Garth Tander hoping a fourth Bathurst win will keep his V8 Supercar career alive

Garth Tander will be focused on keeping his V8 Supercar career alive next year, when he tries for his fourth crown at the Bathurst 1000 this weekend.

Despite a rare win for the Holden Racing Team at the Sandown 500 last month, Tander was told just three days later he’ll be replaced by HRT next year.

Despite being dumped, Tander told Speedcafe.com he’ll be driving his heart out this weekend.


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Tander has been responsible for two of the HRT’s finest Bathurst wins, in 2009 and 2011.

“The news that I won’t be staying at Walkinshaw Racing for next year is disappointing and not the best preparation going into the biggest race of the year,” he told Speedcafe.

“But as an athlete when you pull your helmet on, the last thing you’re thinking about is that.

“We’ll park all that to one side and focus on this race.

“There’d be nothing better than winning this race on the 10th year since Peter Brock’s passing.”

Tander said he’s taking winning form into the biggest race of the year and he’s confident he has a car capable of getting the job done.

Click here for Garth Tander talking to Speedcafe.com on this weekend’s Bathurst 1000.