Karl Reindler

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Karl Reindler
Karl Reindler Abu Dhabi.jpg
Karl Reindler in Abu Dhabi, 2011
Nationality Australia Australian
Born (1985-04-18) 18 April 1985 (age 33)
Perth, Western Australia
Supercars career
Debut season 2008
Former teams Ford Rising Stars Racing
Britek Motorsport
Stone Brothers Racing
Brad Jones Racing
Kelly Racing
Nissan Motorsport
Charlie Schwerkolt Racing
Starts 98
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 1
Best finish 24th in 2012
Finished last season 45th
Previous series
2003-04
2005-06
2006-07
2007
2008
2013
Australian Formula 3
British Formula Three
A1 Grand Prix
Formula V6 Asia
Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series
Australian Carrera Cup
Championship titles
2004 Australian Formula 3
Awards
2003

2008
Australian F3 Rookie of the Year
Mike Kable Young Gun Award

Karl Reindler (born 18 April 1985) is an Australian racing driver, who has previously competed in the Supercars Championship.

Biography

Formula Three

Off the back of winning Rookie of the Year in the 2003 Australian Formula 3 Championship, Reindler went on to win the 2004 Championship in the final round.[1] At the completion of the 2004 season, Reindler competed in his first international event, the one-off Bahrain F3 SuperPrix, racing for the Swiss Racing Team. He finished 18th in what was regarded at the time as the unofficial World Championship for Formula 3 - select drivers from this event went on to winning championships in Formula 1, WEC, DTM, Super GT and Super Formula to name a few.

Reindler moved to Britain in 2005 to complete a part-season of the British Formula 3 Championship with Alan Docking Racing, commencing at round 7 at Monza, Italy, finishing 7th and 10th on debut. A season-best qualifying happened at the final round at the Silverstone Circuit, qualifying 6th and finishing 7th. At the conclusion of the 2005 season, Reindler qualified for and competed in the World-famous Macau Grand Prix, finishing 13th in a competitive field which included Sebastian Vettel, Robert Kubica, Romain Grosjean and eventual winner Lucas di Grassi. In 2006 he continued with the Alan Docking Racing squad in British F3, again, only completing part of the season and ultimately finishing 14th outright after a season littered with mechanical related retirements.

A1 Grand Prix

Reindler went on to represent Australia as the rookie driver in the penultimate race of the 2005–06 A1 Grand Prix season at Laguna Seca, then progressed to lead driver at the second round of the 2006-07 A1 Grand Prix season in the Czech Republic. At the third round of the season, at the demanding Beijing street circuit in China, Reindler fought hard to finish on the podium in the feature race. He continued with Team Australia until the Durban event in South Africa before the team changed their driver line-up. He joined the ranks of the Asian Formula Renault V6 series in 2007, but only ran two rounds, finishing on the podium in Autopolis, Japan.

Sedan Racing

2008 saw him join Matt Connolly Motorsports Pontiac GTO.R team for the Daytona 24 Hour. Reindler qualified the car 3rd in GT, but had a raft of mechanical drama's during the race and finished 25th in class. This was in addition to a full season in Fujitsu series in 2008, partnering Dean Canto at Howard Racing. 8th outright in the Series earned him the V8 Supercar Mike Kable Rookie of the Year Award. Reindler also participated in that years' Bathurst 1000 replacing Grant Denyer at Ford Rising Stars Racing following his monster truck accident. 2009 saw just a handful of races which included the twin driver Australian Mini Challenge race in Perth where he shared with his younger brother Chris, not to mention partnering with Jason Bright for the V8 Supercar endurance events, which included an 11th-place finish at the Bathurst 1000.

Reindler joined V8 Supercars full-time in 2010. Reindler drove a Brad Jones Racing customer Holden Commodore under the banner of Britek Motorsport and Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing.[2]

Reindler continued with the Brad Jones Racing team in 2011, and after a season-best qualifying and finish of 6th and 7th on the Saturday at the Barbagallo Raceway round in 2011, he was involved in a major start-line accident with Steve Owen on the Sunday. Reindler's clutch failed on the grid, causing the car to stall and was hit from behind at an estimated 150 km/h by Owen, the resulting impact rupturing the fuel cell, producing a major fireball. The fuel entered the car and starting burning it from the inside out. Reindler walked away suffering burns to his face and hands, was hospitalised and released that evening.[3]

In 2012 Karl joined Kelly Racing to drive the #11 Car as teammate to Greg Murphy for the 2012 season.

After 3 years full-time in V8 Supercars, Reindler took a step back in 2013, competing in a few select rounds of the Australian Carrera Cup Championship and teamed up with Rick Kelly in the factory Jack Daniel's Nissan Altima V8 Supercar for the V8 Supercar PIRTEK Enduro Cup. Despite being hindered by straight-line speed issues, the duo went on to lead the Gold Coast race and ultimately finish in 6th place.

2014 saw Reindler on a hiatus from the sport competing in only two events; the Bathurst 12hr which saw a pole position and fastest race lap in class, and the Phillip Island 101 of the Australian GT Championship where he took out a class win and fastest lap.

