David Reynolds will miss the next three Supercars races after having his request for a vaccination exemption request denied by NSW Health.
- David Reynolds will not be allowed to race in the next three Supercars events at Sydney Motorsport Park
- Reynolds has since received his first vaccination shot
- Supercars said Reynolds can compete at the season-ending Bathurst 1000 as long as he is fully vaccinated
Under Supercars rules, all drivers and attendees must be either fully vaccinated or exempt from vaccination in order to comply with NSW Health rules.
That means the 26-year-old is unable to attend the next three Supercars race weekends at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Supercars released a statement saying it had “carefully considered a vaccine exemption presented by David [Reynolds] and have concluded that David is not exempt from receiving the vaccine”.
The statement said Reynolds had since received his first vaccine shot and had scheduled his second.
Reynolds will have to prove he is fully vaccinated if he is to be eligible to race the Bathurst 1000.
“I’m shattered to be missing the next three Supercars events, but I understand and respect the health guidelines,” Reynolds said.
Reynolds competed at last weekend’s Sydney SuperNight event despite being unvaccinated, finishing eighth in race 20 on Saturday, before recording 9th and 14th-place finishes in races 21 and 22 respectively.
He currently sits in 14th spot in the championship ladder.
Supercars said in its statement that Reynold’s participation last weekend was in compliance with temporary protocols in place.
The season-ending Bathurst 1000 is scheduled for the weekend of November 30 to December 5 at the Mount Panorama circuit.