Kelly Grove Racing has confirmed that they are dealing with NSW Health in terms of a COVID-19 vaccination situation that has arisen in the Repco Supercars Championship fold.
It became clear yesterday that a driver – whose identity was originally kept anonymous until it was published by another media organization today – was faced with questions about the validity of a medical exemption.
David Reynolds has now been appointed as the driver to be investigated.
Sydney Motorsport Park had previously announced double vaccination (or valid exemption) as a requirement for access.
KGR has now reacted to the unfolding situation, which has taken the Supercars community by storm.
“We can not comment until we get feedback from NSW Health,” a spokesman for the team said.
“However, Kelly Grove Racing has the highest standards of compliance and we expect the same from everyone who works with us.
“The Repco Supercars Championship has stated, ‘All competitors at Sydney Motorsport Park comply with COVID protocols’.”
Speedcafe.com understands that there is no evidence of misconduct on Reynolds’ behalf at this time, but rather that he is under investigation.
What that means for his career in the short and long term, plus the KGR and the wider Supercars Championship, is still unclear.
It is believed that Reynolds has left the Sydney region.
Various drivers are believed to be considered for driving the # 26 Mustang if the Reynolds are made unavailable to compete in the Armor All Sydney SuperSprint this weekend.
Supercars has not commented on the matter today.