Coca-Cola have put their support behind Kiwi driver Chris Pither to assist his bid to return to the Supercars championship.
Pither completed the full 2020 Supercars campaign with Team Sydney in what was only his second permanent season drive of his career.
He concluded the year 20th overall but with his tail up after finishing the season finale in Bathurst reliably and in a respectable 16th.
However, he was left without a drive for the current season after being replaced in favour of Garry Jacobson.
Still armed with a burning passion to return to the championship full-time, Pither is being backed by the soft drink giant in pursuit of a drive in the 2022 season.
There is no certainty Pither can lock down a drive for next year. But the financial assistance brought in by Coca-Cola will play significant role when it comes to contract discussions with teams
“CCEP (Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Australia) are proud to partner with Chris Pither,” a CCEP spokesperson told Australian outlet Speedcafe.
“He is a wonderful ambassador of ours and has been for two years now.
“2022 looks like it will be a massive year for the Supercars season and we look forward to seeing Chris back in the driver’s seat.”
Pither, who won the Dunlop Super2 title in 2018, will partner Macauley Jones for this year’s Bathurst 1000.
There will be at least one more car on the Supercars grid next year, with Tickford Racing expanding back to a four car operation next season.