Karl Reindler Ipswich 300 Saturday report

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REINDLER: QUALIFYING FIFTH LIFTED THE WEIGHT

#21 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing: Karl Reindler
#21 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing: Karl Reindler

Photo by: Chris Von Wieldt

Experiencing a horror smash like the one Karl Reindler endured at Perth earlier this year would affect anyone, but the 26-year-old says today's career-best qualifying has healed him.

The Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing driver, who started fifth today at Queensland Raceway, backed it up with a ninth-place finish in the first of two 22-lap races.

On lap three of the day's second race, however, Alex Davison spoilt Reindler's dream run, turning him around and causing a pile-up.

Reindler pitted for new tyres and regained eight places to finish 16th by the chequered flag.

Qualifying for tomorrow's race starts at 11.20am.

Karl Reindler
Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing

"It's exactly what I needed for my confidence. Ever since Perth my confidence has been creeping back up but it was definitely dinted. It's only human to have doubts and questions after a crash like that but qualifying fifth today has lifted a weight off my shoulders.

"In the race we were fairly happy with the pace. It was nice to be up the front. I think the racing is more respectful.

"In the second race, to be blatantly turned around by Alex Davison was disappointing but to finish 16th again was a huge recovery. I think the team is pretty happy going into tomorrow."

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