Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
9
Points
1368
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 15.4
Average finishing Position 10.8

biography

Engineer
Richard Hollway
Origins
Perth, Western Australia; March 31, 1977
Resides
Melbourne, Victoria
Status
Married, Leanne
Outside of Racing
Motorsports, watersports, cycling and fitness
Personal Vehicle
1969 Chevrolet SS Camaro
Follow Garth Tander

This year, three-time Bathurst 1000 winner and 2007 V8 Supercars Champion Garth Tander heads back to where it all began – Garry Rogers Motorsport.

Tander has been the team’s most successful driver, winning Bathurst with Jason Bargwanna and finishing second in the championship in 2000, and after 12 years away with the Walkinshaw group is confident of competing for the championship in a new-look GRM.

2017 marks Tander’s 20th year racing a Holden – his experience and technical knowledge will surely assist the team’s transition back to racing Commodores with Walkinshaw Racing supplied engines.  

The second half of last year saw a resurgence from Tander, who won the Sandown 500 with Warren Luff before his shock sacking from the Holden Racing Team. He spent nine years with the former factory squad, having claimed a Clipsal 500 Adelaide crown, back-to-back Phillip Island 500s, and multiple successes in Australia’s Great Race, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 – including the iconic team’s 200th all-time race win alongside rookie Nick Percat in 2011.

He was a big chance at Bathurst last year before the controversial late race accident with Jamie Whincup and Scott McLaughlin, and claimed his first pole position in the new gen era at the last event at Sydney Olympic Park.

Tander is fourth on the all-time race winners’ list behind Craig Lowndes, Mark Skaife and Jamie Whincup; Sandown 2016 became his 54th race win in the category.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
Clipsal 500 Adelaide ›
Race 1 › 15 12 12
Race 2 › 8 11 11
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 3 › 16 18 11
Race 4 › 14 10 11
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 ›
Race 5 › 20 3 7
Race 6 › 20 7 6
Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 11 10 7
Race 8 › 16 9 7
Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 9 › 13 7 7
Race 10 › 10 6 6
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 11 › 20 26 7
Race 12 › 19 16 10
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 13 › 13 8 10
Race 14 › 9 6 8
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 15 › 17 11 8
Race 16 › 18 15 9
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint ›
Race 17 › 18 9 9
Race 18 › 20 11 9

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore VF
ENGINE:
Wilson Security Racing GRM

Former driver Garth Tander returns to Wilson Security Racing GRM as the team switches to Holden Commodores.

Next Event
Wilson Security Sandown 500
In Progress
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Practice 1
Format
PIRTEK Enduro Cup
Soft Tyres
co-drivers
Championship
Track Length
3.100km
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