The Bottle-O Racing Team has signed David Reynolds to drive the #55 The Bottle-O Ford, confirming the final driver in the factory Ford team's line-up for the 2012 V8 Supercars season.
Reynolds is regarded as one of the emerging stars of Australian motorsport and team owner Rod Nash is pleased to have secured his services.
The 26-year-old won multiple Australian championships on his way to V8 Supercars, though this is his first drive for a factory-backed team.
"I am extremely excited to join The Bottle-O Racing Team and Rod Nash and the new partnership leaves me feeling highly-motivated for this new chapter in my career," Reynolds said.
"Everyone here has welcomed me with open arms and the professionalism of the team is second to none.
"I'm really looking forward to driving with the factory Ford team and I cannot wait to sample a Falcon for the first time.
"It is also great to be reunited with my engineer James Small who I've worked with in the past. I am looking forward to continuing our successful relationship in the coming seasons."
Nash believes the combination of Reynolds and Small, along with the proven speed of his Ford Performance Racing-prepared Falcon, will ensure his team is a regular fixture in the lead pack.
"It is with immense pleasure that we confirm David Reynolds as the driver of the #55 The Bottle-O FPR Ford," Nash said.
"David is undoubtedly one of the stars of the future and we aim to work closely together to ensure our car joins the other two factory Fords at the head of the field. This should be made easier by the high level of development FPR has brought onto its cars in recent months so I am confident we are giving David a race-winning car.
"As far as I'm concerned all the ducks are now in a row for car 55 and David to gain some great results into the future.
"David also has the right personality to fit into our close-knit team. I am really looking forward to seeing him in green for the first time this weekend at Sandown."
Reynolds will sample the #55 The Bottle-O Ford for the first time on Saturday at the V8 Supercars season launch test day at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne.