PremiAir Racing has confirmed Chris Pither will join the team for the 2022 Supercars Championship, leaving Fabian Coulthard without a full-time drive in the series.
Garry Jacobson will compete for PremiAir Racing alongside Pither.
It was announced last week that Peter Xiberras purchased Team Sydney and its two Racing Entitlements Contracts, leaving questions around who would drive for the new outfit.
Jacobson and Coulthard were both contracted to continue with the team for the 2022 season.
Coulthard has been released from his contract, allowing fellow Kiwi Pither to return to a full-time seat in the Supercars field with the team, on a one year contract.
Pither sat out most of the 2021 championship, returning to the category to race at Bathurst alongside Mccauley Jones for Brad Jones Racing.
The move leaves Coultard without a full-time driver in the series for the first time since 2005. The Kiwi will likely now be a key figure in the co-driver market.
Pither’s last full-time drive came in 2020 with Team Sydney, before leaving at the end of the season, making way for Coulthard to join the team for the 2021 season.
The Kiwi made his championship debut in 2006, with his first full-time season coming in 2016 with Tickford satellite team Super Black Racing, taking a pole position that year at Queensland Raceway.
The first event of the 2022 championship will be at Newcastle March 4-6.
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