Greg Ritter will join Volvo Polestar Racing for this season’s V8 Supercars Enduro Cup, team principal Garry Rogers has revealed.
Speaking at the announcement that Swedish driver Robert Dahlgren will join the new factory Volvo programme as its second full-time driver this season, Rogers confirmed Ritter’s signing for the three endurance races.
“We have signed Greg Ritter up, and we will determine over the next couple of months, maybe, because we’ll want to start testing who we take,” Rogers said.
Ritter, who finished 16th alongside Alexandre Prémat in the combined Enduro Cup standings in 2013, has already experienced the new Polestar S60 V8 Supercar, taking to the wheel at the team’s initial aerodynamic test run in December last year.
A second endurance driver is still to be announced, but Rogers said the fourth driver will be chosen based on competence and fit.
“We will determine over the next couple of months because we’ll want to start testing who we take – but look, we don’t know,” added Rogers.
“There’s some good local guys around. We won’t choose a driver because he’s Chinese, or an Arab, or whatever, and we won’t choose a driver because he’s got a big bag of dough either.
“We’ll choose a driver that we know will fit in with our team and give us the best chance of a result, because that’s what we do.”
Ritter, a former Sandown 500 winner in 2004 with Marcos Ambrose will link up with Garry Rogers Motorsport for an incredible ninth consecutive season, having made his debut with the team in 1999’s endurance events at Queensland and Bathurst after winning the national Formula Ford Championship in the same year.