Erebus Signs Dave Reynolds To Massive 10-Year Deal Because He's 'Calm'
Dave Reynolds could never be accused of being anyone other than Dave Reynolds.
His unique and likeable personality is why Supercars fans love him, and it's also a large part of the reason why Erebus Motorsport has just announced a whopping 10-year deal with the 34-year-old driver.
Yes, a 10-year deal. Which is a lot. In fact, it'll be the longest ever deal between a driver and a team if it goes the distance.
“Confirming David will remain with us for the long term is great news, and something we are really proud of,” Erebus CEO Barry Ryan said ahead of this weekend's Auckland SuperSprint at Pukekohe Park Raceway in New Zealand.
“Both Erebus and Dave believe in each other. We can feel a sense of security simply based on the length of the term and the commitment shown.
"Dave has brilliant driving skills, but he’s also brought a very calm nature to our team which can be very important in sometimes stressful sports, like motorsport."
Reynolds, the 2017 Bathurst champ, is in his 14th season of Supercars. His best previous overall series finish was 3rd in 2015, but Ryan feels his best days are still ahead.
“We have achieved a lot together, but at the same time still feel we have so much more to prove," he said.
Insiders believe that the closeness between Erebus team owner Betty Klimenko and Reynolds is another factor behind the long-term deal, as was the fact that Reynolds is a known quality to the team.
You can watch highlights of the Auckland SuperSprint this Saturday and Sunday on 10 and 10 bold.