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Richie Stanaway to replace David Reynolds at Grove

Richie Stanaway will make a full-time return to the Supercars grid in 2024 after inking a deal to replace David Reynolds.

Reynolds will depart the team at the end of the season to end a three-year spell and was widely tipped to depart after a tricky campaign that started with a podium in Newcastle before falling away to leave him down in 16th place in the points.

“Penrite Racing wish to make a statement regarding their 2024 driver line-up,” a statement from the team read.

“Penrite Racing will not be renewing David Reynolds’ contract for 2024. We wish Dave the best in his future endeavours.”

Stanaway will join in his place as he returns to the series on a full-time basis for the first time since the 2019 campaign, before he took the decision to retire from competition.

The 31-year-old made a return to racing last season at Bathurst in an Erebus Motorsport-run wildcard alongside Greg Murphy, making it into the top ten shootout in qualifying before the pair scored an eleventh place finish.

That earned Stanaway a place at Triple Eight for the enduros this season, where he will partner Shane van Gisbergen.

“I would like to thank Penrite Racing for the incredible opportunity to be a part of the team next year,” Stanaway said.

“I’ve been impressed by the direction the team has been heading in recent years and have been enjoying my time in the Gen3 era thus far.

“I am excited to see what we can achieve together.”

Team owner Stephen Grove said he was delighted to bring Stanaway into the fold.

“As we continue to build the race team, securing a driver of Richie’s calibre is extremely exciting — giving the team the opportunity to challenge for race wins and championships,” he said.

“Richie’s experience and feedback will be great for the team to further develop moving forward.

“I wish Dave all the best as he moves forward and thank him for his contribution to the team over the last three seasons.”