"Sad to confirm the rumours are true."
"Still hopeful I can get another seat #notgivingup".
The future of Garner racing with Peugeot next season was thrown into jeopardy when Peugeot withdraw a large portion of significant financial backing. Gardner is a relatively sponsor less driver and the team have now opted for a driver with significant financial benefits.
The team later issued a statement. 'With regret Peugeot can confirm that Kurtis Gardner is no longer contracted as a race driver next season. After a period of deliberation the senior officers took the option to terminate his racing contract with the team with immediate effect due to internal matters.'
Kazuki Armos confirmed in a previous interview that while Gardner may lose his racing contract he would maintain a contract as a reserve driver. However, the team have insisted they would allow Gardner to leave the team if another team offered Gardner a racing contract.