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Karl Reindler was born on April 8, 1985 in Perth, Western Australia. He is a former open wheeler racing star who is making his first full-time start in the V8 Supercar Chanpionship Series in 2010.
He originally joined the Tiger Cart Club in Western Austrialia in 1999 where he competed in the junior National Light Class. In 2000 he raced in both the Junior National Heavy and Junior Clubman class and did well enough to win 5 titles. Then in 2001 he got his Senior License and began racing in the C. I.K. Intercontinental A Series - Eastern States. He also made his debut in the West Australian State Sprint Kart Championships. Ten in 2002 he finished 3rd in the C. I.K. Intercontinental Class Karting Championship points.
In 2003 he moved up to the Australian Formula 3 Championship series and ranked an impressive 7th and 9th in his first round in Australian Formula 3 Championship. He was also competing in the Western Australian Formula Vee series and finished out the season with 3rd place in both the Western Australian Formula Vee Championship and Australian Formula 3 Championship which earned him the 2003 Rookie of theYear Award in Formula 3.
In 2004 after winning 5 races, earning 5 pole positions and making 7 podium appearances, he won his first ever Australian Formula 3 title driving a Dallara F301 Spiess Opel owned by Team BRM. The title also netted hin the CAMS Rising Star Scholarship.
In 2005, Reindler participate in the CAMS Elite Driver Program hosted by the Austrialian Institute of Sport until he moved to Britian where he made his debut in the British Formula 3 Championship series, at mid-season, driving for Alan Docking Racing and finished 7th in his debut event at Monza. Then he returned home.
In 2006, he left Austrailia again and raced as a driver for A1GP in Beijing, China which was the beginning of his international career.
In 2007, Karl tried racing in several different countries and motorsport series such as:
- Tested for Inging F3 team in Japan • Tested Formula Atlantic in the United States
- Raced British F3 at Donington and Spa-Francorchamps)
- Tested A1GP for Team Australia
- Was nominated for Rookie Driver for A1GP but lost to Ryan Briscoe
During 2008, he was voted V8 Supercar ‘Rookie of the Year’ as he kept up his international racing career at the following races:
- Rolex Daytona 24hr race held in Daytona Beach, Flordia, USA
- Fujitsu V8 Supercar Championship where he finished 8th
- Malaysia Merdeka 12hr Sepang race • FIA GT Race in Brno, Czech Republic
- Rolex Grand-Am Race race in Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
He returned to Australia in 2009 and participated in the L&H 500 - V8 Supercars held in Phillips Island and the Supercheap 1000 held in Bathurst. Karl has joined the Brad Jones Racing V8 Supercars team full time for the 2010 season.