Former Dunlop Super2 Series champion Chris Pither is rumoured to be in line for a seat at the new-look TEKNO Autosports outfit dubbed Team Sydney.
Following resolved negotiations to get the team back on track, TEKNO Autosports leading man Jonathon Webb has reportedly secured a second Racing Entitlements Contract (REC).
Next Tuesday the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season will be launched in Sydney where the team will be revealed.
Former champion James Courtney is already confirmed in the team’s line-up, however, a second driver hasn’t been confirmed.
When the Team Sydney idea was mooted last year, Webb indicated a desire to have a young driver join the team.
Australian outlet Auto Action has indicated Chris Pither will instead join the team in a full-time capacity.
Pither has recently been working as the Driving Standards Observer for the Castrol Toyota Racing Series. While remaining tight-lipped, velocitynews.co.nz understands Pither is in discussions with the team for a drive.
Now 33 years old, Pither drove with Garry Rogers Motorsport briefly in 2019 as a fill-in for Richie Stanaway who suffered a back injury.
In his three races as a ‘full time’ replacement, Pither finished 14th, 15th and 23rd in three starts. He also paired Stanaway in the PIRTEK Enduro Cup with a best finish of 12th at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
A disjointed career has plagued Pither to date. Having debuted in 2006 with Team Kiwi Racing, Pither has largely been a fixture in the series as a co-driver.
To date, Pither has just one full-time season in Supercars. In 2016 he joined the Tickford Racing-run (then Prodrive Racing) outfit Super Black Racing.
Pither had a best finish of eighth on two occasions, one at Barbagallo and the other at Queensland Raceway. He also recorded a pole position at Queensland Raceway not long before team owner Tony Lentino died following a long battle with cancer.
That year he finished 21st in the championship, but with Lentino gone the team folded too.
Pither has since had stints with Erebus Motorsport and Garry Rogers Motorsport as a co-driver. He has also raced for Britek Motorsport and Paul Morris Motorsport since his debut in 2006.