V8 Supercars – Circumstances Conspire Against Reindler

June 19, 2011

V8 Supercars

No one wants to see their teammate’s engine expire but Jason Bright‘s retirement in Darwin today was a double-misfortune for Karl Reindler.

After the ensuing safety car the Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing driver slipped on the oil left by Bright, running into James Courtney‘s car and damaging his steering. 

The rest of the race was a matter of survival but Reindler could not avoid causing a safety car himself late in the race when his gearbox grabbed neutral. He got restarted and managed to finish the gruelling 30-degree race in 25th. 

The next V8 Supercar round is in Townsville from 8-10 July. 

Karl Reindler
Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing
“It’s been the worst weekend we’ve had in a long time, just because of circumstances really. The car was quite strong during the first stint of that race but there was oil left on the track after the first safety car and I couldn’t miss it.

“I went into the first corner and tried to pull the car up but couldn’t with all the oil. James Courtney was in the same position. We both went off in tandem and I ran into him, which bent the steering and bumper. 

“I went off at Turn Ten at the end. I braked at the same place I had every other lap and went to down change but the gearbox got neutral instead. The balance was all over the place and I went off and hit the wall. All-in-all a weekend to forget.”

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