Motorsport: Kiwi Chris Pither confirmed as final driver for 2020 Supercars

A fifth New Zealander has been confirmed for the 2020 Supercars season, with a deal on Tuesday that will see him drive the Team Sydney No.22 Holden in this year's championship.

The Coca-Cola-sponsored outfit is the fallout from Tekno Motorsport that famously housed Shane Van Gisbergen from 2013-15 and won Bathurst in 2016, with Will Davison and team boss Jonathan Webb at the wheel.

Pither will join lead driver and 2010 series champion James Courtney in the only Sydney-based team on the grid.

Motorsport: Kiwi Chris Pither confirmed as final driver for 2020 Supercars
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It marks a return to full-time driving for the first time in three years for Pither, who steered Super Black Racing's Ford Falcon in 2016, before the death of owner Tony Letino folded the team.

"I'm definitely excited and just grateful for the opportunity," Pither told

"Obviously, there was a whole lot going on in the background, and for the team to be here now and presented the way they are is a great achievement by everyone involved.

"I think the ingredients here are fantastic and that’s part of the reason why I’m so excited.

"Overall, it has got a good feel. It’s a family-owned team and everyone is doing it for the same reasons, and that is to be the best we can be and get results, so I’m excited about that."

Pither has spent the last three years as an enduro specialist, racing for the now-defunct Gary Rogers Motorsport.

He joins countrymen Andre Heimgartner, Fabian Coulthard, Shane Van Gisbergen and two-time defending champion Scott McLaughlin.