David Reynolds’s 2016 plans are likely to be locked within the next fortnight, with re-signing at Prodrive Racing emerging as the most likely outcome for the out-of-contract star.
The 2016 Silly Season kicked in to overdrive yesterday, with confirmation that Fabian Coulthard will be joining DJR Team Penske next season, and news that DJRTP will expand to two cars, retaining Scott Pye for the second seat.
And Reynolds may well be one of the next dominoes to fall. Motorsport.com understands that a decision by PRA on his future is coming in a matter of weeks rather than months, and that it is growing increasingly likely Reynolds will be retained by the squad.
When contacted by Motorsport.com, Reynolds was coy on the subject of his future, revealing nothing except that he’s looking forward to getting a deal for the new season done.
“There’s nothing I can say at the moment,” he said.
“But of course it will be good to get it all locked away, particularly that I feel I’ve had a pretty good season in terms of form.”
Reynolds currently sits third in the championship, 432 points behind team-mate Mark Winterbottom, and 33 points behind Bathurst 1000 winner Craig Lowndes.
Slade set for BJR seat
While Reynolds had been heavily linked to Coulthard’s seat at Brad Jones Racing, that is now set to go the way of Tim Slade.
The South Australian’s current Walkinshaw Racing deal runs out at the end of this season, and with Reynolds now out of the picture for BJR, and Slade’s current sponsor Supercheap Auto rumoured to be on its way to PRA for ’16, Slade will run under Freightliner colours for the Albury-based team next year.