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Official: Two-year Triple Eight deal for Pye

TRIPLE Eight has confirmed it will reunite with Scott Pye for next year’s Supercars enduros.

For the first time since driving for Triple Eight in the 2012 Super2 Series, Pye will not be a Supercars Championship full-timer in 2024.

Set to be replaced at Team 18 by David Reynolds, Pye became the top draft pick in the co-driver market and – as exclusively reported by V8 Sleuth – Triple Eight has swooped.

It’s expected he will partner recruit Will Brown, while the Broc Feeney/Jamie Whincup combination is likely to continue, as is the re-signed Craig Lowndes in a wildcard spearhead capacity.

“I’m really excited to welcome Scotty back to the Triple Eight family since his last stint with the team over a decade ago,” said Whincup, who is also managing director of the Chevrolet squad.

“Scotty’s experience is evident and his addition to the team as a co-driver for Red Bull Ampol Racing next year will be invaluable.

“He still has plenty to prove in the category and with the support of an incredible team around him, I think he will flourish.

“There will no doubt be a bit of chatter regarding who Scotty will team up with in 2024, but those are conversations we’ll have once we kick off the 2024 season.

“Nonetheless, he will compliment either of our full-time drivers massively.”

After years of duking it out in the midfield, Pye is pumped to be joining forces with one of the most dominant teams in Australian motorsport history.

“I am really excited by the opportunity to return to the Triple Eight family from next season as a co-driver,” said the 33-year-old.

“It certainly feels like a bit of a homecoming for me having started my Supercars journey in Super2 with the team.

“I am looking forward to working with the unbelievable group of people in their team and am excited for the opportunity to go to the biggest races of the year with a real chance at success.

“You’re only as good as your team and I am as driven as ever to help Triple Eight continue their winning tradition.”

It’s understood that Pye will have the opportunity to cut ties with Triple Eight a year early if a full-time seat comes his way for 2025.

Two rounds remain in the four-season relationship between Pye and Team 18: the upcoming Gold Coast 500 and next month’s Adelaide finale.

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