Garth Tander has confirmed that he will be racing for Garry Rogers Motorsport in the 2017 Supercars championship season….
“Great to be able to announce this. So happy to be back at GR Motorsport. Exciting times ahead,” he said on Twitter…..
It appears as if the new deal will see Tander back with his old team for the next two seasons as he not only races, but helps with the overall development of the car.
Tander raced for Garry Rogers when he first started his Supercars career back in 1998, ending his six year stint with them under good terms in 2004 when he made the switch to Walkinshaw Racing.
Rogers didn’t hold Garth’s move against him and understood that he needed to make the most of the opportunity he was given, however he is now more than eager to welcome his former driver back into the fold….
“When we realised we might be able to get him and we had a chat to him it all just went the right way,” Rogers was quoted as saying on the sports official website. “He has a few good years left in him in my opinion and whether that’s two or 10 I don’t know and however many that is I would like to think he would be happy to be driving for us."
"And I think the discussions we have had he also understands enough that perhaps there will be a stage where perhaps he doesn’t want to do as much and then we would look at maybe endurance races and helping us with our young drivers. I just think he has a lot of positives for us.”
Not only will Garth be racing, but he will be helping out Garry’s son, Barry, in the management side of things….
“A really important part of this is that people will have noticed my son Barry has been running the team equally as much as I have in recent times. Garth actually lived with Barry when he first started and the fact he knows him from those days is a great advantage. And Garth’s business acumen is important; he is very smart as well as being a great driver so I think he will be a great person to help Barry not only maintain the team but also grow the team.”