He made his return to V8 Supercars alongside Tim Blanchard in the #3 Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VF Commodore at the 2015 Wilson Security Sandown 500, finishing 8th.

In 2016 he joined Charlie Schwerkolt Racing initially for the endurance championship but also filling in for Lee Holdsworth at Sydney Motorsport Park. He continued with the team in 2017.

Career results

The Holden VE Commodore of Karl Reindler at the 2010 Clipsal 500 Adelaide.
Season Series Position Car Team
2003 Australian Formula 3 Championship 6th Dallara F301 Spiess Opel Team BRM
2004 Australian Formula 3 Championship 1st Dallara F301 Spiess Opel Team BRM
2005 British Formula Three Championship 16th Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda Alan Docking Racing
2006 British Formula Three Championship 14th Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda Alan Docking Racing
2006–07 A1 Grand Prix 13th Lola A1GP Zytek A1 Team Australia
2007 Formula Renault V6 Asia 15th Tatuus - Renault V6 Team E-Rain
2008 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 8th Ford BA Falcon Howard Racing
V8 Supercar Championship Series 56th Ford FG Falcon Ford Rising Stars Racing
2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series 44th Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series 27th Holden VE Commodore Britek Motorsport
2011 International V8 Supercars Championship 25th Holden VE Commodore Britek Motorsport
2012 International V8 Supercars Championship 24th Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing
2013 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 22nd Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997 Team BRM
International V8 Supercars Championship 42nd Nissan Altima Nissan Motorsport
2015 International V8 Supercars Championship 46th Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport
2016 International V8 Supercars Championship 45th Holden VF Commodore Charlie Schwerkolt Racing
2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 51st Holden VF Commodore Charlie Schwerkolt Racing

Complete A1 Grand Prix results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2006–07 A1 Team Australia NED
SPR

PO
NED
FEA

PO
CZE
SPR

15
CZE
FEA

16
CHN
SPR

12
CHN
FEA

3
MYS
SPR

PO
MYS
FEA

PO
IDN
SPR

PO
IDN
FEA

PO
NZL
SPR

14
NZL
FEA

13
AUS
SPR

14
AUS
FEA

14
RSA
SPR

16
RSA
FEA

Ret
MEX
SPR

MEX
FEA

CHN
SPR

CHN
FEA

GBR
SPR

GBR
SPR

13th 25

24 Hours of Daytona results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Overall
Position
Class
Position
2008 United States Matt Connolly Motorsports United States Hal Prewitt
United States Spencer Trenery
United States Vic Rice
Italy Diego Alessi
Pontiac GTO.R GT 513 45th 25th

Supercars Championship results

Supercars results
Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 Position Points
2008 Ford Rising Stars Racing Ford BF Falcon ADE
R1
ADE
R2
EAS
R3
EAS
R4
EAS
R5
HAM
R6
HAM
R7
HAM
R8
BAR
R9
BAR
R10
BAR
R11
SAN
R12
SAN
R13
SAN
R14
HDV
R15
HDV
R16
HDV
R17
QLD
R18
QLD
R19
QLD
R20
WIN
R21
WIN
R22
WIN
R23
PHI
Q
PHI
R24
BAT
R25

19
SUR
R26
SUR
R27
SUR
R28
BHR
R29
BHR
R30
BHR
R31
SYM
R32
SYM
R33
SYM
R34
ORA
R35
ORA
R36
ORA
R37
56th 96
2009 Britek Motorsport Ford FG Falcon ADE
R1
ADE
R2
HAM
R3
HAM
R4
WIN
R5
WIN
R6
SYM
R7
SYM
R8
HDV
R9
HDV
R10
TOW
R11
TOW
R12
SAN
R13
SAN
R14
QLD
R15
QLD
R16
PHI
Q

30
PHI
R17

25
BAT
R18

11
SUR
R19
SUR
R20
SUR
R21
SUR
R22
PHI
R23
PHI
R24
BAR
R25
BAR
R26
SYD
R27
SYD
R28
44th 192
2010 Britek Motorsport Holden VE Commodore YMC
R1

