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Chris Pither to leave PremiAir Racing

PremiAir Racing has confirmed that Chris Pither will leave the team at the end of the 2022 Supercars season.

Pither, who has a best finish of twelfth this year, joined the team at the start of the season to drive the #22 Holden Commodore for the first year team – which was formed when Peter Xiberras took over and rebranded Team Sydney.

Pither has previously driven the same car for Team Sydney during the 2020 campaign.

“It is no secret that things came together very quickly at the start of the 2022 season for us as a new team,” Xiberras said. “Chris’ input with his knowledge of the car as we created a whole new program while jumping straight into events was much appreciated.”  

Team principal Matt Cook was also quick to thank Pither for his work.

“While we may not be working together following the conclusion of the current season, we wish Chris all the best and look forward to racing him in the future.” he said.
“Supercar racing is a team effort and Chris came to PremiAir Racing with valuable knowledge and has been an integral part of our development across the year, and his commitment to striving for results is commendable.

“We thank him for all of his efforts across the year as we have raced around the country, and we wish him all the best.”  

PremiAir has yet to name a driver for the 2023 season, with Tim Slade having been linked with a move to replace Pither after splitting with Blanchard Racing.