Reindler's final hurrah with Kelly Racing

Karl Reindler

PREVIEW: Karl Reindler Racing, Sydney Telstra 500
V8 Supercars Rnd#29/30 (November 30-December 1), Sydney, NSW

After a mixed season with Kelly Racing, Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing's [FDSR] Karl Reindler is looking to go out on a high with the Melbourne-based team in his final race for the four-car Holden operation, and despite campaigning three different cars across the last three rounds, weather predictions suggest that he may be in the box seat to go out on a high..!

 

 

"I've been the quickest Kelly car for the most part across the last few rounds, and coming off the back of a strong run at Winton, I think the FDSR team could well be in the box seat for something special this weekend.

"I'm back in chassis #46, the car that I used at Winton, so there is some consistency there, and we're also back on the hard tyre, which will play into our hands. In qualifying this car was particularly lazy, which tends to be the case with high grip and an old chassis, but as the tyres wore down under race conditions, it didn't have as dramatic a drop-off as some of the other teams, and it really came alive in race two.

"The long range weather forecast too suggests we might be in for a fun time as well. The prediction for Saturday is ambient temperatures in the mid 30s, which means the mid 50s in the car, so it will be hot, hard work. On Sunday though the temperature drops, but there's some suggestion there might be a thunderstorm, and the Kelly cars are notoriously quick in the wet. We could well be in the box seat!

"It's going to be tricky too backing up on Sunday if the weather is hot on Saturday, it becomes a real battle physically, but I'm hoping that too will work in my favour."

With the championship placings all but settled, Karl is looking to end the season on a high as he prepares for 2013, and perhaps climb up a place or two on the ladder.

"Unfortunately there's no news on my plans for 2013 just yet, but I won't be at Kelly Racing next year which is a little sad. I've enjoyed my year with the team, and we've had some good times together. The Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing team - the micro-team within Kelly Racing if you like - has been outstanding, they are an amazing crew of guys that just don't ever stop looking to improve what we have.

"I'd like nothing more than to reward all their efforts with a strong result at Homebush. We have a lot going for us, and have every chance of claiming our best result of the year."

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2012 V8 Supercar Championship
1. Jamie Whincup (Holden) - 3639 points
2. Mark Winterbottom (Ford) - 3322
3. Craig Lowndes (Holden) - 3259
4. Will Davison (Ford) - 2851
5. Shane Van Gisbergen (Ford) - 2554
25. Karl Reindler (Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Holden) - 988

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2012 V8 Supercar Championship Series Calendar
Event 01 - Clipsal 500, Adelaide (March 1-4)
Non-champ. - Australian F1 Grand Prix (March 15-18)
Event 02 - Tasmania Challenge (March 30-April 1)
Event 03 - ITM 400, Hamilton, NZ (April 20-22)
Event 04 - Trading Post Perth Challenge (May 4-6)
Event 05 - Phillip Island, VIC (May 18-20)
Event 06 - Skycity Triple Crown, Darwin (June 15-17)
Event 07 - Sucrogen Townsville 400 (July 6-8)
Event 08 - Coates Hire Ipswich 300 (August 3-5)
Event 09 - Sydney Motorsport Park 360, NSW (August 24-26)
Event 10 - Dick Smith Sandown 500 (September 14-16)
Event 11 - Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, NSW (October 4-7)
Event 12 - Armor All Gold Coast 600 (October 19-21)
Event 13 - Yas Marina V8 400 (November 2-4)
Event 14 - Winton Motor Raceway, VIC (November 16-18)
Event 15 - Sydney Telstra 500 (November 30-December 2)

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2012 Sydney Telstra 500 V8 Supercars - Race Schedule
The following times are Australian Eastern Standard Savings time

Friday November 30, 2012
Practice 1; 10:10 - 10:40
Practice 2; 11:20 - 11:50
Practice 3; 13:55 - 14:25
Practice 4; 15:30 - 16:00

Saturday December 1, 2012
Qualifying (Race 29); 9:25 - 9:45
Top Ten Shootout; 12:00 - 12:30
Race One (V8SC Series Race 29); 15:05 - 74-laps

Sunday December 2, 2012
Qualifying (Race 30); 10:05 - 10:25
Race Two (V8SC Series Race 30); 15:05 - 74-laps

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2012 Sydney Telstra 500 V8 Supercars - Television Schedule
The following times are Australian Eastern Standard Savings time

Saturday December 1, 2012
Qualifying plus Race One; 12:00-17:30pm [Channel 7]

Sunday December 2, 2012
Qualifying plus Race Two; 12:00-17:30pm [Channel 7]

Check schedule (www.v8supercars.com.au) for 7-Mate, SPEED Channel (Foxtel) and other program times - including BigpondTV which will host each session live.

Karl Reindler is proudly supported by Kelly Racing, Fair Dinkum Sheds, Wilson Security, AstronTech, EMT, Thomson Aviation, Resource Tyre Company, Nash Bros. Civil and Mining Rental, Glass Assist, Herbalife, Manheim, Fitness First, Focus Bikes, Zise and Sponsorxchange.com

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