Victory at 2017 Bathurst 1000 for Reynolds, Youlden
In 2017, Reynolds returned among top ten performers and finished seventh in the championship points. He was on a podium three times, including a sensational victory at Bathurst 1000.
He was sharing the #9 Holden with Luke Youlden, starting the race from the front row, next to new lap record holder Scott McLaughlin. After 161 laps, the #9 Holden defeated Walkinshaw Racing's #02 Holden by 3.8995 seconds.
Continuing to collect wins in 2018
In 2018, Reynolds has the best start of the season so far, finishing on a podium in the season-opening round at Adelaide and scoring a victory in the sixth race of the season at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. After few more podiums, the second win of the season came at Hidden Valley Raceway.