Reynolds joins revamped Supercars outfit

David Reynolds is back on the Supercars scene after leaving Erebus Motorsport in December.
David Reynolds is back on the Supercars scene after leaving Erebus Motorsport in December.

Supercars star David Reynolds has found a new drive for 2021, joining revamped outfit Kelly Grove Racing.

The Bathurst-winning driver quit Erebus Motorsport in December just one year into a mammoth 10-year contract after a tough 2020 both on and off the track.

Reynolds will now line up in a Penrite Oils-backed Ford Mustang for Kelly Grove Racing in this year's championship after he joined the team on a multi-year deal.

The news comes less than a week after the team run by brothers Todd and Rick Kelly announced hire business the Grove Group had bought into the team as a major shareholder.

"It's obviously a very exciting time for the team with the recent investment from the Grove Group and I believe the team has the resources and firepower to achieve great things this year and continue building on some of the success we saw last year," Reynolds said.

The 35-year-old previously raced for the Kellys in 2011 before breaking his contract to join Ford Performance Racing.

Reynolds will fill the vacancy left by Rick Kelly, who retired from full-time racing at the end of 2020, with New Zealander Andre Heimgartner as his teammate.

"I believe that with the direction the team is heading in and our ambitions for the future, Dave will be an extremely strong asset who will have the ability to achieve strong results immediately and also compliment Andre and help him to continue his development path," team principal Todd Kelly said.

Reynolds' confirmation at Kelly Grove Racing means only one full-time seat remains vacant on the grid for 2021, alongside Fabian Coulthard at Team Sydney.

Australian Associated Press