Marcos Ambrose has voluntarily relinquished his V8 Supercars drive to Scott Pye ahead of the Symmons Plains round of the V8 Supercars.
As reported by MOTOR's sister publication, Auto Action, Ambrose has stepped back from full-time driving duties following an uncompetitive showing in the opening two rounds of the 2015 series.
In a statement released this afternoon, Ambrose said “Although this is a decision which has been hard to make, it has become clear to me over the first two events of the season that I need more experience in these cars to do what is required of the lead driver and to be competitive for the team and our partners."
He will be replaced in the #17 DJR Penske Falcon by Scott Pye, who lost his full-time gig at the end of last year as DJR transitioned back to being a one-car operation.
Ambrose's future plans are unclear at this time, but he said he remains fully committed to the Penske team and hopes to be back behind the wheel later this year.
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