Four-time Bathurst 1000 Winner Garth Tander has been appointed to the Karting Australia Board of Directors.
The appointment of the 2007 Supercars Champion adds further depth to the skills-based Board with his career in motorsport covering a significant number of areas since starting as a child racing karts at the Tiger Kart Club in Western Australia.
During his time behind the wheel in a kart Tander was successful at a State Championship level on seven occasions before being crowned the 1997 Formula Ford Australian Champion and then continuing to a decorated career in the Supercars Championship.
These days, Tander is a regular at Karting Australia events across the country with his children and is also highly regarded for his work as a part of the commentary team in the Supercars Championship and other motor racing events.
Tander not only brings a significant amount of racing experience to the Board but also sound commercial knowledge.
“Karting provided me with some of the best memories of my racing days, I recall the great times that we spent as a family travelling around Western Australia and various parts of the country. I also met some great people through the sport, some of whom I remain good friends with today,” said Tander.
“The sport has changed a lot since those days, but the fundamentals are still the same and I’m excited to be appointed to the Board to help further grow the sport into the future.
“There is a lot of experience on the Board, both in motorsport and business, everyone there is extremely passionate about further growth for the sport. I look forward to working with my fellow Directors and the Staff on building karting into the future.”
Tander accepted the invitation to join the Board after Troy Bundy retired following his move to America to take up the role of managing Porsche Motorsport in the USA.