Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
9
Points
2252
Penalty 15
Average Qualifying Position 14.1
Average finishing Position 10.8

biography

Engineer
Alex Somerset
Origins
Perth, Western Australia; March 31, 1977
Resides
Melbourne, Victoria
Status
Married
Outside of Racing
Motorsport, water sports, fitness, cycling
Personal Vehicle
HSV Gen F GTS
Follow Garth Tander

Three-time Bathurst 1000 winner and 2007 V8 Supercars Champion Garth Tander starts his 19th consecutive year with Holden in 2016; his sights locked on the front of the field.

Revered by drivers, fans and media alike for his professionalism and ongoing commitment, Tander has been part of the Holden official factory team line-up since 2008 – where he has notched up a staggering 23 championship and six non-championship race wins.

Tander’s time at HRT has seen him claim a Clipsal 500 Adelaide crown, back-to-back Phillip Island 500s, along with 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.

Tander is fourth on the all-time race winners’ list behind Craig Lowndes, Mark Skaife and Jamie Whincup. His 2014 Townsville victory, leading home teammate James Courtney for a famous back-to-back one-two result, took his career total to 53 championship wins.

As one of the most experienced drivers in the field, Tander’s knowledge of the sport and technical knowledge sees him remain an integral part of HRT’s ongoing VF Commodore development.

latest News

McLaughlin: Tander’s return to GRM “special”

Departing GRM driver Scott McLaughlin gives his blessing to his replacement.
16/01/2017

Tander: Why I signed with GRM

A competitive car and a career beyond the cockpit all appeal.
16/12/2016

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
2016 Clipsal 500 Adelaide ›
Race 1 › 9 5 5
Race 2 › 18 23 13
Race 3 › 13 3 5
2016 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 4 › 14 11 9
Race 5 › 18 6 5
2016 WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint ›
Race 6 › 18 9 7
Race 7 › 20 16 8
2016 Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 8 › 10 5 7
Race 9 › 10 7 7
2016 Woodstock Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 10 › 23 25 8
Race 11 › 19 12 8
2016 CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 12 › 25 23 10
Race 13 › 21 14 11
2016 Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 ›
Race 14 › 20 7 10
Race 15 › 10 20 10
2016 Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 16 › 19 14 12
Race 17 › 23 13 12
2016 Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint ›
Race 18 › 11 8 12
Race 19 › 13 7 11
2016 Wilson Security Sandown 500 ›
Race 20 › 2 1 8
2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 21 › 8 22 12
2016 Castrol Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 22 › 14 15 11
Race 23 › 20 11 11
2016 ITM Auckland SuperSprint ›
Race 24 › 5 5 11
Race 25 › 15 10 11
Race 26 › 13 10 10
Race 27 › 12 7 10
2016 Coates Hire Sydney 500 ›
Race 28 › 5 2 10
Race 29 › 1 2 9

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore VF
ENGINE: KRE developed 5.0 Litre V8, Holden 308 cast iron block, CNC machined aluminium heads, control V8 supercar cam shaft, aluminium dry sump
Holden Racing Team

Having celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, in 2016 Holden’s official factory racing team is looking to add to its storied history as one of Australia’s great sporting success stories.

Next Event
Clipsal 500 Adelaide
In Progress
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Practice 1
Format
SuperStreet
Mixed Tyres
single driver
Championship
Track Length
3.220km
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