David Reynolds is set to move teams ahead of the 2024 season, signing with Mount Waverley based squad, Team 18.
The move reunites Reynolds with Mark Winterbottom, the duo previously teaming together in 2015 where they finished first and third during their final year as Ford Performance Racing (now Tickford Racing).
The shift will also reunite Reynolds with Team 18’s Team Manager and Crew Chief, Bruin Beasley and Dennis Huijser.
The trio previously worked together at Erebus Motorsport when they claimed their 2017 Bathurst 1000 victory.
“The opportunity presented itself to secure my future in Supercars and it is an opportunity I jumped at. It’s never an easy decision to move on, however I’m confident I have plenty to offer on track as well as off track,” said Reynolds.
“It’s cool, I’ve worked with Bruin and Dennis when we won Bathurst, and I’ve also raced together with Frosty. That was back in 2015; we finished first and third in the championship.
“So, I’m really excited and looking forward to next year; I think we’re going to have a great run and hopefully have a consistent season with some great results.
“I can’t thank Charlie enough for the opportunity. I’ve always respected and admired the way he presents himself and the team. The team feels very welcoming, and I have no doubts that it’s going to be a great season.”
Next season’s team change will also see the 38-year-old jump from a Mustang to a Camaro.
“I’m curious to check out the differences between the two cars. There’s been so much speculation about the parity between the cars, but I’ll have to wait until 2024 to find out for myself. Regardless, I’m really confident Mark and I can take the cars to the next level and battle for podiums and wins,” said Reynolds.
Four rounds remain for this year’s Repco Supercars Championship, with Reynolds still to pilot the #26 Penrite Mustang under Penrite Racing.
“It’s been awesome working with Grove Racing for the past couple seasons. I can’t thank the entire crew enough for their dedication and hard work and the Groves for their belief in me,” said Reynolds.
“We had a lot of fun and some great results and I wish them all the best for the future.”
Reynolds will seat up for the enduro rounds with co-driver Gath Tander, with the first round to take place at the Sandown Oil Penrite 500 September 15-17.