GRM unveil 2017 Holdens while Volvos head to Sweden
Garry Rogers Motorsport have unveiled the look for their new Holden Commodores for the 2017 Supercars while the Volvo S60s of last year head to Sweden.
The team will field two Holdens this season for James Moffat and newly signed former Walkinshaw Racing driver Garth Tander.
“2017 sees GRM’s return to racing Holdens. Of course I am disappointed that we couldn’t find a resolution with Volvo that would see us race the S60 and this disappointment is more for my people who put so much time and effort to design and build such a competitive car,” said team owner Garry Rogers.
“They should be all very proud of their achievement with what they did in such a short period of time with the Volvo.”
The team has confirmed that they will send two complete Volvo S60 race cars of Supercars specification to Cyan Racing in Sweden, an issue under legal dispute earlier between GRM and Volvo Cars/Cyan Racing.
“We could have butted heads over what the real meaning of those clauses were, but Garry decided we didn’t want to pull the cars apart. He wanted the history retained,” said GRM director Barry Rogers to supercars.com.
“So once we get the season underway with our new cars we’ll be tidying them up and sending them over. Volvo were very proud of the Albert Park win in 2014 (Volvo’s first Supercars win), so one will be presented in that livery and the other most likely as it finished in 2016.”
The team has also confirmed co-drivers for the 2017 season where Dunlop Super2 Series driver Richard Muscat will drive alongside Moffat during the endurance races and James Golding, who drive with Moffat last year, with Garth Tander.