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Tander special guest at Bathurst 12 Hour V8 Sleuth Open Night

FIVE-TIME Bathurst 1000 winner Garth Tander will be special guest at V8 Sleuth’s next Open Night event held at this year’s Bathurst 12 Hour GT race.

To be held on the evening of Friday February 3 at the National Motor Racing Museum at Mount Panorama, the Open Night has been a regular part of Bathurst 1000 race week in years gone by, though this year marks the second time one has been held coinciding with the 12 Hour.

Hosted by V8 Sleuth’s Aaron Noonan, the night involves a major sit-down interview with the 2007 Supercars Champion. Fans will also have the opportunity to ask their own questions to the 2002 Bathurst 24 Hour winner in a Q&A session.

Tickets are now on sale here for the Bathurst 12 Hour V8 Sleuth Open Night.

Tander was in the news pre-Christmas when his shock deal to sign with Grove Racing to drive a Ford Mustang at this year’s Sandown and Bathurst Supercars endurance races was confirmed.

He won last year’s Repco Bathurst 1000 with Shane van Gisbergen for Red Bull Ampol Racing, the duo’s second ‘Great Race’ triumph together given they also won in 2020.

Tander’s earlier Bathurst 1000 wins came in the 2000 race with Jason Bargwanna for Garry Rogers Motorsport, and 2009 and 2011 for the Holden Racing Team in addition to his successes with Triple Eight.

The 45-year-old has made 24 Bathurst 1000 race starts dating back to 1998 but he’s no stranger to the 12 Hour GT race.

He made five Bathurst 12 Hour starts – all at the wheel of Melbourne Performance Centre Audis – between 2016 and 2020 and commented the race on television last year.

Tander at the wheel of the 2002 Bathurst 24 Hour-winning Monaro. Photo: an1images.com / Dirk Klynsmith.
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