A Supercars return has come early for Garth ‘GT’ Tander, as he prepares to tackle Round 6 of the Supercars All Stars Eseries next Wednesday night at the Circuit of the Americas.
The three-time Bathurst winner and 2007 Supercars champion says he’s looking forward to racing against SVG & JDub virtually.
“I’m really looking forward to the Eseries. Just like the real thing, the competition looks tough and the intensity is high, so situation normal! I’m looking forward to joining SVG and JDub representing the Red Bull Holden Racing Team.”
The #97 co-pilot will race in an identical livery to his counterpart Shane ‘SVG’ van Gisbergen, however will race an unfamiliar number to what we’re all used to.
“I’ll be using the number 42, as that is my wife, Leanne’s race number. My main number from Supercars was 2, and that is being used, and my karting number was 51, but I don’t want to use Murph’s number, so I figured Leanne’s number might give me some luck!
“I’ve been practicing quite a bit in the sim, but that has been in front-wheel drive cars, so not really comparable to a Supercar. I have done exactly zero kilometres prior to being announced as a wildcard, however since then I have tried to get as many miles as possible under my belt. I think I qualify as an eRookie,” GT said.
Round 6 of the Supercars All Stars Eseries takes place on May 13 at 18:00 AEST, with live streaming of the event available to view on the Red Bull Holden Racing Team’s Facebook page from 7:00pm AEST.