Garth Tander is about to embark on his final race with Walkinshaw Racing/Holden Racing Team after 12 yearlong partnership (9 with HRT) and it is sure to be a very emotional weekend all round.
During that time Garth has secured 50 victories for the team, only four less than his overall tally in the series.
So while the Sydney 500 will see Tander and HRT going their separate ways, it will also signal the end for HRT as well as it will be the final time Walkinshaw Racing will compete under the Holden banner. The coming weekend will also be the last race to be held at the Homebush street Circuit.
While the 2016 hasn’t been a hugely successful one for the team, the hope is that they will have a strong weekend to sign off for the season and hopefully secure second place in the team’s championship behind Red Bull.
“We’re looking forward to Sydney, it’s the last race of the year and we’d like to finish on a high note. It’s been a long season and a tough one with mixed results for us,” said Adrian Burgess, Managing Director. “We have made some good progress with the cars over the last six months and while this year’s championship is out of our reach, we head to Sydney with a focus on further car development and preparing for the 2017 season.”
“It’s GT’s last race with us and it’s our last race as the Holden Racing Team, and I’d like to thank Garth and Holden for helping our team achieve what we have to date. We’d like to finish this chapter of our history off strongly and hopefully come away with second place in the teams’ championship.”