Karl Reindler

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Karl Reindler
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Karl Reindler in 2012
Nationality Australia Australian
V8 Supercar Record
Car number 11
Current team Kelly Racing
Series Championships 0
Races 46
Round Wins 0
Podium finishes 0
Race Wins 0
Pole positions 0
2012 Championship position 24th (1147 pts)

Karl Reindler (born 18 April 1985) is a racing driver from Perth, Western Australia. Reindler competes in the International V8 Supercars Championship for Kelly Racing.

Reindler won the 2004 Australian Formula 3 Championship, beating Chris Gilmour by only 3 points.[1]

Reindler moved to Britain in 2005 to complete a half-season running in British F3, before competing in a full season in 2006, finishing a disappointing 14th from 17 Championship Class runners.

He represented Australia in the final race as second driver in the 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations season, then second round of the 2006-07 A1 Grand Prix season in the Czech Republic, without scoring any points, but in the third round in Beijing, China, he ended up on the podium in the Feature Race, profiting from other driver retirements. He continued on until the Durban event in South Africa then was dropped by the team. He joined the ranks of the Asian Formula Renault V6 series in 2007, but only ran one meeting.

2008 saw him join Matt Connolly Motorsports Pontiac GTO.R team for the Daytona 24 Hour. Reindler qualified the car 30th and 5th in GT, but had drama's during the race and finished 45th and 27th in class. He also drove in the 2008 FIA GT Brno 2 Hours for ARC Bratislava, qualifying 27th and finishing 22nd in the race. This was in addition to a full season in Fujitsu series in 2008, partnering Dean Canto at Howard Racing. 2009 saw just a handful of races which included the twin driver Australian Mini Challenge race in Perth where he shared with his younger brother Chris and some V8 Supercar events.

Reindler joined V8 Supercar full-time in 2010. Reindler drove a Brad Jones Racing customer Holden Commodore under the banner of Britek Motorsport and Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing.[2]

On 1 May 2011, Reindler was involved in a major start-line accident with Steve Owen at Barbagallo Raceway. Reindler's Commodore stalled on the grid and was hit from behind at an estimated 150 km/h by Owen, the resulting impact rupturing the fuel cell, producing a major fireball. The fuel entered the car and starting burning it from the inside out. Reindler walked away suffering burns to his face and hands, was hospitalised and released that evening.[3]

In 2012 Karl joined Kelly Racing to drive the #11 Car as team mate to Greg Murphy for the 2012 season.

Career results[edit]

The Holden VE Commodore of Karl Reindler at the 2010 Clipsal 500 Adelaide.
Season Series Position Car Team
2003 Australian Formula 3 Championship 6th Dallara F301 Spiess Opel Team BRM
2004 Australian Formula 3 Championship 1st Dallara F301 Spiess Opel Team BRM
2005 Australian Drivers' Championship 14th Dallara F304 Spiess Opel Bronte Rundle
2005 British Formula Three Championship 16th Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda Alan Docking Racing
2006 British Formula Three Championship 14th Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda Alan Docking Racing
2006–07 A1 Grand Prix 13th Lola A1GP Zytek A1 Team Australia
2007 Formula Renault V6 Asia 15th Tatuus - Renault V6 Team E-Rain
2008 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 8th Ford BA Falcon Howard Racing
2009 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 19th Ford BF Falcon McElrea Racing
2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series 44th Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series 27th Holden VE Commodore Britek Motorsport
2011 International V8 Supercars Championship 25th Holden VE Commodore Britek Motorsport
2012 International V8 Supercars Championship 24th Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing
2013 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 22nd Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997 Team BRM

Complete A1 Grand Prix results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2006–07 A1 Team Australia NED
SPR

PO
NED
FEA

PO
CZE
SPR

15
CZE
FEA

16
CHN
SPR

12
CHN
FEA

3
MYS
SPR

PO
MYS
FEA

PO
IDN
SPR

PO
IDN
FEA

PO
NZL
SPR

14
NZL
FEA

13
AUS
SPR

14
AUS
FEA

14
RSA
SPR

16
RSA
FEA

Ret
MEX
SPR

MEX
FEA

CHN
SPR

CHN
FEA

GBR
SPR

GBR
SPR

13th 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2004 Formula 3 Australia Championship". www.formula3.cc. 27 September 2004. Retrieved 2006-11-05. 
  2. ^ Gunther, Briar (3 February 2010). "Three cars, Reindler confirmed for BJR". Official site of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  3. ^ http://www.speedcafe.com.au/2011/05/02/reindler-i-could-feel-my-face-burning/ Retrieved from Speedcafe 3/5/2011

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