Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport has confirmed Dunlop Series driver Scott Pye will team up with Taz Douglas for the Sandown 500 and the Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercars Championship endurance events.
Pye currently sits third in the development series after taking his first pole position, first race win and first podium result with Triple Eight Engineering in the last round at Barbagallo in Perth.
Triple Eight Engineering provide technical assistance and support to Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport and talks between Triple Eight's Managing Director Roland Dane and Lucas Dumbrell have been ongoing since March to secure the deal.
“We're excited to have Scott on board,” Dumbrell said.
“We've been talking to Roland Dane about this for a while, so it's nice to finally get the chance to confirm that he'll be joining us. He's a great young talent and proven already in the Dunlop Series that he has what it takes to be competitive.
“We've had a pretty good start to the year – Symmons Plains being the standout – and are working towards the enduros. The Team iSelect Commodore, with assistance from Triple Eight, has shown that it can run with the leaders, and while our results haven't been as consistent as perhaps we would have liked, we know we have the pace.”
After competing in the 2010 British Formula Ford Championship and the British Formula 3 Championship last year, Pye is thrilled to have secured a seat in the enduros alongside Douglas.
“I'm excited. To make the enduros in my first year back in the country is fantastic,” said Pye.
“I can't thank Lucas Dumbrell and Triple Eight enough.
“I'm really looking forward to joining Taz in the enduros. He's done a brilliant job this year, and he's been quick.
“I've done plenty of miles around Sandown, and in fact won my first Formula Ford race there in 2009, so I'm looking forward to the 500. I'd say Sandown is one of my best tracks, and to go to Bathurst in my first season in the (Bathurst) 1000 is fantastic.
“Earlier in the year I ran the 12 Hour at Bathurst in the HSV Astra and fell in love with the circuit. To run around it in the iSelect Commodore will be brilliant.”