Motorsport: Pither relishing fulltime V8 Supercars drive

Chris Pither during a V8 Supercars test day at Winton International Raceway. Photo / Getty Images
Chris Pither during a V8 Supercars test day at Winton International Raceway. Photo / Getty Images

Kiwi V8 Supercars driver Chris Pither begins his first full season in the sport this weekend at the Clipsal 500 on the streets of Adelaide.

Pither has taken over the fulltime drive of the Super Black Racing Ford in 2016 and will be hoping to capitalise on the success of the Pro-Drive Racing Fords, who prepares his car.

"I can't wait to get in the Ice Break Super Black Ford again this year," Pither says. "I went okay at that circuit last year in the Dunlop Series but in the main series it's a whole different ball game.

"The test day was really important for me and the team and we had a pretty strong day.

"Every time I get in the car I'm learning more about it and how the team operates as well so it'll be great to see what we can do at Clipsal this year."

Pither will get his first official run of 2016 when the cars head out for practice tomorrow.

- NZ Herald

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