Kelly Racing has announced Karl Reindler will join the Melbourne-based team to drive under the Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing banner in 2012.
Reindler replaces Dave Reynolds and Stratco Racing and completes Kelly Racing's driver line-up for the 2012 V8 Supercars Championship. He joins Todd Kelly and Rick Kelly (Jack Daniel's Racing) and Greg Murphy (Pepsi Max Crew) in the four-car outfit.
“I'm very excited about my move to Kelly Racing,” said Reindler.
“I had some time in the Kelly Racing workshop in January to run through plans for this season and to meet all of the crew and there is a really great atmosphere within the place.
“The facility is just incredible and the fact that they are building more to bring it all under one roof just adds to that and makes it a great showcase for the sport. It's the best facility that I've seen in the country.
Reindler joins Kelly Racing after two seasons in the top-flight series with Brad Jones Racing, where he notched up four top-10 race finishes and the 26-year old is looking to take his racing career to the next level.
“This is the start of what I hope to be a long and prosperous relationship with Kelly Racing. The team is one of the newest in the championship but they had some great results last year and the team is constantly building on what they have to ensure they keep progressing.
“The attention to detail is just unbelievable. If they can improve on something they will do it and they are very serious about what they do.
“You can see that with their quick rise and to have results come so quickly, with Rick having three wins in the team’s third year, is a credit to the team, its management and how the business operates.”
Kelly Racing Co-Owner and Commercial Director, Rick Kelly believes their latest recruit will fit right in.
“We are very excited to have Karl join Kelly Racing for 2012,” said Kelly.
“Karl is a great young guy with a lot of talent and as a team we are going to work hard with him to unlock that potential with the aim of having him finish in the top 10 on a regular basis.
“I have raced with Karl many times on the track and have a lot of respect for him in the way he approaches his racing.
“Karl fits very well with the future plans of our team and it's refreshing to see that he is just as excited about our new relationship as everyone here at Kelly Racing is, including Todd and myself.”
Reindler's entry will be backed by Fair Dinkum Sheds, the third consecutive year that the West Australian young gun will be backed by Australia's leading supplier of garages and sheds.
“To have Fair Dinkum Sheds onboard with me for the third year in a row is great as well and I'm looking forward to building on that relationship even further in 2012.
He will have his first official outing with Kelly Racing at the pre-season test at Sandown on Saturday.