Super2 champion Chris Pither moves to TCR Australia with GRM

Reigning Supercars Super2 series champion Chris Pither has been confirmed to drive a Renault Mégane RS TCR for Garry Rogers Motorsport in inaugural TCR Australia series season.

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to drive for and represent GRM in TCR Series Australia,” said Chris Pither.

“It’s a great feeling to continue our successful relationship since winning the Dunlop Super2 Series together last year. GRM is a fantastic team and very supportive of its drivers and staff. I’m very pleased to continue to drive with them.”

GRM is going to field two Renaults and two Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCRs in the 2019 TCR Australia series season.

Pither’s team-mate is yet to be confirmed and one of the Alfa Romeo seats has been confirmed so far in the form of former Toyota 86 Racing Series champion Jimmy Vernon.

“It’s fantastic that we can confirm that Chris will continue to be a driver for our team in our new TCR Renaults,” said team manager Barry Rogers.

“Chris is a genuine talent. He is fast, smart and very dedicated. He is everything you want in a race driver.

“We are expecting to receive our four TCR cars, including the Renault that Chris will drive, very soon. We really can not wait to get hold of them and get them out on track.”