In 2019, Reynolds signed a 10-year « lifetime » contract to stay in the Melbourne outfit, but it was confirmed tonight that he will not continue with the roster.
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“Erebus Motorsport regrets to announce that former Bathurst winner David Reynolds will no longer lead the team in 2021.
« After signing a ten-year contract at the end of 2019, the current driver no. 9 amicably parted with the Melbourne-based team. ”
Team owner Betty Klimenko said it was unfortunate that both parties could not continue together but wished Reynolds all the best in securing his future.
« David has been an important part of our team since we moved to Melbourne in 2016, » she said.
“We have shared great successes, including winning the 2017 Bathurst 1000, and we thank David for all of his efforts.
« Unfortunately, David has decided that his future lies elsewhere and we don’t want to prevent him from taking another path.
“David has to do what is best for him and we have to do what is best for the future and long-term stability of our team.
“Unfortunately we couldn’t reach an agreement and had to go our separate ways.
Reynolds said leaving Erebus was a tough decision after helping the aspiring team over the past five years since moving from Mercedes.
« I preferred to stay with Erebus but unfortunately it’s time for me to move on, » said Reynolds.
“I really enjoyed my time with the team and it was a very difficult decision to leave the team.
“The team is made up of a fantastic group of people who I’ve built very close relationships with over the past five years, and I’m proud of what we’ve achieved together. ”
The team announced in the statement that it will announce its driver line-up for 2021 in the coming days.
It’s a huge coup for the Sydney-based team that has enlisted the services of one of Supercars’ most experienced activists.
Coulthard is a proven winner with 13 career race wins, five with Brad Jones Racing between 2012 and 2015 and eight during his five-year campaign with Dick Johnson Racing.
The 38-year-old has 443 Supercars race starts (15. all time) and 202 lap starts (18. of all time), along with 16 Bathurst 1000 appearances that ranked 3rd in 2017. and 2020 the 4th. Occupied place.
Working with three-time champion Scott McLaughlin, Auckland-born, Auckland-raised Coulthard played a pivotal role in helping the Dick Johnson Racing team (as DJR Team Penske) win three team championships (2017 , 2019 and 2020). .
« Joining the Local Legends Team SYDNEY is an exciting opportunity for me. I look forward to representing Local Legends, the City of Sydney, and playing my role in developing their supercar program, « said Coulthard.
“I’ve had a longstanding relationship with the Webb’s, Jonathon and I have competed in various campaigns since 2003.
« Jonathon, Geoffrey [Slater] and I have a clear direction for the team to grow and we are committed for the long term. ”
In 2021, Coulthard will drive the entry for Local Legends # 19 for Team Sydney of Bathurst winner Jonathon Webb. Alex Davison drove in this entry in 2020.
The # 19 entry is reinforced by Tony Quinn, the racing benefactor who owns the jerky beef from Local Legends.
The New Zealand-based British multimillionaire expat supported Tekno with his Darrell Lea confectionery brand when Shane van Gisbergen led the family-owned Webb team from 2013 to 2015.
“Fabian and I have worked together in the past and won the first Highlands 101 endurance race. We hope to continue this success with the Local Legends Supercar.
« We have the tools to put on a good show. We just need Fab to update his hairstyle. « . ”
Coulthard will be on the weekend of 13. until 14. Debut February in his new supercar at the team’s home, Sydney Motorsport Park, for official testing.
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