Triple Eight Race Engineering has announced the signing of Scott Pye as an endurance co-driver from 2024 on a two-year deal.
Pye missed out on a full-time drive next season with Team 18 signing David Reynolds to partner Mark Winterbottom. Pye is no stranger to Triple Eight, having raced in 2012 as part of the team’s Super2 program, eventually finishing runner-up in the championship.
Although not confirmed, Pye is expected to co-drive with the team’s new recruit Will Brown, with 2023 Bathurst-winning co-driver Richie Stanaway moving into a full-time drive with Grove Racing in 2024.
“I am really excited by the opportunity to return to the Triple Eight family from next season as a co-driver,” said Pye.
“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.”
Team principal Jamie Whincup added: “I’m really excited to welcome Scotty back to the Triple Eight family since his last stint with the team over a decade ago.
“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.”