Dunlop Series regular Chris Pither will drive the #34 Wilson Security Racing GRM Volvo in the Australian Grand Prix support races, with David Wall withdrawing on medical advice.
Wall suffered a burn to his right foot in the opening race of the Clipsal 500, but raced on for the remainder of the weekend. However, Wall will miss this weekend’s non-championship event to allow the burn to heal.
“Most of you would be aware that David Wall suffered a burn to his foot at the Clipsal race, on medical advice David has been instructed that to participate in the Melbourne Grand Prix this weekend would be inadvisable,” read a statement on the team’s website.
“Chris Pither will be substituting for David in car #34 at the Melbourne Grand Prix.”
Wall is expected to return for the Tyrepower Tasmania Super Sprint at Symmons Plains Raceway at the end of March.
Pither has competed as a co-driver with Brad Jones Racing in the last three endurance seasons, but his last main game appearance was in 2008 when he contested two rounds with Team Kiwi Racing.
The 28-year-old who competes full-time in the Dunlop Series for MW Motorsport has previously been linked to an endurance drive alongside Wall at this year’s Pirtek Enduro Cup.