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Reynolds unloads on Supercars’ parity mismatch

BATHURST 1000 winner David Reynolds is leading calls for Supercars to fix its alleged parity problem, with the Ford driver declaring the two Gen3 models are not in the same league.

Not for the first time since the mid-week Sydney Motorsport Park test, Reynolds has come out swinging in regards to the current state of play.

Having simmered for months, the parity saga exploded on Wednesday when Camaros accounted for 11 of the top 12 slots in the afternoon test sessiontriggering suggestions of Ford sandbagging by various Chevrolet-aligned personnel.

Reynolds though is not backing down, adamant parity has nowhere near been reached as a crucial straight-line aero test awaits next week at Temora.

“We’ve got two manufacturers, the Chev and our Ford cars, and the Ford cars are probably about six to eight tenths slower which, in our game, that is literally a different sport,” he said on SEN, Supercars’ new official AM radio partner.

“You might as well not compete with these other people because you can’t compete with them with that deficit of time.

Reynolds, Matt Payne and Garth Tander all cycled through the two Grove Mustangs at SMP. Pic: Nathan Wong

“It’s like if you were to play a team in NRL and the other team’s allowed to take drugs and you weren’t allowed to take drugs.

“Ninety-nine percent of the time, the blokes that are taking drugs are probably going to win because they’ll be fitter and stronger and do everything better, so that’s basically what we’re fighting against.

“We’re fighting against another car with one arm tied behind our back.

“It’s going to be a very, very difficult year, but as long as I’ve been in the sport, there’s always been some sort difference within the cars, and it’s only really been on my side of the fence where it’s actually helped me twice in my life: in 2015 when they built the FGX, and then 2018 when they built the Commodore ZB.

“Every other time I think I’ve always been on the losing side, so it’s really not a fun time when there’s a massive, massive deficit like this.”

Reynolds is joined at Grove Racing this year by new teammate Matt Payne and high-profile co-driving recruit Garth Tander.

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