Garth Tander: Driver stability was the key
Garth Tander says stability on the driver front was one of the key reasons he has re-signed a three year deal with the Toll Holden Racing Team.
Tander and the factory Holden outfit announced today at the team’s workshop in Clayton, Victoria, that the two-time Bathurst winner has added a further three years to his deal with team, keeping him at HRT until 2014.
The new deal means that Tander will have a seven-year tenure at HRT, having started in ‘red’ in 2008.
Confirmation of Tander’s future with HRT gives the team two long-term driver deals, with team-mate James Courtney secured until the end of 2013.
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“It’s important for stability at HRT,” Tander told Speedcafe.com.
“James is contracted for another two years, I’m here for three, so from a driver point of view, everything is locked and loaded and we can focus on winning races and winning championships.”
The news of Tander re-signing comes just five days after the birth of his first child, Scarlett, on Friday morning.
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For more with Tander, see below for video, including words from Tander, team owner Ryan Walkinshaw and Toll HRT racing operations manager Mike Henry.