Pither joins GRM for 2018 Supercars enduros
Chris Pither will join Garry Rogers Motorsport for next year’s Pirtek Enduro Cup campaign.
The former Supercars full-timer returns to the Melbourne team having contested the enduro campaign alongside David Wall in 2015.
Pither proved a valuable co-driver this year after finishing 11th in the Pirtek Enduro Cup standings when he joined Dale Wood at Erebus Motorsport.
The run included an impressive drive to fourth in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
GRM is yet to specify whether Pither will partner Garth Tander or new recruit James Golding next year.
“I had a great time with GRM in 2015, it was very enjoyable, so I’m excited to be re-joining the team for the 2018 Pirtek Enduro Cup,” said Pither.
“I have a lot of confidence in the team and I am looking forward to the testing and racing to begin.
“It’s great to announce this today, start working with the team and be even more prepared heading into the new year.”
Team owner Garry Rogers is looking forward to working with Pither again having been impressed by his performances in recent seasons.
“2015 was the year that the Volvos were plagued with the Polestar engine issues limited our testing and circuit time,” said Rogers.
“In fact Chris did not even do lap at Bathurst after an engine failure on lap 15 with David Wall at the wheel.
“However, during his time with us I was happy with the way he fitted in and with his driving ability.
“After a very solid endurance campaign this year I am pleased to welcome him back to the team.”
The team is yet to reveal its second co-driver for the Sandown, Bathurst and Gold Coast races.