David Reynolds will return to Supercars this weekend. Pic: Supplied

DAVID Reynolds will return to the Repco Supercars Championship at this weekend’s Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight.

The 2017 Bathurst 1000 winner was benched by Kelly Grove Racing after the first Sydney Motorsport Park round last month over his vaccination status.

He missed the next two rounds while waiting for his second COVID-19 vaccination, with Bathurst co-driver Luke Youlden making his first solo ‘main game’ starts during Reynolds’ absence.

The team confirmed that Reynolds has now had his second vaccination and is free to return to the cockpit of his #26 Penrite Ford Mustang for the final Sydney Motorsport Park round this weekend and for the Repco Bathurst 1000 next month.

“Kelly Grove Racing is pleased to announce that David Reynolds will be returning for Round Eleven of the Supercars Championship this weekend,” a statement from the team said.

“David is fully vaccinated and has fulfilled the requirements by NSW Health and Supercars to participate in this season’s penultimate event.

“Kelly Grove Racing would like to thank Luke Youlden for the phenomenal job he has done in David’s absence, and we are excited to have him back with us at the Bathurst 1000 early next month.”

Ironically, Reynolds is the third driver to be linked with racing his car at this weekend’s round.

In his absence, Porsche international GT star Matt Campbell had been expected to drive the #26 car but fell foul of a rule limiting a driver from switching between cars between a ‘sprint’ round and an endurance race.

That put Youlden back in the seat of the #26 Ford this weekend until Reynolds was cleared to return to competition.

Will Dale is V8 Sleuth's Head of Content - Digital. He began his media career as a breakfast radio newsreader before joining SPEED TV Australia and FOX SPORTS Australia in 2012 as its Digital Editorial Lead - Motorsport, covering all forms of motorsport both in Australia and internationally. He became part of the V8 Sleuth team in 2018.