The race winner has inked a recent two-year contract extension with the Holden staff, this newest deal set to take their relationship into the Gen3 period.
Pye will spend no less than one in every of this seasons partnered with Mark Winterbottom, who’s at present within the first 12 months of his newest two-year deal.
Affirmation of this contract extension shuts down rumours that Pye may play a component in what’s already been an explosive foolish season with the likes of Nick Percat and Andre Heimgartner on the transfer.
“It’s incredible to be extending my contract with Workforce 18,” Scott Pye.
“I’ve had such a incredible time right here. I like working with [team owner] Charlie [Schwerkolt] and the remainder of the staff and I believe our performances have been fairly robust and we’ve been constructing some momentum over the two-year interval.
“For me the choice to remain on was a simple one, so it’s incredible to have that now locked away and be capable to sit up for what’s coming sooner or later.
“We’re one of many smaller groups on the market however I undoubtedly don’t really feel like we’re an underdog anymore. We’re one of many groups that on our day can win races, problem for podiums and again up week-after-week.
“So going into Gen3, the best way that platform will look will give groups like ours an actual alternative to be punching up the entrance constantly and we’re in a very good place as a staff to capitalise on this transformation within the sport.
“I’m very completely satisfied and it’s considerably a aid to have the paperwork aspect of issues executed, however I’ve been motivated from Day 1 becoming a member of this staff and I need to assist it come to fruition.”
Scott Pye, Workforce 18 Holden
Photograph by: Edge Photographics
Schwerkolt added that having Pye locked in will assist the staff struggle for wins and podiums within the coming season.
“From the second Scott walked into the staff he has seamlessly built-in into the tradition we’ve constructed right here, his ardour and dedication to succeed rubs off on everybody in our workforce,” stated Schwerkolt.
“He has constructed a robust rapport along with his engineer Phil Keed which we intend to progress additional as we intention for continuity in our engineering and assist employees into subsequent season.
“Commercially he has been a robust match; our companions love working with him and he has contributed considerably to rising the model of Workforce 18.
“He has established himself as one of many main drivers on the grid by means of his velocity and race craft, and we all know he’ll get the perfect of the tools we offer for him and Mark.
“Along with [Mark], a former champion and Bathurst winner with 18 seasons of expertise within the class, we really feel we’re constructing our staff to a place to contend for podiums and race wins as we glance forwards to a brand new period for the Supercars Championship.”
Pye joined Workforce 18 final season, pipping Winterbottom to ninth within the standings in what was the standout intra-team battle of the 12 months.
It is Winterbottom that is faring higher within the factors this 12 months, although, the veteran sitting seventh whereas Pye is thirteenth.