Ret
YMC
R2

23
BHR
R3

24
BHR
R4

Ret
ADE
R5

Ret
ADE
R6

20
HAM
R7

16
HAM
R8

18
QLD
R9

24
QLD
R10

Ret
WIN
R11

21
WIN
R12

23
HDV
R13

Ret
HDV
R14

26
TOW
R15

21
TOW
R16

Ret
PHI
Q

28
PHI
R17

17
BAT
R18

15
SUR
R19

9
SUR
R20

Ret
SYM
R21

Ret
SYM
R22

14
SAN
R23

24
SAN
R24

22
SYD
R25

Ret
SYD
R26

Ret
27th 823
2011 Britek Motorsport Holden VE Commodore YMC
R1

Ret
YMC
R2

11
ADE
R3

19
ADE
R4

17
HAM
R5

17
HAM
R6

13
BAR
R7

7
BAR
R8

Ret
BAR
R9

DNS
WIN
R10

20
WIN
R11

23
HID
R12

Ret
HID
R13

25
TOW
R14

22
TOW
R15

24
QLD
R16

9
QLD
R17

16
QLD
R18

16
PHI
Q

28
PHI
R19

28
BAT
R20

14
SUR
R21

Ret
SUR
R22

22
SYM
R23

24
SYM
R24

20
SAN
R25

20
SAN
R26

17
SYD
R27

19
SYD
R28

18
25th 1144
2012 Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1

20
ADE
R2

20
SYM
R3

23
SYM
R4

24
HAM
R5

Ret
HAM
R6

20
BAR
R7

23
BAR
R8

23
BAR
R9

17
PHI
R10

16
PHI
R11

23
HID
R12

17
HID
R13

Ret
TOW
R14

25
TOW
R15

22
QLD
R16

14
QLD
R17

21
SMP
R18

22
SMP
R19

25
SAN
Q

25
SAN
R20

20
BAT
R21

19
SUR
R22

Ret
SUR
R23

DNS
YMC
R24

21
YMC
R25

21
YMC
R26

Ret
WIN
R27

21
WIN
R28

15
SYD
R29

7
SYD
R30

14
24th 1147
2013 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
PUK
R6
PUK
R7
PUK
R8
PUK
R9
BAR
R10
BAR
R11
BAR
R12
COA
R13
COA
R14
COA
R15
COA
R16
HID
R17
HID
R18
HID
R19
TOW
R20

PO
TOW
R21

PO
QLD
R22
QLD
R23
QLD
R24
WIN
R25
WIN
R26
WIN
R27
SAN
Q

21
SAN
R28

16
BAT
R29

19
SUR
R30

11
SUR
R31

6
PHI
R32
PHI
R33
PHI
R34
SYD
R35
SYD
R36
42nd 384
2015 Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
ADE
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
SYM
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
BAR
R9
WIN
R10
WIN
R11
WIN
R12
HID
R13
HID
R14
HID
R15
TOW
R16
TOW
R17
QLD
R18

PO
QLD
R19

PO
QLD
R20

PO
SMP
R21

PO
SMP
R22

PO
SMP
R23

PO
SAN
Q

10
SAN
R24

8
BAT
R25

Ret
SUR
R26

12
SUR
R27

22
PUK
R28
PUK
R29
PUK
R30
PHI
R31
PHI
R32
PHI
R33
SYD
R34
SYD
R35
SYD
R36
46th 288
2016 Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
ADE
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
PHI
R6
PHI
R7
BAR
R8
BAR
R9
WIN
R10

PO
WIN
R11

PO
HID
R12
HID
R13
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16

PO
QLD
R17

PO
SMP
R18

22
SMP
R19

23
SAN
Q

14
SAN
R20

12
BAT
R21

Ret
SUR
R22

Ret
SUR
R23

7
PUK
R24
PUK
R25
PUK
R26
PUK
R27
SYD
R28
SYD
R29
45th 309
2017 Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
PHI
R5
PHI
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
WIN
R9

PO
WIN
R10

PO
HID
R11
HID
R12
TOW
R13
TOW
R14
QLD
R15

PO
QLD
R16

PO
SMP
R17
SMP
R18
SAN
Q

11
SAN
R19

8
BAT
R20

Ret
SUR
R21

Ret
SUR
R22

8
PUK
R23
PUK
R24
NEW
R25
NEW
R26
51st 270

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

Year Team Car Co-Driver Position Laps
2008 Ford Rising Stars Racing Ford BF Falcon Australia Michael Patrizi 19th 156
2009 Britek Motorsport Ford FG Falcon Australia Jason Bright 11th 161
2010 Britek Motorsport Holden VE Commodore Australia David Wall 15th 161
2011 Britek Motorsport Holden VE Commodore Australia David Wall 14th 161
2012 Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore New Zealand Daniel Gaunt 19th 161
2013 Nissan Motorsport Nissan L33 Altima Australia Rick Kelly 19th 161
2015 Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VF Commodore Australia Tim Blanchard DNF 78
2016 Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Holden VF Commodore Australia Lee Holdsworth DNF 2
2017 Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Holden VF Commodore Australia Lee Holdsworth DNF 76

References

  1. ^ "2004 Formula 3 Australia Championship". www.formula3.cc. 27 September 2004. Retrieved 2006-11-05.
  2. ^ Gunther, Briar (3 February 2010). "Three cars, Reindler confirmed for BJR". Official site of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series. Archived from the original on 5 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-03.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 May 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Retrieved from Speedcafe 3/5/2011

External links

  • Official website
  • Karl Reindler career summary at DriverDB.com
  • Karl Reindler profile on US Racing Reference
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Michael Caruso
Winner of the Australian Formula 3 Championship
2004
Succeeded by
Aaron Caratti
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Dale Wood
Mike Kable Young Gun Award
2008
Succeeded by
James Moffat
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