Penrite Racing has rounded out day three of the Australian Grand Prix with David Reynolds fourth and Anton De Pasquale making a solid recovery to 11th.
A quick 13-lapper started the day from the fourth row, but with a non-stop sprint from start to finish, not much happened between.
David held his ground, but Anton dropped back off the line, settling into 12th before the end of the opening lap.
A tense mid-pack battle saw Hazelwood run down the inside of Percat just behind Anton, but luckily was unscathed.
David held 7thuntil the end, although Anton was unfortunately picked off by Lee Holdsworth in the late stages to finish 13th.
The second 25-lapper of the day proved to be more eventful. David moved quickly off the start line, elevating from P9 to P4 in a matter of moments.
Anton, in a similar scenario to the day’s earlier race, dropped back six places to P14.
Looking to redeem himself, Anton was quick to move by James Golding on lap five.
David took to pit lane five laps later and took on four new tyres and a splash of fuel to see him through to the finish line.
Crucially re-joining just ahead of Fabian Coulthard, the #9 sat in third behind those that had taken their stops, while Anton made his way through pit lane on lap 13.
This weekend’s only Safety Car appeared when a wheel parted way with Shane van Gisbergen’s car and with the field bunched back up, there were just four laps to go on the restart.
Anton got his pay back with Holdsworth for the earlier race, passing him for P11 before the chequered flag, with David just outside a podium in 4th.
DAVID REYNOLDS: Race 4 – 7th, Race 5 – 4th
“We are improving the car every time we go out, but the last race was the highlight of the day. I started ninth, got a brilliant start and made a few spots to third. I was really happy with that effort. Otherwise, Chaz passed me on soft tyres while I was on hard tyres, there wasn’t much I could do about it unfortunately, but I was really happy to pull away from Fabian. Every time we have gone out, we’ve learnt a lot about the set-up and hopefully we can put a bit more of that in it tomorrow and go forward again.”
ANTON DE PASQUALE: Race 4 – 13th, Race 5 – 11th
“Again, we had a couple really bad starts today, so we’re looking more in to why that keeps happening. The first race didn’t give us much time to race forward but we managed to move forward to 11thin the last one. We passed a few cars and we’ve made a good direction with the car, we just need to make a good start and we should be in a decent spot tomorrow.”