Garth Tander’s seek for a brand new Supercars dwelling has been quick, with Triple Eight signing up the champion a day after he was minimize by Garry Rogers Motorsport.
Tander will associate fellow title-winner Shane van Gisbergen as a co-driver by means of the Enduro Cup for the subsequent two years.
The transfer provides the Red Bull Holden Racing Group a formidable line-up for Sandown, Bathurst and the Gold Coast in 2019, given automotive No.88 will see Jamie Whincup joined by fellow legend Craig Lowndes.
Tander, a three-time Bathurst 1000 champion, mentioned he was itching for an additional shot on the mountain.
“Triple Eight have clearly been the category crew in Supercars for the most effective a part of the final decade, their outcomes converse for themselves,” Tander mentioned.
“When the chance arose to be part of the crew alongside Shane for the enduros it was clearly one of the best ways for me to transition from a full-time driver to a co-driver.”
Van Gisbergen is but to salute within the sport’s nice race and mentioned the addition of the 41-year-old – who replaces Earl Bamber – gave him an incredible likelihood to accomplish that.
“So far as expertise goes, there’s in all probability not many higher drivers,” the Kiwi mentioned.
“Craig is again driving with Jamie, which is becoming, and if you cannot have Craig then Garth is certainly the most effective individual to have in your crew.”
Triple Eight chief Roland Dane mentioned he moved rapidly to seize Tander when he heard that Richie Stanaway can be changing him at GRM.
“It is occurred in a short time, however we’re extraordinarily glad to be welcoming him to the crew,” he mentioned.
“On paper it is going to be an excellent partnership. Shane and Garth are the same peak, Garth is clearly very skilled in not only a supercar however a Holden they usually each understand how to deal with strain when it issues probably the most.”