Further pieces of the Repco Supercars Championship silly season have fallen into place as Team 18 confirmed it was parting ways with driver Scott Pye.
Pye joined the squad at the start of the 2020 season as Team 18 expanded to two entries for the first time as the new signee took three podiums, the first for the operation as a standalone entity.
Currently sitting 13th in the standings following the previous round at Shell V-Power Motorsport Park as he has finished a best of fifth at Symmons Plains.
The announcement opens the door to the hotly tipped prediction regarding David Reynolds joining the squad following Grove Racing’s announcement the veteran was leaving after three years.
“It has been an incredible journey with Team 18 over the last four years, and I’m grateful for the experiences we’ve shared as a group,” said Pye.
“I want to thank the team, the crew on my #20 car, and my fans for their unwavering support.
“I’m excited for what the future will bring as I look ahead to new opportunities in the sport.”
Team Owner Charlie Schwerkolt thanked Pye for his contribution to the team.
“Scott Pye has been a valued driver for Team 18 over the last four years, and has contributed immensely to the growth and success of the team,” he reflected.
“He has produced some amazing moments in his time, including when he delivered our first three podiums as a standalone outfit in 2020, as well as a host of standout performances that will be etched in our history.
“We thank him for his hard work, dedication and professionalism and wish him all the best in his future racing activities.
“We will continue to keep our foot firmly on the throttle as we aim to deliver our best possible performance in the endurance races and the remaining four rounds of the championship.”