Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
27
Points
159
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 22.7
Average finishing Position 17.3

biography

Date of birth
03/12/1986 (Age 32)
Place of birth
Palmerston North, NZ
Outside of Racing
Classic Cars, Fitness, Cycling
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Chris Pither made a winning return to the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2018, claiming the title.

That was part of a dual Garry Rogers Motorsport program that also included the PIRTEK Enduro Cup with Garth Tander.

While Pither is not defending his Super2 crown, he continues with GRM in the enduros alongside Richie Stanaway.

The New Zealander won two races and claimed seven podiums on his way to last year's Super2 title.

Pither had last raced in Super2 between 2013 and ’15, two seasons with Brad Jones Racing headlined by fourth in ’14 and followed by fifth in ’15 with MW Motorsport.

That paved the way for a full-time Supercars return with Super Black Racing in 2016, Pither taking pole at Queensland Raceway and 21st in the standings.

When that program folded, Pither was snapped up by Erebus Motorsport for the 2017 enduros, recording a career-best Supercars finish of fourth at Bathurst with Dale Wood.

He then rejoined GRM, having been one of its Volvo co-drivers in 2015.

Pither cut his teeth in Formula First and Formula Ford in New Zealand, before competing in HQ Holdens and the Toyota Racing Series.

He came to the attention of Aussie fans in the V8 Ute Series before first moving into Super2 in 2006, finishing 11th as a rookie.

A maiden foray into Supercars followed across 2006, ’07 and ’08 with Team Kiwi, until a practice crash at Bathurst put his career on hold.

Success in V8 Utes on either side of the Tasman in 2010 and ’11 got his career going again, Pither making his Supercars comeback as David Wall’s BJR co-driver in ’12.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Truck Assist Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 14 › 25 14 27
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 15 › 24 15 26
Race 16 › 19 23 26

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore ZB
ENGINE: V8
Boost Mobile Racing

Garry Rogers Motorsport welcomes new backer Boost Mobile and a new driver in Richie Stanaway in 2019.

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