Garry Rogers Motorsport has decided to rest French-driver Alexandre Prémat for next weekend’s round at the Gold Coast 600. One of the team’s endurance drivers, Greg Ritter, will take Prémat’s place, sharing the #33 car with GRAND-AM Rolex Series driver Ricky Taylor.
Prémat has been the only non-Australasian full-time racer in the V8 Supercars Championship this season, and currently sits 26th in the standings on 782 points, second-to-last of the full-time drivers in the field. The former DTM driver’s best finish to date was 13th place at Symmons Plains back in April.
The team has decided to stand him down for Surfers Paradise, but he’s due to be back in the car at the next round in the United Arab Emirates at the Yas Marina Circuit.
Greg Ritter, who shared the #34 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore with Michael Caruso at Sandown and Bathurst, will take over the #33 car and share with British driver Ricky Taylor, who’s been racing for SunTrust Racing in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.
Caruso will pair with Canadian IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe at next weekend’s race, the third ‘International Drivers’ event to be held at the Gold Coast by the V8 Supercars Championship.