Will Brown will replace David Reynolds in the No.9 Penrite Racing Commodore for the next round of the BP Supercars All-Star Eseries.
As reported by motorsport.com, Penrite Racing has yet to offer a comment as to why the switch has been made and whether Reynolds will return to the virtual series for future events.
Brown, who is contracted to join the Victorian-based outfit in for 2021, is an experienced racing driver having claimed the inaugural TCR Australian title last season. The 21-year-old will partner Anton de Pasquale who will continue his duties in the No.99 for next Wednesday’s races.
The move is somewhat a surprise considering Reynold’s enjoyed the series last week, saying:
“I had fun out there, though half the time I had no idea what was going on.
“It’s a weird feeling, it’s not reality. For 20 years of my life I have learned to drive a car feeling the grip of the tyres, and all the fear is gone, so it’s just weird.
“The hardest thing about it for me was just doing a lap and not crashing, though I think I did a pretty good effort to string a few good laps together and I even managed to be up the front for a bit which was good.
“It looks like there has been a great reaction to the series overall and hopefully it gives the fans as much as the drivers something to look forward to and get involved in each week for the next nine weeks.”
Brown, who announced the switch via Instagram today said:
“Excited to be taking over the car No.9 this week from Dave Reynolds and driving in the Supercar Eseries. It was pretty cool to watch last week so a thank you to Penrite Racing and Erebus.
“I’m a bit of a zombie. I’ve been spending about 8-10 hours a day on this thing (simulator). Got my new rig yesterday and loving every second of it and putting in as many laps as I can to get ready for this, but yeah these things are pretty cool and looking forward to having a crack.”
The second round of the All Star Eseries is on Wednesday April 15 with four races from Silverstone and Barcelona which be broadcasted on Sky Sport 5 from 9 pm and on all Supercars social media platforms.
Source – motorsport.com