Thursday, Sep 12 08:14am
AUTHOR: Simon Chapman

David Reynolds signs extraordinary 10-year contract extension

Erebus Motorsport driver David Reynolds looks set to see out his Supercars Championship career with Penrite Racing.


A new 10-year contract extension locks the 34-year-old in until 2029, by which time he will be 44 years old.


It has long been speculated that Reynolds would stick with the Holden squad beyond 2019, but what wasn’t known was for how long.


Reynolds joined the team in 2016, which also means by the time his contract comes to an end he’ll have been with the team for 14 seasons.


“I’m rapt to re-sign with Erebus Motorsport, and this is something very special to me and the team,” Reynolds said.


“It gives me good security and I can concentrate on my job and doing the best for my team. You do long-term deals with long-term people and I’m here for the long haul; I am going to stay for as long as I can.


“I never thought about leaving, it was just figuring out what we were signing, and I have found the best home for me.


“We have gone from strength to strength and grown to be one of the best teams in pit lane, so we’re going to continue to do that and move forward.”


Erebus Motorsport CEO Barry Ryan said signing an extended deal with Reynolds means they can focus on taking the team to the next level.


“Confirming David will remain with us for a long term is great news, and something we are really proud of,” CEO Barry Ryan said.


“Both Erebus and Dave believe in each other; we can feel a sense of security simply based on the length of the term and the commitment shown.


“Dave has brilliant driving skills, but he’s also brought a very calm nature to our team which can be very important in sometimes stressful sports, like motorsport.


“We have achieved a lot together, but at the same time still feel we have so much more to prove.”


Reynolds’ confirmation also set the line-up for Erebus Motorsport in 2020 with young Anton de Pasquale already announced to re-join the team.